About Cameron Smith Associates
We have a talent for
Dedicated. Driven. Delivered.
For more than 25 years, Cameron Smith & Associates’ team of dedicated, experienced consumer packaged goods recruiters have devoted every day to finding and placing the best talent. We’ll do a deep dive into your company’s culture, developing relationships with your organization so we can find the best candidates for your team.
Community Ties. National Reach.
Based in Bentonville / Rogers and just 3 miles from the Walmart Home Office, CSA has deep ties to the Bentonville community and a finger on the pulse of other CPG hubs surrounding retailer corporate headquarters in cities including Chicago, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Seattle. We work nationally to find the right people for positions in those communities where consumer products leaders have made their homes.
For years, we have been providing solutions and delivering results in all major markets supporting mass retailer, grocery, and drug channel accounts. Our comprehensive reach and nimble size mean we can provide the personalized attention you’d expect from your recruiting partner.
Our Values. Your Advantage.
This is what we do every day, and we take pride in being consumer packaged goods experts. We are your true partner, and your success is our success. Because of our process and the relationships we build, we are a consistent leader among search firms in the consumer goods industry, with a solid reputation as a trusted advisor to companies and candidates alike.
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Our people are our difference.
Meet the CSA team.
At Cameron Smith & Associates, we believe in building community. Meet the people behind the process of finding consumer packaged goods talent.
Our reputation precedes us.
See what others are saying.
For more than two decades, Cameron Smith & Associates has worked to develop strong relationships and powerful experiences with every candidate and client we bring on. More than what we do is what others are saying.
Don Soderquist - Former Walmart COO
Terri Brooks - VP OF SALES WALMART SUPPLIER TEAM
Bill Akins - Walmart Labs
An inclusive workplace is a stronger workplace. Help your company flourish.
Diversity is Strength
Cameron Smith & Associates is dedicated to our clients’ best interests, and serving qualified candidates with excellent opportunities. With those goals in mind, CSA has taken the lead in recruiting qualified women and minority candidates for supplier-team positions with emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
In 2004 when Walmart announced a new diversity and inclusion initiative, they encouraged suppliers to follow their lead. Our clients asked us for support and participation in building diversity, and CSA stepped forward to help identify and recruit a broader spectrum of talent. We partner with clients to develop a strategy to attract and retain the best people from a variety of backgrounds, always with the intent to secure the best candidate for the opportunity.
Why This Approach?
In a global marketplace, a diverse team can better understand—and anticipate—the range of consumer perspectives and needs. At the local level, the best companies hire workers from a diverse background to create a strong, vibrant, inclusive workplace that nurtures creativity and fosters loyalty. Morale is boosted, retention improves—simply put, diversity is good business.
For many years, CSA has taken the lead on helping our clients attract and retain candidates from diverse backgrounds.
The power in our purpose.
What we stand for.
Our Core Values
At Cameron Smith & Associates, we recruit top consumer packaged goods talent to manage your business at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Costco, Amazon, Walgreens, Kroger and other leading retailers across the mass, club, drug, e-commerce, grocery, home, and dollar channels.
Respect, personal attention, confidentiality, and the highest ethical standards are the cornerstones of the relationships we build with our candidates, hiring managers, and client companies. Our core values inform everything we do.
We adhere to the highest ethical standards, meaning we strive to be fair and honest in all of our activities. We treat others as we would want to be treated.
We measure success in the relationships we help build. We consistently connect high-potential candidates with great companies. Our focus is identifying and delivering talent to help our clients take their business to the next level.
Our connections with people are at the heart of our business. We build trust and loyalty by listening to our clients and cultivating long-term relationships with individuals at all levels.
Our connection to our community is essential to us. With gratitude, we perpetually engage in and contribute to the community and industry that have made possible our success.
We endeavor to always reflect an abiding respect for our partners, candidates, and the companies we serve.
At CSA, our values are central to who we are and what we do.
Our community matters to us.
Our actions speak for us.
Our heart is in our community. In the past year, CSA team members have contributed to more than 30 charities, giving time and money. Members of our staff also hold board seats on 10 separate companies or charities.