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 


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