Packaging Design & Manufacture

The UK employs some 85,000 people (representing 3% of the UK manufacturing workforce) and has sales in excess of £11 Billion. Its productivity is more than double that of all industries’ average performance and it is a world leader in product innovation and manufacturing technology.  Globally, the industry is valued at over $900bn.

Our Recruitment Consultants are structured to reflect a typical organisation in this sector and are dedicated to the following disciplines:

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
  • Commercial Director 
  • Engineering Director
  • Supply Chain / Procurement Director
  • Quality Director
  • Human Resource Director 

Production / Assembly Operations

  • Plant Director / Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Assembly Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Machine Shop Manager
  • Shift Operations Manager
  • Team Leader


  • Engineering Design Manager
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Product Design
  • CAD Operator
  • Technical Author
  • Development Engineer
  • Applications Engineer

Plant Engineering

  • Head of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Process / Production Engineer (PFMEA, DMAIC)
  • New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Lean / Six Sigma - to Master Black Belt
  • Project Manager / Engineer - MS Project | Prince 2
  • Maintenance Engineering (Mech, E,C&I)

Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Purchasing Manager / Buyer (Operational & Strategic)
  • Category & Commodity Manager / Buyer
  • Planning Manager / Planner (production, materials, transport)
  • Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager / Shift Management 
  • Transport & Distribution Management
  • Import/Export Operations 
  • Supply Chain Analyst

  • Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental (QSHE)
  • Plant Quality Manager / Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Manager / Engineer
  • Containment & Investigation
  • N.D.T (Test & Inspection)
  • Quality Assurance & Audit 
  • Health & Safety Manager / Officer
  • Environmental Manager / Officer

Sales & Commercial

  • Programme Director / Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Bid & Tender Manager
  • Account Manager
  • International, National & Regional Sales
  • Technical Sales Engineering
  • Internal Sales / Customer Services

Finance / Clerical 

  • Financial Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll & Administration

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • Human Resources Officer
  • HR Administration
  • Training

Information Technology

  • I.T Manager
  • Technical Support
  • Programme Manager
  • Software Developer 

  • Sales Office Manager

    Sales Office Manager- Signage £30,000 basic, Excellent Benefits Office Based: Manchester We have a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading print and signage company. The Role This is a key role providing leadership to a small sales team. Key Responsibilities Direct responsibility for 4 Internal Sales Advisors Coaching leading and mentoring Account management of a portfolio of existing customers New business development Selling print and signage services to a wide range of companies from SME retailers to restaurants and offices The Successful Candidate must have : Experience of leading a team Signage industry experience We are interviewing over the next two weeks please press the Ap...

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester
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    LEAN CONTINUS IMROVEMENT MANAGER £60k basic + FANTASTIC BENEFITS Based: Burnley, Lancashire We are exclusively representing a global manufacturing firm who now have brand new opportunity for a Lean Continuous Improvement Manager. Boasting a group turnover of approximately $170 million, the group employs more than 2500 people across 14 production sites and for over a century have been committed to delivering the very best level of service to their growing, loyal customer base. Key responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to: Implementing 5's Develops continuous improvement plan Developing and standardising good practice Reorganisation of work stations Improving efficiency ...

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    Burnley, Lancashire
    £50000 - £60000 per annum
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  • Repro / Originations Operator

    Repro / Originations Operator £28,000 (Including shift allowance) Shifts Monday - Friday only (Alternate 5.30am - 1pm / 1pm - 8.30pm) Bourne An extremely unique and interesting opportunity has come to light with our client based in the Bourne area. Currently operating over 22 sites in the UK, a market leader in the packaging, supplying into multiple industries, there is an established need for a Repro / Originations Operator to embark on a clearly progressive opportunity with a business that offers a wealth of support and an obvious willing to invest. This is a rare occasion that this company has opened its doors to the UK market with preference to develop from within the business normall...

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    Bourne, Lincolnshire
    £24000 - £28000 per annum + INCLUDING SHIFT ALLOWANCE
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  • Electrical Engineer (BMS)

    ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS) £44,000 - £52,000 + Pension + Healthcare + Death in Service A great opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join the central Engineering Team at a manufacturing company in County Armagh. The Electrical Engineer will be tasked with providing maintenance support on building management systems and industrial automation. Responsibilities: Commissioning, upgrade and modification of building automation systems Apply knowledge of building automation systems to manage specification, design and implementation Liaise with IT team to ensure interfaces between systems are clearly set up and managed appropriately Assist in the development...

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    County Armagh, Northern Ireland
    £44000 - £52000 per annum + Great Package
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  • Mechanical Engineer

    Mechanical Engineer Northamptonshire £36,600 per annum + Benefits Continental Shift Pattern A fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer has arisen to join the team at a global manufacturing company in Northamptonshire. Your objective as a Mechanical Engineer is through modern maintenance systems, will be to: maintain business as usual for the plant operations, to continuously improve availability/reliability of the equipment, to manufacture quality products safely. The Mechanical Engineer will provide a technical support resource to the manufacturing operation, delivering optimum asset reliability and performance through an effective asset maintenance and Continuous Improvement appr...

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    Thrapston, Northamptonshire
    Up to £36600 per annum
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