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:

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  • 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 

  • Finance Business Partner

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced accountant to join a growing fmcg manufacturing business who are investing heavily in product and brand ranges. As a result of this growth the Operations Controller is looking to attract into the business a Finance Business partner who will work with senior management to provide accurate, insightful information to facilitate good business decision making. Within the role of Finance Business Partner, key responsibilities will be to: - Report on the financial analysis of business performance. Analyse trends and identify performance issues. Complete regular labour/material variance reporting. Ensure the completion of month end deadlines. Al...

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    Preston, Lancashire
    £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent
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  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer - FMCG

    ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE ENGINEER Circa £42,700 + SUPERB PACKAGE DAYS/NIGHTS READING We currently have a superb opportunity for a Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join the engineering team at a global FMCG company. Due to ongoing business growth, there is a requirement for a number of strong, technical engineers to join the team to improve processes and deliver improvements. Key responsibilities of a Electrical Maintenance Engineer: Fault finding, interrogation and repair on a wide range of high speed packaging equipment Drive pro-active and planned maintenance activities Take accountability for designated line and maintain standards Manage Computerised maintenance management system Provi...

    Job Type:
    Reading, Berkshire
    Up to £42700 per annum
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    BUSINESS DVELOPMENT MANAGER -FMCG Salary: Upto £40,000 DOE + annual bonus £5K, plus fully expensed company car choice, pension, 25 days holiday, sick pay Territory: M4 Corridor, Home based: Ideal living location, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or surrounding areas Fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic, instantly recognizable FMCG Manufacturer. Part of Mulit billion Dollar group we are looking to interview dynamic tenacious business development executives/managers who are looking to establish a career within a market leading organisation. The Role Based from home travelling to meet existing and potential customers across the M4 corridor Managing your own diary and territory Providin...

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    Bristol, England
    £30000 - £40000 per annum
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    DESIGN ENGINEER - CAPITAL EQUIPMENT TO £40000 (DOE) + Pension + Bonus NOTTINGHAM We are looking for an experienced Design Engineer to join an engineering company who specialise in the design and build of manufacturing and automation equipment used in a number of industries including food, fmcg and automotive. The Design Engineer will join an established team at an office in Nottingham and will be responsible for ensuring equipment produced is in accordance with customer specification. Key responsibilities: Ensure accurate drawings and parts lists are produced in line with company procedures and customer specifications Create, draft and design layouts and schemes Solidworks Produce clear b...

    Job Type:
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    £35000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS
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  • HR Analyst

    HR Analyst Buxton/Macclesfield Area Circa £35,000 plus benefits Manufacturing Environment but no manufacturing experience needed This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a global manufacturer in the Derbyshire area. This company is going through extremely positive changes and this is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something very special. This is a HR Analyst role that is both broad ranging and diverse. You will provide full HR Analyst support to specific functions globally, to realise both the short -term needs of the individual functions and the long-term goals of the business. If you are looking to work for an innovative company and you enjoy a challenge, then please do not ...

    Job Type:
    Buxton, Derbyshire
    Up to £35000 per annum + benefits
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