Executive Search - The Sterling Choice
We are a highly experienced recruitment agency within the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors.

Executive Search & Selection for the Food Manufacturing, FMCG, and Engineering Sectors

Our executive search and selection service matches clients and candidates in positions from middle management to board level.

Our headhunting and senior appointments team have carved a reputation for successfully sourcing management and senior executives for some of the biggest and best names in the food manufacturing and FMCG industries.

We can help you source the key players for permanent and interim positions.

Examples of our recently completed executive appointments include:

  • Site Director - Fresh Produce
  • Site Director - Chilled Meats
  • Supply Chain Director - Chilled Foods
  • General Manager - Chilled Food to Go
  • Engineering Director - Chilled Foods
  • Technical Director - Ambient Foods
  • Sales Director - Cereals

We don't want to work alongside other agencies; we want to create exclusive, long-lasting relationships.

Our emphasis on partnering with you goes beyond just sourcing a CV that fits the mould - any agency can find that. At The Sterling Choice it's about truly understanding the needs of he business to ensure that we provide the candidates with not only the right experience, aligned visions, and values of your company, but also those that are the right cultural fit.

For your business to be truly successful, you need the people that will take the bull by the horns, driving change and delivering results. We have working relationships with a broad range of senior candidates in the food industry, many of which we have watched rise to the top through 15-year partnerships.

Our experience and reputation in the food manufacturing, FMCG, and engineering industries mean that we have access to a wide talent pool and have identified key players in the industry at many levels. It also means we understand the landscape, competitive nature of the sectors, and specific requirements of executive and managerial positions.

Our proactive approach and personable communication style mean that we are constantly working to build client and candidate relationships - not gather CVs.

How do candidates benefit from our executive search service?

We offer a service tailored to each individual - because it doesn't work any other way. We take the time to get to know candidates, whether that be over video call, or face-to-face over a coffee - we much prefer the latter option.

Our first meeting with candidates allows our team to map out a process of desired companies and use our contacts to place them in the businesses aligned with their values.

We have links with the top food manufacturers in the UK and Europe, providing us with an insight into market trends and when they are going to be needing someone in a senior manager position. This means we can be proactive and take a targeted approach to progress your career in the food manufacturing or FMCG sectors.

Why use our executive search and headhunting service?

Personalised, tailored service

No-blanket approach applied to head-hunting offers a successful outcome. Each role within each business requires a fresh perspective, and our personalised service is why we continue to work with the biggest names in food manufacturing.

We use targeted head-hunting techniques to find the right people, every time.

We offer access to a diverse, relevant talent pool

Our business is built on communication. We have access to a wide and diverse pool of pre-qualified, experienced, and professional people with proven track records. On-going relationships with these individuals mean that they trust us to find them the right positions.

100% transparent feedback

We're all humans.

At The Sterling Choice, we pride ourselves on our open approach. We understand there are mistakes, problems, and hiccups that can occur; rest-assured we will tell you when it does. All that we ask is you do the same for us. In the recruitment world. it is all about trust. We value your trust and honesty in our relationship.

As part of our service, we provide you with market insights and salary benchmarking. This information highlights the benefits, rewards, and salaries that you should be offering to attract the top candidates in the industry.

We can accurately represent your business

Spending time understanding your business means that we can represent you accurately. Our team actively strive to make the recruitment process add to your brand value, rather than dilute it; therefore, we can improve your competitive positioning.

Significantly reduce time to hire

This means you can fill vacancies quickly, keeping the business productive and profitable. Leveraging our ongoing candidate relationships, we can identify the people we know would perform well in your team, and using platforms like Video Interview Technology, we can conduct first-stage value-based, interviews on your behalf.

Speak to a member of the executive search team to discover how we can help your business.

The roles that our executive search service extends to include:

  • C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Engineering Director
  • Technical Director
  • HR Director
  • Sales Director
  • Marketing Director
  • NPD Director
  • Finance Director
  • IT Director