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 Chain Manager

    This leading manufacturing business is looking to attract into the Operations Team a Supply Chain Manager to further develop departmental efficiencies. This will be a key appointment for the business and will allow an driven individual to utilise their experience as the company continues to grow. Within the role of Supply Chain Manager, key responsibilities will be to: - Manage manufacturing and delivery with accurate planning schedules. Ensure supply chain KPI's are met. Lead and motivate a team of ten within planning and inventory control. Identify and implement improvements to supply chain activity. Implement a supply chain strategy for future developments. Drive inventory reduction. E...

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    Blackburn, Lancashire
    Up to £60000.00 per annum + Excellent
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  • Regional Sales Director

    Regional Sales Director Home Based covering: Midlands to the South West Salary and Benefits: £80k, plus fully expensed company car choice or allowance, 5% pension, private healthcare for individual and family THE COMPANY Leading distributor of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services is looking to recruit a results driven Regional Sales Director to grow and develop existing and new customers across the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Whether it's food and drink, packaging, aerospace, aggregates, textiles, automotive - anything at all my client is the number 1 choice for today's industry. THE ROLE As Regional Sales Director your responsibility is to deliver budge...

    Job Type:
    Birmingham, West Midlands
    £75000 - £80000 per annum
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  • Customer Service Team Leader- FMCG

    Customer Service Team Leader Greater Manchester Based Up to £36k, plus generous holiday allowance, pension, company bonus, Bupa, free eye tests, staff shop and staff discount 8.30- 5pm Monday to Friday We are looking to recruit a Customer Service Team leader to work within our client's purpose built Greater Manchester based manufacturing facility. Within this pivotal position you will have 5 direct reports, including a team of experienced Customer Servicer Advisors. The Successful Customer Service Team leader will be working for one of the largest and most well respected FMCG manufacturing companies in the UK. The Company specialise in the manufacture and global distribution of Premium fo...

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    Greater Manchester, England
    £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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    QUALITY MANAGER- FMCG LOCATION - CHESTER Salary £35k plus 20 days holiday & Bank holidays, pension *IMMEDIATELY AVAIALBE * PERMANENT JOB OPPORTUINITY Fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic PROFITABLE, FMCG Manufacturer. We are looking to hear from Quality Managers who have experience of working within the Food/ Beverage or Dairy sectors. My client is looking to conduct social distancing compliant interviews immediately. The Role: Direct Management of 1 QC Technician Overseeing operators Maintain site quality systems Development and maintenance of the site internal audit programme Route cause analysis for non-conformities Responsible for leading the site HACCP Team Investigation of custom...

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    Chester, Cheshire
    £30000 - £35000 per annum
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