This is The FMCG Podcast. This is the show where we speak with the leaders of today. Live interviews with the UK’s most talented Marketing, Innovation and Sales experts and Industry Insight leaders. Real conversations on all thing’s food and drink. Real stories on how to cope with the ups and downs of the fast paced FMCG sector, and advice on how to build and shape your career. You’ll be inspired to step out of your comfort zone, develop your leadership skills and make sure that you reach your full professional potential.
Flattering Flat Whites with Plant Based Milk & Minor Figures - Episode Twenty Three
36:14In this episode of The FMCG Podcast we speak with Ben Vear, General Manager EMEA at Minor Figures. Ben has experience working in both Blue-Chip and Start-up SME companies such as Mars, Bear Snacks, Emily's Crisps, Babease before joining Minor Figures as Commercial Director. He takes us through all things coffee, dairy alternative and sustainability.
Category Marketing Trends, Tailor-Made Insights and Triple Wins - Episode Twenty Two
28:28In this episode of The FMCG Podcast we speak with Joel Barlow who is a Category Marketing Leader. with a wide range of experience across branded and private label chilled products. He takes us through his experience, what it takes to be a successful Category Manager and how Category Marketing can add value to any food & drink business. Watch the podcast here, or if you'd prefer to listen, you can on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Revolutionising Premium Rum with Rockstar Spirits - Episode Twenty One
45:04In this podcast we speak with Tom Hurst, founder of Rockstar Spirits. Rockstar are on a mission to revolutionise the rum category by infusing high quality sipping rum with fruity & caramel flavours.He takes us through his career in the drinks industry before making the move to set up his own business, shares his experience appearing on Dragon's Den and fills us in on what is currently on-trend in the beers, wine & spirits category. Listen to the podcast here or on Apple Podcasts and if you'd prefer to watch, watch it on YouTube! Check out Rockstar Spirits on their website and Amazon and if you're a rum lover, try some for yourself.
Bartering with the Big 4 and Better Nut Butters with Charlie Johnson, Pip & Nut - Episode Twenty
38:52In this episode of the FMCG podcast we speak with Charlie Johnson - Senior National Account Manager for Pip & Nut. A really enjoyable video to film, Charlie takes us through her CV and how she found making the career switch from buyer to supplier side. She gives us insights into the morning spreads category and tells us the story of how her and the Pip & Nut team managed national listings with Tesco and how to be successful with the top 4 retailers.
Meet the Global Account Manager | Iain Holburn - Mars
11:22Time for the final video in our 'meet the' series 😢 It's a good one though, we speak with Iain Holburn, Global Customer Manager for Mars (at the time of filming). Iain started as a Customer Manager for Tesco before moving into a Digital Channel Manager and then into a Global Account Manager position working with International Customers. 🌎 Iain shares his experiences within these roles, shares what value it adds to Mars & their customers, and discusses what benefits to your career it can provide - should you be an account manager currently wanting to take on an International challenge. 👊🏻 Since the recording of this video Iain has moved to Assisi pet-care as channel controller. Check out the podcast to learn more about the role of an International Account Manager - you can also watch on YouTube!
Meet the Marketing Manager | Phil Carratt - Country Choice
9:06Meet the Head of Marketing with Phil Carratt 👋 In this episode of the "meet the" series we speak with Phil, a marketing leader with a huge breadth of experience across Brand Management, Full Marketing mix: Digital & Traditional, and Brand Licensing. 🥐 Phil has worked across businesses such as Princes, CSM and currently Country Choice. Phil has experience both at Brand Director level and Head of Marketing. He gives us insight into what this role looks like, what value it adds to the business and gives advice on how you can become a successful marketeer in private label. 🔎
Meet the National Account Manager | Jack Anderson - Candy Kittens
17:33Today we’re meeting a National Account Manager 🤝 In this episode of Meet the, we speak with Jack Anderson who is a National Account Manager (Commercial Manager) for Candy Kittens. 🍬Jack has great experience in Sales with companies like Coca-Cola, Kepak and Innovative Bites group before joining Candy Kittens. He give us a window in what the day-to-day of a Commercial Manager looks like, what value it adds to the business and how to collaborate with other functions to be successful. 🤔
Meet the Category Controller | Joel Barlow - Muller
12:57Meet the Category Controller with Joel Barlow 🔎 In todays episode of "Meet the" we speak with Joel Barlow, Category Controller at Müller UK & Ireland. Joel has a wide breadth of experience in chilled categories of FMCG, starting his career with Greencore before moving to Muller. 🥛 Joel gives us insight into his role, what value it adds to the business and how it ties in together with other functions. He also goes through his favourite things about the role and some of the challenges he might face day-to-day. 💡 Check out the video to understand more about Category Marketing and hear Joel's advice on what makes a good Category Marketeer! 👇🏻
Meet the Head of Sales | Sam Cordwell - Mighty Pea
17:50In this episode we speak with Sam Cordwell, the Head of Sales at Mighty Pea. Sam has experience across Category Marketing Management and Sales in nutraceuticals with the likes of Holland & Barrett, Glanbia and Green Origins before joining Mighty as the Head of Sales & Business Development. Sam gives us insight into what the day-to-day of a Head of Sales looks like, the key stakeholders he works closely with both internally & externally, and what "good looks like" if you aspire to be a Head of Sales further in your career. Check out the video to find out more.
It's Time for a Cluckin' Change - Join the Chick*n Rebellion with VFC Foods - Episode Nineteen
46:54It's Time for a Cluckin' Change, Join the Chick*n Rebellion with VFC Foods. In this podcast, Stewart McGuckin the Commercial Director at VFC shares with us his & VFC's story, category insights into the meat free sector and advice for young FMCG talent looking to be successful in commercial.