Janine Darley

Recruitment Director

Janine’s passion for marketing and natural interest in people, complemented with tenacity, integrity and a results driven approach make her an effective and credible marketing recruitment specialist.

With a professional background in FMCG brand marketing, Janine brings a high level of experience to brand management, commercial marketing, innovation, R&I and project management recruitment for both international and UK based organisations. Very much someone who strives to build strong, effective and mutually respectful relationships with candidates and clients alike.


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.


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