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SmithCarey Recruitment
West Midlands
Attractive basic, 10% bonus, car allowance & benefits
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

Flexible working, ideally based in West Midlands M6/M5/M40
Attractive basic, 10% bonus, car allowance & benefits

The company

A high profile, added value, well-invested and fast-moving food business with a combination of household brand and own label products. The business has an enviable track record of manufacturing, marketing, NPD and people development investment, with a professional highly collaborative cross-functional Sales & Marketing team.

With a broad-based UK business across Grocery Multiple, Foodservice and Discounter channels, the Head of Retail is now looking to appoint a high potential National Account Manager who will manage a portfolio of major customers including Tesco & Asda.

The role

This high-profile role will manage a portfolio of Grocery Retail Multiple customers including Tesco & Asda with full P&L responsibility. You will also shape and develop each account’s trading strategy, supporting the company’s strategic objectives to drive product distribution, optimum range, merchandising and promotional activities all working towards driving rate of sale and profitable sales growth.

Your account ownership will include working with and influencing the broader category, brand marketing, finance, NPD and supply chain teams who work in a highly collaborative and positive team-focused style.

About you

Based in the West Midlands M6/M5/M40 you have developed your FMCG career within brand OR own-label food or drink categories progressing to National Account Management level, including experience of managing any of the Top 8 Grocery Retail or Aldi/Lidl Discounter accounts. You love working as part of a team, leading the customer agenda and are happy with using category consumer-led insight data to build and execute effective trading strategies.

You have gained some experience in negotiating pricing agreements including product listings, distribution gains, promotional activities and trading terms. Full support and coaching will be provided to help further develop your experience & skills.

Core to this appointment will be your drive, energy and ambition to achieve both your business and career objectives. You are outgoing, highly personable, love what you do and are comfortable working both externally and internally with all key stakeholders.

If you looking to step up your NAM career or a new challenge in a highly collaborative, well-invested business please apply quoting reference MS/2436 and send you CV together with benefits package details to OR give Mark Smith a call for a confidential discussion on 07747 847214.

Closing date for applications: 12th 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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