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SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible office/home working – ideal base South West London/Surrey
Excellent basic plus 7.5% bonus & benefits
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

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Flexible office/home working – ideal base Southwest London/Surrey
Excellent basic plus 7.5% bonus & benefits


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 their commercial finance team with the appointment of another Commercial Finance/FP&A Analyst who will report to the Commercial Finance/FP&A Manager.

The main scope of this role is to work as a business partner with Sales and as part of the team, you will take responsibility for the business performance analysis across several strategic high-growth European and Middle Eastern markets.

Working cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain senior managers and Directors you will analyse, review and challenge current figures (P&L) vs budget, forecast and previous year results. Additionally, you will review and monitor trade pricing, promotion plan and marketing investment monies against agreed budgets and to ensure appropriate ROI.

This is a central role where you will have the power to challenge and influence the market working as a Commercial Finance business partner, by analysing price, promotion plan, marketing activities. You will also have a deep understanding about the P&L by brand, country and region and head up potential risk and opportunity in the plan. You will therefore report, present and influence the strategic business agenda by providing insights and influence senior level leadership with the aim to increase business profitability. This position has also a combined role to FP&A routines, by deep-diving into variance analysis to understand price, mix and volume impact, supporting monthly reports to US.


With a minimum of 4 years financial analysis experience gained in a reputable FMCG business, partially qualified and/or studying, you are now looking to take a step up in your career into a more central business finance influencing position.

Ideally you are working as a Commercial Finance Analyst, or part of a Revenue Management team, but either way you are strongly attached to the commercial team and understand the key trading dynamics associated with modern FMCG-led systems and processes.

Clearly you love dealing with numbers, but more than that, you have a natural ability to see both trends and future business vision possibilities together with the capability to effectively communicate and influence at all management levels.

So, if you can multitask, work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, have great attention to detail and can see the ‘bigger picture’ through your business analysis work plus you want to join a growing highly collaborative ‘serious/fun’ mix business culture, this could be the career move you are looking for!

To apply please send your CV together with benefits package details quoting reference MS/2440 to OR give Mark Smith a call on 07747 847214 for an initial confidential discussion.

Closing date 2nd August 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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