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SmithCarey Recruitment
Hybrid working, South West, M4/M5 corridor
Attractive salary + bonus, car allowance & benefits
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

Hybrid working South West, M4/M5 corridor
Attractive salary + bonus, car allowance & benefits


This added value, brand-led dairy category drinks business has achieved exceptional sales growth success through their core Grocery Retail Multiple account partners over the last 10 years, with sales now exceeding £100m. This success story has been built through a close ‘team’ working collaboration style with factory and sales/marketing personnel all focused on a clear board-led investment and NPD growth strategy.

As part of their continued future growth plans, the Head Of Commercial is looking to appoint a Junior National Account Manager who will work as part of the commercial team on a number of their Grocery Retail Multiple customers.


This is a great career development opportunity! Whether you’re working at NAE or NAM level on any of the major Grocery Retail Multiple accounts this could be the right career move you are looking for!

Reporting to a Commercial Manager you will commence in a broad-based central activity account support function, although you will have the freedom (and expectation) to quickly show what you can do and take on key account management responsibilities. These will include performance analysis, developing strategic presentations, managing NPD launches, supply change communications and direct customer contact communications and attending key business meetings.

In short, you will have the platform to show what you can do and quickly make a real contribution to key KPI sales growth performance objectives and most importantly, be both recognised and rewarded for your commercial achievements.

You will have a huge amount of support and coaching from some highly experienced FMCG commercial colleagues who help generate the open, friendly and positive collaborative team culture.

This is a hybrid role that supports a flexible approach, with 2 days per week attendance required at the southwest-based office and factory site.


Essential to this appointment will be your experience of working in a support function or with full account responsibility at head office level with any of the top 8 Grocery Retail Multiples. You should therefore have, at the very least, a basic understanding of systems, processes, promotional planning, NPD window launch planning and how modern National Account teams work cross-functionally with relevant customer head office level key contact stakeholders.

Your sales career will most likely have been built within FMCG food or drink companies with either brand or own label products, where you have developed a sound understanding of the key FMCG business objectives around distribution/availability, performance data, merchandising and promotional activities.

Above all, you have a great attitude, are keen to learn, love working as part of a team and work to high standards. In short, you are proud of what and how you work with ambition and have a personal style that’s highly engaging, enabling you to interact easily with people at all management levels.

If you are based in the South West region M4/M5 ‘ish’ corridor and are looking to join a dynamic growing business with great products, people and can offer you real future career growth potential, please apply now to quoting reference MS/2435 together with your CV and salary package details. Or feel free to call Mark Smith for a confidential career-shaping discussion on 07747 847214.

Application closing date 14th 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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