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Specialist in FMCG Recruitment, Training & Consultancy
with a Personal Touch

Through our unique “Personal Touch” approach SmithCarey are proud to do things differently with high standards and integrity. Focused on setting new standards in FMCG Recruitment and Training, we believe in putting people first, treating them properly, doing what we say we are going to do and delivering successful outcomes and outstanding levels of service. Through personal touch we work with you to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in industry.

Our directors are three of the best known professionals in FMCG Recruitment and Training – Mark SmithPaul Carey and Maria Murphy. From start to finish of our assignments our ‘personal touch’ runs through everything we do.


Permanent Recruitment

SmithCarey specialise in the recruitment of commercial talent across FMCG, B2B and Consumer Durable industry sectors with particular emphasis on permanent positions in Sales, Marketing (Brand, Category, Customer, Trade and Shopper), Export and International. We also recruit candidates from Commercial Revenue Management, Supply Chain and Customer Services where our clients might have a specific need or requirement.

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Interim Recruitment

We provide Interim and short term contract solutions for our clients (usually 3 to 12 months) providing a stop gap to a permanent recruit as well as providing an experienced pair of hands when you need a trouble shooter to hit the ground running. Typically our Interim roles will be focused on individuals with FMCG Commercial Sales, Marketing or Supply Chain experience and a proven track record of delivering successful results.

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Effective Training and capability development is no longer a soft option, it is a key part of attracting, retaining and developing highly capable people and understanding that developing our people directly links to driving improved business performance. So at SmithCarey Training we offer both ‘Personalised client specific ‘commercial training and coaching programmes’ as well as ‘Open courses’ that help smaller teams and individuals ‘fast track’ their commercial skill development.

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Business Consultancy

At SmithCarey, our FMCG expertise allows us to fit the right consultant around your needs. We consult in 2 key areas: Capability consultancy and Commercial consultancy. Our Capability consultancy delivers tools, process, hands on support, that will deliver and embed an effective capability strategy or transformation. Our Commercial consultancy service includes ‘Go to market’ planning: best in class cost increase: new channel strategy: live commercial negotiation or in many cases challenges you just need sorting!

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If you want to take your career to the next level, come talk to our team.

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The team at SmithCarey have an outstanding track record, expertise, knowledge and experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market with a tireless passion in delivering first-class candidate and client standards, we do what we say with a personal touch that is unrivalled in the industry. We attract, retain and develop the best talent in the FMCG industry!


We understand the unique nature of our B2B clients current and future needs in order that we then attract, retain and develop a successful outcome for both. The team at SmithCarey have a track record of delivering results in B2B through the attraction and development of highly effective Sales & Marketing individuals.

Consumer Durables

We work across a number of consumer durable brand and own brand sectors where we know that attracting and developing the best talent is critical to delivering both business and personal growth. Our experienced blue chip team will ensure that we attract, retain and develop the very best talent with a personal touch!

Client/Candidate Reviews

  • I would like to say ‘thank you’ Maria for how you handled the screening / first interview process. You have been open, honest and kept me updated all the way through – it has been a breath of fresh air in today’s recruitment market – Simon
  • Mark's attention to detail and application from initial contact, up to and including job offer was exceptional. The confidence he instilled in me for initial interview had me feeing, he ACTUALLY wanted me to be successful. His personable approach was so refreshing in what can be in essence 'a numbers game' for recruiters. My new employers also think very highly of Mark as he is an expert in his field, concise, to the point and a delight to work with. Thank you for all your help - Ash
  • I found working with Mark to be a very positive experience when assessing my career options. Mark took the time to understand what I was about, what I was looking for, and then only put me forward for roles in which he felt mutual synergies existed. I really felt that Mark understood the businesses that he represented, but also me as an individual. I see Mark as an expert in his field and would not hesitate to work with him in the future - James
  • I started my new job this week and they are a really nice bunch of people. Thanks for all your help and support Maria in finding me a job I know I’m going to enjoy - Kate
  • Thanks so much for your feedback on my CV Maria, I really appreciate it. My CV definitely needs changing as I am getting little response for anything I apply for. Really value your opinion and thanks again for reviewing for me - Mike
  • I just wanted to pass on my excellent experience with Colin! I was ultimately unsuccessful for the role I had applied for but I have nothing but respect for Colin and the way that he handled the whole process. There are a lot of sharks out there but people that work for your company are a cut above the best and i just wanted you to know that. The whole job search procedure is very stressful and Colin did everything to keep me updated and broke the bad news in a very fair and even handed way. I will keep in touch with Colin and continue to kiss frogs, hoping that one day it will turn into a prince and I will land the dream job - James
  • From a Candidate who has worked for a major a FMCG business for 18 years I have found SmithCarey and especially Mark a privilege to work with. From the initial conversation by telephone and the one to one interview the professional approach has been first class. I have found my perfect role within four weeks of searching. The support and direction being something I have found very refreshing in the current climate - Darrell
  • Colin brought alive the scenarios for our negotiation course through a mix of on the job experiences and theory, which ensured we took the learning on board.  The team now have a set of tools which we regularly use to guide our negotiations and planning, and Colin’s encouragement of sharing learning’s continues within the team! - Kate
  • After arriving in London as an FMCG-focused sales & marketing professional with big dreams but few connections, Colin Beaumont provided invaluable support. Unlike the other recruiters I had worked with, Colin felt like a true mentor and supported me every step of the way. His eye for talent, impressive knowledge of the space and unparalleled network empowered me to land my dream job. I am so grateful to Colin and the team at SmithCarey! - Alexandra
  • Smith Carey have and continue to deliver successful courses and workshops for the Dr. Oetker International Sales Academy (ISA).  Their ability to convert a brief in to a practical, targeted and effective tailor-made workshop is well proven and a key reason they are an important partner in the Dr. Oetker ISA Program - Sales Director at Dr Oetker

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