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Marianna Van Orden

Marianna Van Orden

Recruitment Consultant

​Marianna has extensive knowledge within FMCG business development and recruitment. With 2 years’ experience and previously recruited in technical software, she has followed her passion for FMCG recruitment and joined Alexander Steele. Marianne recruits Technical, Quality, NPD roles within the UK focussing on the Midlands.

Marianna understands what it takes to be a successful recruiter and takes pride in placing the best candidate for a role.

What inspired you to choose a move into the consumer goods industry recruitment?

I’m passionate about personal care and cosmetics and have always been, it was always an industry I wanted to get into but hadn’t realised I could use my recruitment experience within it. I won’t lie a bit out of ignorance, I never dug deep enough to see that you could do recruitment externally for some of my favourite companies. However, the more I have been involved the more I have realised the consumers goods industry is interesting as a whole. Food and drinks are part of our everyday life and you forget how much goes behind the scenes, even to be able to eat a pain au chocolat at a Pret.

The song to get me motivated for the day ahead is….

The song that has been getting me motivated for the day, and this is based on top played is ITALODISCO by The Kolors. Bit of a random Italian song in there haha.

At the weekend I like to…

At the weekend I like to play tennis or go a long run (when it’s nice weather), challenge myself to cooking a new recipe and making a new cocktail or better yet going to try a new restaurant or cocktail bar, real foodie. If not, I love a wholesome weekend with my boyfriend and family or just catching up or doing a pottery class with the girls on the week and being present without distractions.