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StopGap Consultant

Christine Ebeling Long

Lead Consultant



The Serious Bit

Christine heads up the FMCG and Consumer Brands team as Lead Consultant. She recruits candidates for permanent roles in the B2C Publishing, Entertainment, Gaming, B&W Goods, Beauty, Luxury Goods, Toys and FMCG sectors.  

With a wealth of previous marketing experience including board level roles with Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R and Publicis, Christine has managed the marketing and advertising for blue chip clients such as L’Oreal, P&G, Hewlett Packard, SCA, Colgate-Palmolive and Mars. 

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be... 

...a DJ, because I used to spend all my time playing records on my father’s old HMV imitation-snakeskin, 1950’s Bakelite portable record player (if you call something which is now in a museum and that wouldn’t fit in hand luggage portable!)

My first job ever was...

…something I actually loved - working weekends at the cheese/deli counter at Woolworths in Australia – I used to be able to measure out exactly 250g of cheddar by sight.

The most daring thing I've ever done was...

…coming to England with no money, no job, no family and nowhere to live.

In my spare time you can find me...

…on the tennis court, reading a crime novel, watching copious amounts of (US, French, UK, Scandinavian) crime and sci-fi dramas, eating, writing restaurant reviews or drinking cocktails.

I really enjoyed Christine's help and advice when I wanted to make an important career change. From the basics of getting my CV "just right" for the industry I was looking at and always respecting my job wishes when roles became available, to giving specific advice on how to prepare for an interview and thoroughly advocating me to the company of my choice. Christine offers the full service you need when you are looking for a new opportunity. It's been a pleasure working with her and I am thrilled to say I have now found my dream job!

Lotte Bongaerts
Trade Marketing Manager, Cafedirect

I contacted Christine when seeking new opportunities. I was very impressed by her efficiency and ability to provide relevant options which matched my specific experiences and skills. She understood what I wanted and was very supportive, not only providing me with relevant options but also with guidance and advice throughout the process. I would not hesitate in recommending Christine to anybody who is looking for a talented professional who cares about the people she is dealing with, you will not just be another number! "

Emma Dyer
European Brand Manager Birds Eye / Iglo / Findus

I would really like to thank you very much for all your help during my job search and that you always had me "on your radar". I am really thankful for that! You were really one of the people who made a difference to my search!

In my experience Christine has a rare quality among recruitment consultants. She has the ability to listen and understand not only to what the client is looking for, but also the motivations and aspirations of the candidates which results in the long term fruitful partnerships. Any strong marketing professionals that are searching for their dream job will get a fantastic partner in Christine.

Christine is an outstanding recruitment professional. Like her other Stopgap colleagues, Christine places great value on getting to know her candidates at a deeper level than is common within the industry. Because of her innate ability to read people and to quickly understand a candidate's individual skills and needs, she provides a highly bespoke service, which differs dramatically from the superficial box-ticking recruitment approach often seen elsewhere. Christine is friendly, positive and supportive, going beyond the call of duty to ensure that both candidates and clients are satisfied with any recruitment outcomes. I would recommend her unreservedly to anyone looking for a refreshingly genuine, positive recruitment experience.

Annabelle Clark
Digital Brand Manager at Unilever

A selection of my jobs

  • Excellent opportunity for SBM with OTC or FMCG experience to work in Consumer Health

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £60.000 plus car + bens
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £60.000 plus car + bens
  • We are looking for a Product Marketing Manager with full cycle NPD experience

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 + £4,000 car allowance
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 + £4,000 car allowance
  • We are looking for a Food Innovation champion with a clear track record of innovation in the food and drink industry.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
  • Great opportunity to work on range of luxury brands

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience
  • Do you have an understanding of media planning and creative production with good stakeholder management skills?

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £40,000 - £45,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
  • Excellent opportunity to work on this fantastic, long-established famous drinks brand.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £62,000 plus bonus and benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £62,000 plus bonus and benefits
  • This FMCG company are looking for an insights champion to work as an Insight Manager for this leading brand.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
  • Are you a passionate product marketing executive with circa 2 years experience in Health and Beauty?

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £25,000 - £26,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £25,000 - £26,000
  • Events Manager wanted, ideally, with on-trade experience to join this luxury drinks company (client or agency background)

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000 - £35,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
  • Do you have strong digital and MAGENTO e-commerce experience and a desire to work in the world of beauty, then read on...

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000
  • Signficant email marketing experience and a passion for fashion or beauty brands is required for this digital marketing role

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £24,000 - £26,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £24,000 - £26,000
  • We are looking for a Commercial Marketing Manager to work on high profile brands.

    Location:
    East Midlands
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £65,000
    Location: East Midlands
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
  • We are looking for a Marketing Manager with on-trade experience to join this luxury drinks company (client or agency background)

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - £40,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 - £40,000