Food, Beverage & FMCG

With a turnover of £96 billion, the food and beverage sector alone is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK with over 7,000 companies employing about 400,000 people.  To support an industry on this scale, the UK's supply chain distributes over 6.3 billion cases of products each year.

Our Food, Beverage & FMCG Manufacturing portfolio spans almost all product categories in this market:

Food Manufacturing

  • Baked, Fresh & Dairy
  • Chilled | Frozen | Ambient
  • Medical / Nutritional
  • Confectionery
  • Contract Packaging


  • Brewery
  • Milk Processing (white and flavoured)
  • Ingredient & Additive Processing
  • Bottling & Contract Packaging

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

  • Cosmetics 
  • Health Products
  • Food Supplements
  • Condiments
  • Household Cleaning Products

Whether you are baking, brewing, butchering, dairying, growing, chilling or freezing we can recruit for you.  At Morgan Ryder, we have extensive experience working within this sector supplying a diverse range of skill-sets, including:

Morgan Ryder - Executive Search (click here)

  • Managing Director/ C.E.O
  • Operations Director / C.O.O
  • Technical Director / C.T.O
  • Finance Director / C.F.O
  • Sales  & Marketing Director 
  • Engineering Director
  • Supply Chain / Procurement Director
  • Quality Director
  • Human Resource Director 

Plant Operations

  • Plant Director / Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Head Brewer
  • Production Manager
  • Shift Operations Manager
  • Team Leader

Quality & Technical

  • Quality / Technical Manager
  • New Product Development Manager
  • New Product Introduction Project Manager
  • Packaging Technologist
  • Food Technologist
  • Quality Assurance & Audit
  • Health Safety & Environmental Manager
  • Laboratory Manager

Plant Engineering

  • Head of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager / Engineer (Mech, E,C&I)
  • Process / Production Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Lean / Six Sigma - to Master Black Belt
  • CAPEX Project Manager / Engineer - Stage Gate | Prince 2

Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Purchasing Manager / Buyer (Operational & Strategic)
  • Category & Commodity Manager / Buyer
  • Planning Manager / Planner (production, materials, transport)
  • Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager / Shift Manager
  • Transport & Distribution Manager
  • Import/Export Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Sales & Commercial

  • Business Development Manager / Executive
  • Commercial Manager
  • Account Manager / Executive
  • International, National & Regional Sales
  • Internal Sales / Customer Services
  • Marketing Manager
  • Communications Manager (internal & external)

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • Human Resources Officer
  • HR Administration
  • Training

Finance / Clerical 

  • Financial Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll & Administration

Information Technology

  • I.T Manager
  • Technical Support
  • Programme Manager
  • Software Developer 

  • Supply Planner

    One of the largest and most recognised household names within the UK are now looking to recruit into their supply chain team a Supply Planner who will ensure the short, medium and long-term planning of a key product range across three production facilities. Key responsibilities within the role of Supply Planner will be to:- Work with site teams to efficiently ensure the flow of products through production, especially during peak periods. Ensure strong communication with sites in order to respond to short term changes. Focus on key peak periods such as Christmas, Easter and School Holidays. Monitor adherence to plan. Ensure site capacity is maximized. Respond to site challenges such as mac...

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    Greater Manchester, England
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    SHIFT ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN CONTINENTAL SHIFTS Circa £38,000 + OVERTIME + BONUS + CONTRIBUTORY PENSION + HEALTHCARE With a turnover exceeding €6 billion and 150 manufacturing sites worldwide, our client is a truly global, world class company who invest heavily into their facilities year on year. Due to ongoing growth and investment in the Kent facility we are now recruiting engineers to join the business and work on continental days/nights shift pattern. As Shift Electrical Maintenance Engineer your responsibilities will include: Reactive and planned maintenance of a wide range of manufacturing plant and equipment Fault finding and modification of PLC's/industrial control syst...

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    Kent, England
    £37000 - £38000 per annum + GREAT PACKAGE
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  • Key Account Manager

    Key Account Manager - FMCG - South East / Midlands £50K Basic, £65K OTE + £5,400 Car allowance + Excellent Benefits incl Child Care Vouchers An excellent opportunity for an experienced Key Account Manager to join an expanding business. Take over an existing, high performing region with established accounts across the South East and the Midlands. The ideal location for this Key Account Manager is Northampton, Reading however, the Midlands will also be considered. This dynamic business supplies products and services to major food retailers and the food processing industry however, Key Account Management experience from any industry will be suitable, dealing and working closely with client b...

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    Northamptonshire, England
    £45000 - £50000 per annum + car, pension, childcare vouchers
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  • Multi-Skilled Shift Technicians - 37.5 hr Week + 7 Day Breaks

    MULTI SKILLED SHIFT TECHNICIANS 37.5 HR WEEK DAYS/NIGHTS + 7 DAY BREAKS £38,500 + PRIVATE HEALTHCARE + BONUS + PENSION An opportunity has arisen for a number of Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers to join a global manufacturing company at a site in Lancashire. Key responsibilities: Installation, maintenance, testing and repair of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment. Reactive and routine maintenance within dedicated area of process plant Ensure downtime is maintained via an effective PPM system Manage stocks, spares and maintain all maintenance records Fault finding on PLC's. Carrying out project work to improve productivity Improve systems of work Provide support on asset...

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    Lancashire, England
    £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
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    PROCESS ENGINEERING MANAGER (POLYMERS) LEICESTER Circa £60,000 + BENEFITS A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Process Engineering Manager / Technology Manager to join a successful division of a global engineering company. This organization is renowned in many industries for their innovative, cost effective, high quality products and the Process Engineering Manager will lead the Process Technology team to deliver innovative engineered solutions. Responsibilities will be varied and will include: Ensure the successful development and manufacture of products that meet customer requirements Develop a robust product industrialisation process; NPI, material selection, cost redu...

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    Leicestershire, England
    £55000 - £60000 per annum + BENEFITS
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