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StopGap Consultant

Christine Ebeling Long

Lead Consultant



The Serious Bit

Christine is a Lead Consultant working on permanent roles in the beauty & cosmetics, consumer goods, electronics, entertainment, FMCG, food & drink, health, wellbeing & OTC, household and telecommunications sectors.

With a wealth of previous marketing experience including board level roles with Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R and Publicis, Christine has managed the marketing and advertising for blue chip clients such as L’Oreal, P&G, Hewlett Packard, SCA, Colgate-Palmolive and Mars. 

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be... 

...a DJ, because I used to spend all my time playing records on my father’s old HMV imitation-snakeskin, 1950’s Bakelite portable record player (if you call something which is now in a museum and that wouldn’t fit in hand luggage portable!)

My first job ever was...

…something I actually loved - working weekends at the cheese/deli counter at Woolworths in Australia – I used to be able to measure out exactly 250g of cheddar by sight.

The most daring thing I've ever done was...

…coming to England with no money, no job, no family and nowhere to live.

In my spare time you can find me...

…on the tennis court, reading a crime novel, watching copious amounts of (US, French, UK, Scandinavian) crime and sci-fi dramas, eating, writing restaurant reviews or drinking cocktails.

I really enjoyed Christine's help and advice when I wanted to make an important career change. From the basics of getting my CV "just right" for the industry I was looking at and always respecting my job wishes when roles became available, to giving specific advice on how to prepare for an interview and thoroughly advocating me to the company of my choice. Christine offers the full service you need when you are looking for a new opportunity. It's been a pleasure working with her and I am thrilled to say I have now found my dream job!

Lotte Bongaerts
Trade Marketing Manager, Cafedirect

I contacted Christine when seeking new opportunities. I was very impressed by her efficiency and ability to provide relevant options which matched my specific experiences and skills. She understood what I wanted and was very supportive, not only providing me with relevant options but also with guidance and advice throughout the process. I would not hesitate in recommending Christine to anybody who is looking for a talented professional who cares about the people she is dealing with, you will not just be another number! "

Emma Dyer
European Brand Manager Birds Eye / Iglo / Findus

I would really like to thank you very much for all your help during my job search and that you always had me "on your radar". I am really thankful for that! You were really one of the people who made a difference to my search!

In my experience Christine has a rare quality among recruitment consultants. She has the ability to listen and understand not only to what the client is looking for, but also the motivations and aspirations of the candidates which results in the long term fruitful partnerships. Any strong marketing professionals that are searching for their dream job will get a fantastic partner in Christine.

Christine is an outstanding recruitment professional. Like her other Stopgap colleagues, Christine places great value on getting to know her candidates at a deeper level than is common within the industry. Because of her innate ability to read people and to quickly understand a candidate's individual skills and needs, she provides a highly bespoke service, which differs dramatically from the superficial box-ticking recruitment approach often seen elsewhere. Christine is friendly, positive and supportive, going beyond the call of duty to ensure that both candidates and clients are satisfied with any recruitment outcomes. I would recommend her unreservedly to anyone looking for a refreshingly genuine, positive recruitment experience.

Annabelle Clark
Digital Brand Manager at Unilever

A selection of my jobs

  • Great opportunity for a Digital Executive with programmatic, paid for and online video experience

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £32,000 - £36,000 plus excellent benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 plus excellent benefits
  • Great opportunity for an FMCG ABM or FMCG Marketing Executive to take the next leap in their career.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000 - £32,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000 - £32,000
  • Are you a seasoned marketing manager with good ATL experience?

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £45,000 plus car and benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £45,000 plus car and benefits
  • Experienced Product Manager needed for famous Food Prep Brands - great if you love food & cooking.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    Competitive Salary & Benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Customer Marketing Manager needed to join this high growth mobile and smart devices accessories company.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £45,000 - £50,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
  • Communications Manager (with PR exp) to join this high growth mobile and smart device accessories company

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £55,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
  • FMCG Marketing Manager wanted with an interest in health and wellbeing, if this sounds like you read on

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £60,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £60,000
  • HCP (Healthcare Professionals) Marketing Manager needed for this famous food and nutrition brand

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £60,000
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £60,000
  • We need an e-commerce expert with a passion for beauty and experience in Magento.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 plus benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £35,000 plus benefits