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SmithCarey Recruitment
North West England
Attractive salary + 10% bonus, £6,750 car allow & benefits
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

North West England
Attractive salary + 10% bonus, £6,750 car allow & benefits


Are you ready to elevate your career with a global food company that is on an impressive growth trajectory? Imagine being part of a mission-driven organisation that not only leads with its values but also fosters a culture of continuous learning and improvement. This is your chance to shine as a Senior National Account Manager, where you will play a pivotal role, in managing a strategic Grocery Multiple account.


Located in the vibrant North West of England, you would be joining a substantial UK-based brand and own-label manufacturing food business with integrated trading partnerships across the Grocery Multiple accounts. They deliver outstanding quality and service to their customers.

Their high-quality brands are growing and are household names, all with well-supported marketing investment.

This well-invested business is looking to further step-change its operation this year, with the Commercial Director looking to attract additional top Account Management talent, with the potential to fast-track their future career growth up to the next management level.


You will directly manage and influence the substantial P&L performance of a major Grocery Multiple account and have direct influence on developing trading strategies focused on growing brand distribution activities. You will drive own label product availability, supporting multi-site, in-store display quality and consumer-led promotional activities.

In short, you’re the MD of a large, high-profile customer with a platform to build strategies and influence the business agenda at a senior level both externally and internally, so making a real business performance difference!

This position offers agile working arrangements, requiring your presence in the office only two days a week, thus providing an excellent work-life balance.


As the ideal candidate, you will bring extensive retail and commercial experience to the table, with a particular emphasis on working with the Top 5 retailers. Your proven track record will demonstrate your ability to navigate the complexities of these key accounts, ensuring that strategic objectives are met and exceeded.

Your exceptional persuasion and negotiation skills will be your tools of the trade, allowing you to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, drive sales and deliver results that contribute to the company's ambitious growth plans. Your ability to think on your feet, coupled with a strategic mindset, will ensure that you can adapt to the ever-changing retail landscape, keeping the company at the forefront of the industry.

In return for your dedication and expertise, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, reflective of the high calibre of professional that you are. You will also be part of a supportive team environment where your contributions are not only valued but are integral to the company's success.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, where your efforts will make a significant impact, then this is the moment to step forward and make your mark in the food industry.

Please apply below or email Maria at quoting reference MS/2422, including full details of your current benefits package.

Alternatively, please call Maria Murphy for an initial confidential discussion on 07745 184922.

Closing date for applications: 20th April 2024


As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Our services at SmithCarey embrace retained recruitment consultancy, interim management and training, with our FMCG clients ranging from major bluechips to medium and small companies across food, drink and non-food, branded and own label.

Spanning both the corporate and the recruitment viewpoint, our Consultants have an outstanding track record of knowledge and experience in the FMCG market – specifically Sales & Marketing, including; National Account Management, Category Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Field Sales, International Sales Management and Brand Marketing.

We take our relationship with you, the candidate - and you, the client - very seriously. What you can expect from us is honest advice and real assistance at an individual level. We understand your concerns, we can get on your wavelength, and we can produce the results you want – be it a major career move to steer you in the right direction with your future ‘career road map’ or simply some welcome guidance and support.

The SmithCarey team are passionate in their belief that companies who want to attract top talent need to invest and take a more proactive approach, even before vacancies arise, by creating an employer branding talent attraction strategy. We have invested heavily in both resource and new technology to embrace the LinkedIn/Facebook generation, through social networking tools and other media.

Everything we do is done with passion, professionalism and integrity. We operate with strict confidentiality and never send out CVs without prior consent, recommend candidates without thorough screening or market false positions to attract response.

Our message to people who have the drive and energy to be a success is to come and talk to us. We can help by advising you what’s out there, provide support with your ‘career roadmap’ for how you might progress, together with advice on how to make it happen and, who knows, we might have the perfect position for you right now!

Take a look at our current opportunities; then email with a covering letter, stating your current remuneration package and a copy of your CV to one of our Consultants.

For Recruitment:

Mark Smith - - mobile 07747 847214

Maria Murphy – – mobile 07745 184922

For Training:

Paul Carey - – mobile 07786 745165

Or for any other general enquiries call 01488 649360 or email: or visit our website

We look forward to helping you manage your future ‘career road map’ and assisting you in building a successful Sales or Marketing career in the exciting world of FMCG.

Company info
01488 649 360
SmithCarey Limited
PO Box 735
PE29 9PH
United Kingdom

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