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StopGap Consultant

The Serious Bit

Caroline specialises in senior permanent and freelance recruitment at Stopgap, in the following sectors; automotive, B&W goods, beauty, B2C publishing, entertainment, fashion, FMCG, gaming, hotels & restaurants, luxury goods, retail, sports & leisure, toys, travel and telcos. She is also a Lead Consultant, heading up the retail team. Read more about our approach to Senior Appointments.

Caroline initially started in sales and has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing working for some great blue-chip companies including Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Lyons and TNS. She worked her way up through national accounts, trade marketing and category marketing when it was in its infancy as part of the first category managers team at Cadbury Trebor Bassett, as well as setting up the entire department at Lyons Coffee.

However, few people know that she originally started her career in hotel and catering and is a trained chef, able to cook and silver serve at banquets and functions for hundreds of people…she hates cooking now though and her husband Tony does it all! 

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be...

…blonde with straight hair because my hair is wild, curly and untameable!

My worst job ever was...

…when I worked in hotel and catering I did a six month stint in the housekeeping department – when you are cleaning rooms after people nothing ever surprises you anymore. Some of the things I have seen and have had to clean up I am not able to put in print – use your imagination and then think worse!

In my spare time you can find me...

mainly drinking and eating and then spending all my time at the gym, boot camp or Pilates trying to work it all off!

The brand I am most passionate about is...

…Mulberry, because I love their bags and want more of them! Also I think the quality is amazing and they are true classics.

As always, Stopgap prevails as the most distinguished recruiter I work with, and believe me there are many (!) since you are the only ones who ALWAYS send feedback or a reply, even when one is unsuccessful. Kudos to you and the team for standing well above in what is an ever growing massive crowd – yet no-one can hold a candle to you in this respect. I am so impressed!

A selection of my jobs

  • Do you have previous channel marketing experience in mobile or consumer electronics and are free for this Head of Channel Marketing maternity cover?

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £75,000 - £80,000 per year - 9/12 months
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £75,000 - £80,000 per year - 9/12 months
  • Do you have significant commercial consumer product and merchandise experience? if so this interim role as Commercial Manager could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £600 - £800 per day
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £600 - £800 per day
  • Do you have previous global brand marketing experience for a large consumer brand? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £70,000 - £80,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £70,000 - £80,000
  • Do you have significant global brand communications experience for a large consumer brand? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £75,000 - £85,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
  • Are you an experienced Senior Innovation Manager with experience within consumer products or retail? Do you have a passion for the food industry? Then read on...

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £65,000 - £70,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £65,000 - £70,000
  • Do you have significant research/ insights experience agency or clientside? if so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £70,000 - £75,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £70,000 - £75,000
  • Do you have extensive consumer and community external communications experience within CSR? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £65,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £65,000
  • Do you have significant insights experience from a large consumer/ retail organisation either agency or clientside? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £65,000 - £75,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £65,000 - £75,000
  • Do you have extensive wellness and nutrition experience? If so this role as Marketing Director could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £80,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £80,000
  • Do you have significant creative experience from a large consumer organisation either agency or clientside? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £65,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £65,000
  • Do you have significant media and creative strategic planning experience from a large retail organisation? If so this role could be for you.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £70,000 - £80,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £70,000 - £80,000