Food, Beverage & FMCG

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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 flavored)
  • 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 

  • Operations and Logistics Manager

    Due to continued growth at the specialist manufacturing facility, there is now an excellent opportunity for an experienced Operations and Logistics professional to manage and control all manufacturing and logistics operations. Reporting to the Operations Director, within the role of Operations and Logistics Manager key responsibilities will be to: - Manage the coordination of activities from customer schedules through to finished goods delivery. Communicate regularly with customer and suppliers' re-schedules, delivery performance and inventory management. Manage all manufacturing activities to ensure monthly targets are achieved. Control cost for the plant, including accurate budget forec...

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    Wigan, Greater Manchester
    £55000 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent!
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  • Shift Maintenance Engineer

    Shift Maintenance Engineer £44,000 + Excellent Benefits Package 4 on 4 off (Days/Nights ) A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join the Team at an FMCG manufacturing company in Greater Manchester. Key Tasks; Reactive, preventative and pro-active maintenance on plant and equipment to ensure production downtime is minimal Complete planned reliability maintenance tasks/inspections Use CMMS to plan work, book spares/parts and record completed work Take and active role in continuous improvement projects, using CI and Lean Manufacturing techniques Issue and work with Permit to Work systems, Isolation Procedures & Risk Assessments Support TPM acti...

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    Greater Manchester, England
    Up to £44000 per annum + Benefits
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  • Supply Planner

    Due to an increase in business at this fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer in Wigan, Greater Manchester, there is now an opportunity for an individual with a passion for supply chain to join the team. Within the role of Supply Planner, typical responsibilities will be to: - Ensure the correct scheduling and procurement of products from globally located manufacturing facilities. Generate weekly customer forecast spreadsheets. Raise and process finished goods purchase orders. Expedite material shortages and facilitate deliveries into the warehouse network. Relay any shortages to Customer Logistics and Account Management teams. Liaise with sister facilities, customer services, third-part...

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    Wigan, Greater Manchester
    £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent
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  • Training Co-oordinator - Manufacturing

    Training Co-ordinator - (Manufacturing) Up to £30,000 per annum Middleton An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Training Co-ordinator to join a leading manufacturer at their site, based in Middleton. The purpose of the Training Co-ordinator is to provide support to the Learning & Talent Development Officer, Manufacturing Managers and Team Managers, in the identification and co-ordination of standard, quality training for existing colleagues and new starters in all operational areas. The Responsibilities of the Training Co-ordinator will involve: Working with the site team to identify training and development needs Deliver operational training solutions as required and in c...

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    Middleton, Greater Manchester
    Up to £30000.00 per annum
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  • Assembly Supervisor x2

    Assembly Supervisor Lancashire, North West We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assembly Supervisor to join the team at a manufacturing company near Preston, Lancashire. The Assembly Supervisor will be responsible for a team of Operatives ensuring production targets and department KPI's are met. As Assembly Supervisor, your responsibilities will include: Supervision of all activities in the assembly area ensuring maximum availability of resources; people, plant, parts, processes Monitor production performance KPI's; quality, health and safety, waste etc. Drive and manage H&S initiatives demonstrating best practice Provide training, development and performance appraisals for Operatives a...

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    Preston, Lancashire
    £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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