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 

  • Production Scheduler

    At this fast-paced manufacturing facility based in Cambridgeshire, there is now an excellent opportunity for a Production Scheduler to join the team due to continued growth within the business. A key focus of the role will be to ensure the right products are manufactured to meet customer demand and plant capacity. Key responsibilities within the role of Production Scheduler will be to:- Produce the detailed production plan and effectively communicate it to the production team. Carefully monitor raw material availability. Carefully monitor inventory levels. Ensure that internal and external customers are kept up to date with any variance to the plan. Monitor production performance and look...

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    Cambridgeshire, England
    £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent
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  • Technical operator

    Technical Operator Circa £37,676 Preston 3 Shift 8 hours Monday- Friday (Occasional Saturdays when required) Our client, an FMCG food manufacturing company is in need of a Technical Operator to join their speciality site in Preston. Part of a successful global group, our client is a leader in their market and has companies on five continents producing products in more than 25 countries. We are now looking for an additional team member to join the Lancashire facility to assist in the operation and maintenance of machinery and support the ongoing TPM program. Basic Responsibilities Operators are required to: Operation and control of extrusion machine to manufacture high quality products Ens...

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    Preston, Lancashire
    £37000 per annum
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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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  • Formulation Chemist

    Fixed Term Contract - Six Months At this leading manufacturer of household products, there is now an opportunity for a Formualtion Chemist to join the Research and Development Team at their site in Cumbria. The main focus of the role will be to support the team on a six-month fixed term contract. Within the role of Formulation Chemist, typical responsibilities will be to:- Plan and conduct pilot plant work on R&D projects. Run plant trials. Test new formulations and alternative raw materials. Work with formulation engineers to recommend formula solutions. Liaise with suppliers to obtain new raw materials. The successful candidate will:- Hold an A level qualification in Chemistry. Have exp...

    Job Type:
    Cumbria, England
    £24000 - £26000 per annum
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  • Workshop Engineer

    Workshop Engineer (mechanically biased) Milton Keynes £40,000-£45,000 Days Monday-Friday My client a Global FMCG company are looking to recruit experienced Mechanical or Multi skilled (Mechanically biased) Workshop Engineers to join them during a key stage in their sites development. Making products for global companies such as Coke a Cola my client is a world leader, currently undergoing conversion projects to allow for even more efficient production. Known for their family orientated atmosphere, working life such as the one here is one very much sought after. Always looking to be as flexible as they can to help their employees and maintaining a happy first name basis workforce from seni...

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    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    £40000 - £45000 per annum
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