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SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible working – ideal base South East
Attractive basic, + 15% bonus & £6k car allowance
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

Flexible working – ideal base South East
Attractive basic, + 15% bonus & £6k car allowance


Few companies in FMCG have achieved outstanding sales and market share growth as this added-value branded drinks business, who are investing for further growth in Marketing, NPD and the appointment of another National Account Manager.

Their structured business strategy is focused on further building Grocery Multiple, Convenience and Wholesale channel product distribution, supported by a range of brand marketing activities to drive ROS, all focused on doubling the business in the next three years – exciting stuff that you could be part of…


Most importantly, you will have the full support of a highly experienced management team that will provide ongoing guidance, training and the benefit of their knowledge and skills to help you ‘take the lead’ in managing and achieving further profitable sales growth across your account portfolio.

Customer wise, you will manage Asda, Morrisons, Coop and Boots including key customer contact relationship development, all negotiations, developing account trading strategies and JBP’s together with the P&L performance.

Lots to do, lots of opportunities with lots of potential for you to show what you can do – oh, and your achievements will quickly be seen and applauded at board level – exciting stuff that you could be part of… 

Looking ahead… part of their future strategic vision for growth is their people, so attracting talented individuals who have the ambition and drive to step up into a bigger future role is key, as is their support platform for you to facilitate your potential towards achieving your career goal objectives.


Having commenced your sales career in FMCG, you have developed your experience within food or drink branded companies including some structured training and development. Your skills have grown with pricing negotiation, launching NPD, business analysis (including financials) and presenting/influencing category insight-led trading solutions.

We are looking for candidates who are ready and looking for ‘the right career move’ to step up from a supporting NAE role on any of the major grocery retail multiples, where you can take full NAM responsibility and ‘run the show’ OR… you are currently working as a NAM on Grocery or Convenience retail multiple accounts looking to joining a more dynamic, well-invested growing business – oh, and with a friendly, highly collaborative culture!

Your personal outlook on business/life includes having the right attitude, wanting to learn and grow and loving to work as part of a team yet with the freedom to act. You have a highly personable and driven style with the ambition to achieve both your business and personal career goals.

If you have the above-mentioned experience and are looking to join a genuine people-focused, fast growing business where you can step up your National Accounts career, then don’t hesitate and apply now to quoting ref MS/2437 together with your CV and benefits package details. OR give Mark Smith a call now for an initial confidential discussion on 07747 847214.

Closing date 11th July 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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