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SmithCarey Recruitment
Home based working – ideally Midlands or South
Excellent basic plus 30% bonus, £5k car allowance & benefits
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Excellent basic plus 30% bonus, £5k car allowance & benefits
Home based working – ideally Midlands or South


 A global confectionery branded business which continues to experience unprecedented growth across both UK & international markets, driven by exceptional consumer purchasing, fuelling ever-increasing rates-of-sale through high street retail and grocery retail multiple accounts.

They have a highly collaborative sales & marketing team that works with pace, enthusiasm and a clear, well-invested, brand-led marketing strategy focused on consumer insight-led, product innovative, effective brand communications and driving targeted trade listings, distribution and promotional activities. Their brands and target consumers echo a strong sense of fun and energy which sets the cultural tone across this supportive yet driven business.

STOP PRESS: The UK’s fastest growing top 10 sugar manufacturer – Source: Circana, Total Marketplace, 17/03/2024, MAT


To further support this high growth business, the board are looking to further invest in the UK market with the appointment of an additional home-based National Account Manager to look after and grow their Convenience & Discounter Retail Multiples business.

This exciting new role will take responsibility for directly managing a portfolio of high-profile accounts at head office level. You will shape brand-led trading proposals and build relationships towards developing each account, with a focus on new listings and promotional activities across the range of highly engaging, added-value and fast-selling products.

Above all, the role is about connecting with the brand’s personality and going out each day to ‘SELL’ the brand and product proposition with authority, energy, enthusiasm and ambition to achieve your commercial objectives.


Having gained experience in FMCG sales with food, drink or confectionery brands, you are now working at Junior NAM or full NAM status managing either Wholesale, Convenience or Grocery Retail accounts at head office level. Being ambitious you are looking to progress your career and are motivated about joining an exciting, high growth, very friendly and collaborative teamworking business.

You have developed a sound understanding of modern account management activities, which should include new listings, CPI, promotional and terms negotiating, together with presenting and influencing consumer insight category-led, fact-based selling at head office level.

You are seeking a career move into a more flexible working environment where you will have greater responsibly and the freedom to take commercial selling decisions and really go out and make things happen. Oh, and your sales results will be fully appreciated and recognised across the international commercial team and the wider business.

So, if you’re ready for that next career move, please apply here, or send your CV together with benefits package details, quoting reference MS/2429 to or call Mark Smith on 07747 847214 for a confidential discussion about this attractive, career-shaping opportunity.

Closing date 10th June 2024

*Source: Circana, Total Marketplace, 17/03/2024, MAT


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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