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 

  • Supply Chain Manager

    This leading manufacturing business is looking to attract into the Operations Team a Supply Chain Manager to further develop departmental efficiencies. This will be a key appointment for the business and will allow an driven individual to utilise their experience as the company continues to grow. Within the role of Supply Chain Manager, key responsibilities will be to: - Manage manufacturing and delivery with accurate planning schedules. Ensure supply chain KPI's are met. Lead and motivate a team of ten within planning and inventory control. Identify and implement improvements to supply chain activity. Implement a supply chain strategy for future developments. Drive inventory reduction. E...

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    Blackburn, Lancashire
    Up to £60000.00 per annum + Excellent
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  • Buyer

    Due to an increase in business at this fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer in Manchester, there is now an opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join this proactive Purchasing team. Within the role of Buyer, key responsibilities will be to: - Purchase a portfolio of materials, goods and services in line with company objectives. Deliver KPI's relating to cost, quality and supply. Identify cost reduction opportunities and negotiate accordingly. Work with the Group Purchasing Manager for improvement projects and strategy development. Identify and investigate alternative sources of supply. Work with R&D and source material for new products. Liaise with internal stakeholders re potential ...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
    £30000 - £375000.00 per annum + Excellent
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  • Electrical Maintenance Technician

    Electrical Maintenance Technician Salary up to £49,000 per annum Shifts Essex Urgent- Electrical Maintenance Technicians required! This is a fantastic opportunity for a number of Electrical Maintenance Technicians to join a leading global FMCG manufacturer of some of the world's best loved brands, at their site in Essex. The purpose of the role is to elevate production systems to high levels of reliability and flexibility to lead this work within an autonomous team environment. Key Responsibilities of Electrical Maintenance Technician: Safe working at all times. PPM and reactive maintenance. Fault finding. Root cause analysis of breakdowns To successfully work as part of a maintenance tea...

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    Essex, England
    Up to £49000.00 per annum
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    MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN UP TO £49,000 (INC SHIFT, DOE) + EXCELLENT BENEFITS ESSEX, LONDON PERMANENT - SHIFTS Our client - a well-known FMCG manufacturer, are looking to recruit an experienced, time served MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - either ELECTRICAL or MECHANICAL to join their successful team at their Essex site. They are looking for technicians with the following: Experience in a production process environment within FMCG, or similar Time served - Mechanical or Electrical apprenticeship. For Mechanical Technician - essential experience includes: pumps, palletisers, control valves, pneumatic systems, gearboxes, drives, conveying systems, etc. For Electrical Technician - essential experience ...

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    Essex, England
    £37500 - £48500 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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  • Market Analyst - Immediate start

    URGENT - MARKET ANALYST NEEDED! Market Analyst - FMCG £29,000 per annum Middleton In this current climate, my client needs you! This is a fantastic opportunity for a Market Analyst to join a dynamic and instantly recognisable FMCG Manufacturer based at their site in Middleton. This is a permanent, full time role that will play a vital part within in the organisation. Reporting into the Sales Manager, the Market Analyst will be responsible for studying market conditions to assess the potential sales of products and services. Duties will include; forecasting and monitoring sales trends, gathering consumer and competitor data. Key Responsibilities of Market Analyst: This is a customer facing...

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    Middleton, Greater Manchester
    Up to £29000 per annum
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