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 

  • Supplier Packaging Controller

    At one of the largest independent food manufacturers for the retail sector, there is a fantastic opportunity for a packaging professional to join the Technical team at their site in Manchester. This company are growing, have recently invested in new plant equipment and have a renowned reputation for quality. As part of their continued investment to further grow the business, they are looking to attract into this newly created role, a Supplier Packaging Controller. Reporting to the Technical Manager, key responsibilities will be to :- Support the Packaging Technologist to fulfil their day to day duties. Schedule and chair quality review meetings with suppliers. Drive continuous improvement...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
    £33000 - £35000 per annum + Superb
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    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TO £60,000 + EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE SHROPSHIRE PERMANENT Our client - a well known manufacturer and leader in their sector, is looking for an experience Software Developer to join their R&D team. The successful Software developer will play a key role in the development of high-quality innovative products, and new application software. THE ROLE: The role of the successful Software Developer will include: Designing, implementing and testing new ideas for the communication between hardware and software. Creating new Windows applications for configuration and performance monitoring Designing modern software architectures for mobile and Windows environments Creating and ...

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    Shropshire, England
    Up to £60000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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  • Lead Maintenance & Facilities Manager

    LEAD MAINTENANCE & FACILITIES ENGINEER Circa £39000 + BENEFITS PACKAGE 3 -SHIFT An exciting opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Engineer to join a global manufacturing company in the role of Lead Maintenance and Facilities Engineer. The Electrical Engineer will join an established maintenance team providing re-active and pro-active maintenance support within a modern, performance driven environment. Role Fault diagnostics, maintenance and repair of; Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, PLC and Control systems Provide technical expertise to ensure performance remains at required OEE Minimise unplanned downtime and identify opportunities for improvement Prepare reports, anal...

    Job Type:
    Stockport, Greater Manchester
    £39000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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  • Electrical / Controls Engineer - Manufacturing

    ELECTRICAL / CONTROLS ENGINEER EXCELLENT SALARY + CONTRIBUTORY PENSION (UP TO 8 %) + HEALTHCARE DAYS We currently have a superb opportunity for an experienced Electrical / Controls Engineer to join the team at an automotive company in North Wales. The Engineering function is now looking to strengthen their skill set and are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer with strong PLC/Control systems experience. Key tasks; Carry out effective fault finding, modification and occasional programming of industrial control systems in a fast moving, continuous process environment Provide expertise in electrical systems across a range of PLC's, Robotics, Servo Drives and Electro-Pneumatic syste...

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    North Wales, Wales
    £40000 - £45000 per annum
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  • Financial Controller - Interim

    Interim opportunity for a hands-on financial controller to join a thriving manufacturing business as they continue to grow. The main focus of this role will be to support the company MD, providing him with the working numbers that will allow the business to make the best decisions for its future. Within the role of Interim Financial Controller, key responsibilities will be to: - Provide leadership to your finance team of 7. Identify potential risks and develop solutions to mitigate them. Ensure the business has robust financial process. Manage cash flow. Ensure accurate pricing is delivered to customers. Report to the board. The ideal candidate: - Will have gained their finance experience...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
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