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 


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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
    £24000 - £26500 per annum + GREAT PACKAGE
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    IT SYSTEMS TESTER CIRCA £35,000 + EXCELLENT BENEFITS PERMANENT LANCASHIRE A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an IT SYSTEMS TESTER to join a busy, growing FMCG company in the Nelson area. Our client is looking for a tester to form part of the new internal IT team. The role of the successful IT SYSTEMS TESTER will involve: - Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases Being conversant with both manual and automatic testing techniques Liaising with department stakeholders to assist them in UAT testing Liaising with the Magento development team to test the integration. Helping to manage some of the IT Development projects. Liaising with the 3rd party dev...

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    Nelson, Lancashire
    Up to £35000.00 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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    Service Technician (Maintenance) circa £24,000 + Pension (5%) + Life Assurance 3 - Shift We currently have an opportunity for a Service Technician to join the Maintenance Team at an automotive company in Coventry. The Service Technician will work a rotating 3-shift pattern and will be tasked with ensuring all the equipment is serviced and maintained effectively to minimise downtime Responsibilities; Routine and planned maintenance Assist with start-up procedures and Assist with emergency procedures for breakdowns Monitor equipment performance and recommend improvements Comply with H&S legislation at all times Requirements; Engineering Qualification (C&G/NVQ/HNC) Proven experience Mechanic...

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    Coventry, West Midlands
    £24000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
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    IT PROGRAMMER - SAP CIRCA £50,000 + EXCELLENT BENEFITS PERMANENT LANCASHIRE A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a IT PROGRAMMER to join a busy, growing FMCG company in the Nelson area. Our client is looking for a programmer to form part of the new internal IT team. The successful IT PROGRAMMER should: - Be able to work under pressure and prioritise work Have good written and verbal communications Possess general knowledge of business practices Logical problem-solving abilities An ability to understand internal systems and adhere to processes The successful IT PROGRAMMER should possess the following: Essential: Experienced C# programmer Experience of TaskCentre (BPA) Experience of Integ...

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    Nelson, Lancashire
    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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    Due to an internal promotion at this fast-moving consumer goods business in Manchester, there is now an opportunity for an Artwork Coordinator to join the Product Launch Team. This is a busy department that ensures that typically 500 new products are launched each year. Within the role of Artwork Coordinator, key responsibilities will be to: - Create approved artwork development briefs for transmission to customers and their agencies. Ensure that artwork files are delivered to print suppliers in-line with customer requirements. Check each version of artwork meets specification, communicating any amendments needed. Work to tight deadlines to meet product launch dates. Issue technical speci...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
    Up to £24000.00 per annum
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