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SmithCarey Recruitment
North West England
Highly competitive salary + 10% bonus, £6,750 car allow & benefits
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Based North West with Flexible home/office working
Highly competitive salary + 10% bonus, £6,750 car allow & benefits


Are you ready to advance your career with a global food company that is experiencing remarkable growth? Imagine yourself joining a mission-driven organisation that not only prioritises its values but also cultivates an environment of continuous learning and enhancement. Here's your chance to shine as a Senior National Account Manager, where you'll have a significant impact managing a key Grocery Multiple account. Let's make it happen!


Based in the vibrant North West of England, you'll be part of a significant UK-based food brand and own-label manufacturer with strong trading ties across Grocery Multiple accounts. They're known for delivering outstanding quality and service to customers.

Their renowned brands, backed by solid marketing investment, continue to expand and are household favourites.

This well-supported business is gearing up to elevate its operations this year. The Commercial Director is seeking top-tier Account Management talent, offering opportunities for rapid career advancement 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 steer and impact the significant profit and loss performance of a major Grocery Multiple account, i.e. Tesco or Sainsbury’s. Your role will include developing trading strategies aimed at expanding brand distribution activities.

In short, you're akin to the Managing Director of a major customer, wielding the authority to shape strategies and influence the business agenda both internally and externally. Your contributions will make a tangible difference to the company's overall performance.

This role offers flexible working arrangements, requiring only two days in the office per week, facilitating an excellent work-life balance.


As the ideal candidate, you'll come equipped with extensive retail account experience, with a strong focus on managing the Top 4 retailers. Your proven track record will highlight your ability to effectively navigate the complexities inherent in managing these key accounts, consistently surpassing strategic objectives.

Your exceptional persuasion and negotiation abilities will be your tools of the trade, enabling you to forge and sustain robust client relationships, boost sales, and deliver results that support the company's ambitious expansion objectives. Your quick thinking, combined with a strategic approach, will ensure that you can adapt to the ever-changing retail landscape, keeping the company at the forefront of the industry.

For your commitment and expertise, you'll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package that reflects your top-tier professionalism. Additionally, you'll be welcomed into a supportive team environment where your contributions aren't just appreciated but are vital 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: 8th June 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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