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Recruitment Candidate

We specialise in FMCG opportunities. We recruit at all levels across National Accounts – Field Sales Management – Business Development – Category/Customer/Shopper Marketing, Brand Marketing – Export/International – Supply Chain, both on a permanent and interim basis.

Our Approach

Each application is reviewed in detail against the job and person in question and if you’re a good match we’ll then arrange to meet you in person to make sure it’s the right opportunity for you and right fit with our client. By the end of our meeting you’ll know our client’s company inside and out, and judge whether you’re right for the role. If you’re happy and we’re happy, we’ll set up the interview.

Permanent FMCG Opportunities

Our team will support you every step of the way during the interview process. We will organise all interviews, ensure you receive a full briefing so that you will be clear what is expected. As part of our ‘personal touch’ you will always receive very direct, open and honest feedback on your performance throughout the entire interview process and offer you impartial advice on your career roadmap and personal development.

Interim FMCG Opportunties

For Interim recruitment the whole process happens much quicker as there is usually a more immediate need to fill a job vacancy. Therefore, it is not always practical to meet in person with candidates first. On submission of your Interim application and assuming that you have the requisite skills and experience we will contact you by phone to discuss the specifics of the job role and your immediate availability. If appropriate, your papers will then be submitted to our client for consideration and interview.

How do we do this?


We respond to every applicant with our Personal Touch.


We will work with you to help match your skills to the right role


We will meet with you ‘face to face’ as part of the shortlist stage


We will communicate with you to support you every step of the process.



We specialise in the recruitment of permanent commercial talent in FMCG, B2B and Consumer Durable industry sectors with particular emphasis on permanent positions in Sales, Marketing (Brand, Category, Customer, Trade and Shopper), and Export/International and Supply Chain. We typically work on a retained and “exclusive” basis with our clients helping secure the right job that matches your skills, experience and career development ambitions.

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We work with both clients and candidates looking to provide Interim or short term contract solution, usually anywhere between 3 and 12 months in duration. We help experienced managers secure contracts to cover critical gaps in our client’s resources, hitting the ground running at short notice. Interim Managers are typically paid a “daily rate” fee plus travel and out-of-pocket expenses during their contract.

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Career Roadmap

At SmithCarey we believe that the best person to manage your long term career is YOU! We call it a “Career Roadmap”. However, we recognise you may need expert help and support, so with many years’ experience and track record in helping candidates grow and develop their careers SmithCarey are here to help. We offer you impartial advice and support in order that both your short term next job move and your longer term “Career Roadmap“ will maximise your potential.

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Career Roadmap

At SmithCarey we believe that the best person to manage your long term career is YOU! We call it a “Career Roadmap”. SmithCarey are here to help. We offer you impartial advice and support in order that both your short term next job move and your longer term “Career Roadmap“ that will maximise your potential.

Applicant Support

SmithCarey can offer you free and impartial support through our ‘Job application tips and support’. You may be in the early stages of your application, CV writing or preparing for your interview and looking to sharpen your approach and skills. Whatever stage you are at, we are here to help…

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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

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