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 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:

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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 / Manger
  • 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 

  • Engineering Shift Manager - Electrical

    Engineering Shift Manager (Electrical Bias) Manchester £45000 4 on 4 off - DAYS ONLY We are currently recruiting an experienced Engineering Shift Manager / Maintenance Manager to join the team at successful FMCG company in Manchester. Our client has recently invested millions of pounds into a brand-new production equipment and are recruiting a dedicated team solely for this area. The key objective of the Engineering Shift Manager is to provide technical support on the brand new, automated equipment and strong leadership to a team of technicians. Key Responsibilities: Day to day management of a team of technicians ensuring production targets and engineering KPI's are met Provide hands on t...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
    £45000 per annum + Benefits
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  • Buyer

    This is an excellent opportunity for a Buyer with experience developing suppliers to join this thriving manufacturing business based in Newport. Supporting the Purchasing Manager, the successful Buyer will focus on key aspects of purchasing such as:- Working with New Product Development to ensure the required raw materials are procured. Sourcing new suppliers, ensuring the best terms are negotiated. Developing current suppliers, investigating cost saving opportunities. Understanding supplier capability. Monitoring currency changes closely. Maximising supplier efficiency. As Buyer, you would need to:- Have experience working within procurement in a manufacturing sector. Have an analytical ...

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    Newport, Wales
    £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
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  • Night Shift Engineer

    Electrical Maintenance Engineer Nights 4 on 3 off 3 on 4 off shifts 18:00-06:00 £37,000 Greater Manchester Our client is the UK's leading provider of fresh food products and have an annual turnover of over £1.5 Billion per year. We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Facilities Engineer / Site Services Engineer to join the engineering team in Wigan, Greater Manchester. As a key member of the Engineering team responsibilities will include; Ensure engineering maintenance and repair work is carried out (conveyors Chillers etc.) Daily inspections of on all buildings and plant Ensure equipment is working at optimum efficiency Ensure accurate and timely records are carried out in a ...

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    Wigan, Greater Manchester
    £37000 - £37100 per annum
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  • Multi Skilled maintenance Engineer

    MULTI SKILLED MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS ELECTRICALY BIASED HANWORTH VERY GENEROUS SALARY AND PACKAGE DO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR A COMPANY INVESTING MILLONS OF POUNDS? DO YOU WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON SOPHISTICATED, HIGH-TECH PLANT AND EQUIPMENT? IF SO READ ON …. We have a fantastic opportunity for a number of experienced Multi-Skilled Engineer's (Electrical Biased is preferable) to join a leading FMCG company Our clients company is at a key point in their growth. Following investment in new technology and automation, our client is now looking to add to their experienced Engineering team by recruiting talented, enthusiastic Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers. We will consider candidates fr...

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    Feltham, Middlesex
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  • Multiple Shift Maintenance Engineers

    MULTIPLE SHIFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER ROLES £30K-£36K + OVERTIME DEESIDE Fantastic opportunities for Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers (Electrical bias) have arisen to join the engineering team at one of the UK's leading manufacturing companies. A variety of shift patterns and salaries available The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for: Performing reactive maintenance on a variety of mechanical/electrical/automated process equipment Fault finding and diagnosis on PLC equipment (Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi) Effective recording and monitoring of all engineering/production based issues Contributing to continuous improvement activities Requirements You must be abl...

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    Deeside, Flintshire
    £30 - £36 per annum
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