If there’s anything that we’ve learned about salespeople over the years, it’s that they place a great deal of value in talking and listening, especially face-to-face. That’s why we try to meet each and every one of our clients and candidates, right at the start of the relationship so we truly understand the nature of the sales jobs on offer for both candidate and client. Our business is focused exclusively on recruiting the right salespeople. That’s our passion
Senior Consultant - FMCG Sales
Specialist Area:Commercial roles within branded FMCG businesses across food & drink, personal care, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables and electronics. I specialise in roles from National Account Executive or Territory Sales up to Head of Sales / Commercial Controller level, as well as Commercial Strategy / Market Strategy & Planning roles.Why I joined Better Placed:Throughout the interview process, everyone I met at Better Placed gave me a very honest overview of the company and made an effort to get to know me as a person. It quickly became clear to me that this approach is at the forefront of what Better Placed do, valuing relationships, personal interaction and a consultative way of working more than other recruitment businesses do. Why send us/me your CV:I partner with a range of clients within the consumer space, from category-leading blue-chips to fast-growing, entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs. If you’re actively looking for a new role or just wanting to get a feel for the job market, get in touch for a confidential chat. I’m always keen to hear what you’re looking for, and will give you full control of your job search, introducing you to the businesses that best match your aspirations. One interesting fact about me:I lived in San Francisco from the age of 12-15. Couldn’t complain about the Californian weather but the UK is my home!
Joint Managing Director
Specialist Areas – FMCG, Retail, Consumer DurablesI was one of the three founding members of Better Placed in 2001 and I've since been integral in building the business. My particular network has grown into many different areas over the last 19 years in recruitment, but always with a particular bias towards sales and marketing professionals into consumer markets.I now recruit senior executive and board level roles into both blue chip branded businesses as well as smaller, owner managed and private equity backed businesses. When I'm not recruiting for my clients, I am always looking for talent for Better Placed and making sure the business continues to attract people who care about the work we do and are constantly improving the way we do business.Outside of work I invest time and money in developing our house (which we started when the recession hit us back in 2008!), coaching and watching my kids play hockey and rugby and playing hockey and golf myself to keep (relatively) fit.
Director - FMCG Sales & Marketing
Why did you join Better Placed? :I joined Better Placed after returning to the UK following 2 years of travelling. I spent a year living in the French Alpes working for a ski company / perfecting my skiing technique and the following year travelling around South East Asia. Better Placed appealed to me due to their reputation in the market, after exploring a number of different marketing recruitment businesses it was clear Better Placed had existing relationships with a vast number of exciting FMCG / Consumer brands across the country!Why send me your CV :I have relationships with a whole variety of companies from large blue chip Food organisations to exciting entrepreneurial start ups! All of which I am happy to discuss. I also offer a more tailored approach to many other recruiters where I will work proactively on your behalf to provide a spectrum of interesting opportunities which may not have been otherwise available.The one thing you don’t know about me? - I have ridden an ostrich!
Consultant - FMCG Sales
Why did I join Better Placed? I joined Better Placed as I decided that it was the best destination to further my career. Better Placed stood out to me as aconsultancy that really cares about its Clients and Candidates and takes the time to focus on building long-lasting relationships. Through my own interviews at Better Placed I felt they took the time to get to know me and provided me with constructive and honest feedback. With this excellent first impression coupled with their fantastic reputation, Better Placed was an easy decision to make!Why Send me your CV? My consultative approach means that I will take the time to get to know you and your requirements, understanding your experiences in depth in order to present roles to you which will help you establish or excel within your career. Through fully understanding your needs we will work on your behalf with our existing relationships, alongside opening doors to provide you with several excellent options. During this process I will also providing you with constructive and honest feedback.The one thing you don’t know about me? : I once ran with the bulls in Pamplona – never again!!
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IR35 - Are you Ready for April 6th?
IR35 changes to legislation mean that from next week, 6th April, in the private sector it will be the responsibility of the end-user client to ensure that contractors are compliant with IR35 legislation. Those businesses who aren’t compliant with the new rules could face large tax bills and penalties. If you haven’t already you need to :Assess which “off payroll” workers you have. Analyse the relationship with each, what agreement applies, what and how are they paid, exactly what is it they are doing and how is the relationship managed and what 3rd parties are included in the chain.Apply the employment status test for each freelancer. (email@example.com for more detail here if required)Implement policies to ensure determinations are passed down the chain, ultimately to the freelancer. Allow the freelancer to challenge determination and to ensure payments are taxed correctly. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THIS MAY EFFECT YOU… HMRC have provided a handy factsheet for contractors to get ready for the upcoming IR35 changes on April 6th You can download your copy here If you need any further advice on anything in terms or IR35 and how it may effect you as a client or a candidate feel free to get in touch!Read More