Why recruitment and why The Tarsh Partnership?
I’m often asked what made me move from brand marketing into recruitment – well, it certainly wasn’t something I went looking for! It was the right opportunity, with the right company at the right time, simple as that. As a marketer for over 12yrs, I had been both candidate and client and a newly formed recruitment consultancy, The Tarsh Partnership, asked me to take a leap of faith and focus on building the FMCG business. What a challenge! An opportunity to see things from the other side of the fence and a superb way to combine my passion for brands with my passion for coaching and mentoring people. I shall always remain a marketer at heart though!
Starting my marketing career in haircare at Wella, I then jumped into the confex world with Chupa Chups, however, it was at United Biscuits where I truly developed as a brand marketing specialist. Now as a recruitment specialist, I have two priorities – to build successful, trusted partnerships with my clients and strong, trusted relationships with my candidates.
What is your area of specialism within the business?
I am a specialist in FMCG recruitment whether that is brand management, commercial marketing, innovation, R&I or project management. My marketing background means I’ve likely done the role you’re looking to fill or looking to find, and if I haven’t, I will certainly have worked closely with that particular function. This means I’m quick to understand requirements from both a candidate and client perspective and I pride myself on finding the best match.
One piece of advice you would give to a candidate looking for a new role?
Be prepared to enter into a two-way partnership – trust us, listen to us and believe we are only acting in your very best interests.
One piece of advice you would give clients?
Be open minded – as a hiring manager, I dismissed a lot of great candidates because they didn’t tick every box. As a recruitment specialist, I realise who I now missed out on.