Godrej UK are proud to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Godrej Group, one of the most respected business houses in India - a hugely successful and acquisitive multinational FMCG business. Here in the UK, we market and distribute some of the beauty and personal care market's best-loved brands.
Our success can be attributed to focus on strategy, executional excellence and exciting innovations that bring delight to our consumers. We approach each new challenge with an inspiring attitude that comes from our agile, forward-thinking and high performing teams. We have grown through strategic brand acquisitions, long-term relationships with distributors and brand principals. We have established and developed mutually beneficial commercial relationships with key retail customers.
Meet Our People
Bindu Purchase Ledger Controller
I have worked my whole career in Finance since qualifying with a Degree in Accountancy and Finance from City University when I was 21. I worked in the Civil Service for many years and have since moved to various industries including high-end fashion and fresh food before finding this role in health and beauty.
I have worked at Godrej for 6 years. I love working in Finance. Contrary to popular belief, it is interesting and varied and I love the fact I have interaction with every department in the company.
The best thing about working at Godrej is the ability it gives me to maintain a good work/life balance. I have a husband, 2 boys, a foster daughter and a dog at home and also act as a part time carer for my mother. Working at Godrej allows me to juggle these different priorities in my life.
Marcus Product Development Manager
I graduated with a four year master’s degree in chemistry from The University of Hull before starting work formulating and testing household products. I then moved to healthcare, cosmetics and medical devices which included the unlikely combination of footcare and intimate wellbeing.
After several years t’up North In 2013 I packed my bags (and my cat!) and headed for London to join Godrej UK where I currently develop a wide variety of products from deodorants to hair dyes in a dynamic and fast-paced role. As well as day-to-day project management, technology sourcing and product development I also find time to make awful jokes and occasionally go to the gym.
My interests include live music, science and technology as well as travelling to see new cities and cultures. India, South America and the Isle of Man are my next top destinations.
Arafa Credit Controller
21 years ago I came to the UK from Tanzania with aspirations of making a new life for myself. I was determined to work hard, earn my own money and be independent.
15 years ago, I started work at Godrej UK in our old factory, as a packer. I worked hard and my Manager recognised this. I worked my way up to Assistant Supervisor and was later given the opportunity to train up in credit control. I did 2 -3 hours training a week until I was ready to move permanently into a role of Credit Controller. I am now studying for my AAT Accounting Certificate.
I’m grateful for everything Godrej have given me. I have been supported and encouraged every step of the way. I just thank my lucky stars we found each other that day.
Emily Senior National Account Manager for E-commerce & Grocery
I joined Godrej UK 6 years ago with a passion to work in FMCG, after many years working in the corporate world of IT sales. Despite my lack of experience in the FMCG sector, Godrej UK gave me a shot!
I've worked my way up from Regional Sales Executive, to Field Sales Manager, to National Account Manager and now Head of the Grocery & E-commerce Channel. I feel so proud of my career progress to date: I've worked extremely hard and had the support of some brilliant managers along the way! It's unusual to find somewhere where you can make a direct impact on the business, feel appreciated and genuinely enjoy what you do!
I'm now mum to my little girl Daisy and so the next challenge commences...balancing being a mum, a wife, a manager, a friend and a leader.