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Since our inception, James Patrick and Associates has specialized in CPG Recruiting. We are just one phone call away from freeing up your valuable time. 




Founded in 1995, James Patrick and Associates, Inc. is an executive search firm dedicated to placing outstanding candidates with Manufacturers, Retailers and Consulting firms in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.  Our functional areas of expertise include Category Management, Space Management, Shopper Insights, Consumer Insights, Sales, Trade Marketing, Marketing Research, Operations and Consumer Marketing. Clients for whom we have conducted search assignments include: The Nielsen Company, Catalina Marketing, Clorox, Swedish Match, Coty, Delk Products, Dechert Hampe, MillerCoors, Henkel (Dial), Quaker Oats, SC Johnson, The Hain Food Group, The First Years, Meridian Consulting, Milton Merl and Associates, Spectra Marketing, Ocean Spray, Pillsbury/General Mills, Conagra, Pennzoil-Quaker State Products et cetera. 



By selecting us to recruit candidates on your behalf you will receive:



The services of a specialist who places persons ONLY in the consumer packaged goods industry.


Access to more candidates with more companies.  Because we have elected to work with only a select number of client companies, we are less encumbered by “off-limits” policies. Additionally, we have forged long-term relationships with candidates who would not jeopardize their current employment by responding to online job postings or by proactively seeking out a new role. The candidates with whom we work know us well (often we placed them in their first job out of college) and trust us to present appropriate opportunities. 


The benefit of our affiliate network of recruiters. We believe in having more than one set of eyes on a search-- particulary the difficult to fill assignments.  By working with us exclusively you have one point of contact on the search while leveraging the expertise of a team of recruiters. Your time is freed up knowing that we will do the heavy lifting of presenting qualified, affordable and interested candidates. 


A guarantee.  If a candidate we place with your company is terminated with cause or leaves on her or his own accord within the first two months of employment, we will fill the vacancy at no additional cost.




We look forward to working with you as important hiring needs arise.  In the meantime, if we can be of assistance or if you would like to discuss our qualifications or services in greater depth, please don’t hesitate to call us @ (828) 254-9300.

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