Food Manufacturing Recruitment Specialists | The Sterling Choice
We are a highly experienced recruitment agency within the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors.

Food Manufacturing Recruitment Specialists

Specialising in talent for the food manufacturing industry in the UK & USA.

Having recruited for some of the UK’s, Europe’s and America’s leading brands in the food manufacturing industry, we think we’ve picked up a thing or two. Since 2013 we have established ourselves as business well-known for recruitment candidates and progressing careers in the food manufacturing industry in the US, UK and Europe. Having this niche area of focus means that we have developed a deep understanding of the sector, the challenges faced when it comes to recruitment and the individuals that perform well and prove to be a valuable investment.

We’ve picked up a thing or two along the way

Our presence in the UK and Americas means that we have ability, connections and reputation to consistently source local and global talent - we would even go as far to call ourselves food manufacturing recruitment specialists. We recruit across a range of food industry sub-sectors including bakery, dairy, chilled and ambient, beverages, the meat industry and retail. This includes sourcing candidates for roles across every department including operations, finance, marketing, new product development, technical, commercial, HR, engineering and supply chain.

Food industry recruitment that matches clients and candidates on experience and values

Because for a business that is going places, you need to be unified. While experience and qualifications are still incredibly important, we recognised early on that aligning employers and candidate with shared values leads to greater employee engagement, motivation and purpose. Individuals need to be in environments and cultures in which they can thrive – without this, experience and qualifications can’t be put to good work.

This is the approach that matters

This approach means that candidate's slot into the company culture and stay for the long term. Which let’s be honest – drives down recruitment costs and makes a real impact on your business. These are the candidates you want – the driven, the committed and the proactive. They are the candidates we have access too, because our team of food manufacturing recruitment consultants take it upon themselves to ask questions that go beyond, ‘what job are you looking for’? If you are looking for individuals that want to progress their food manufacturing career – then you are also looking for The Sterling Choice.

Why use our food manufacturing recruitment services?

We place on average 6 candidates a week who go on to remain with their employers between 2-4 years, having a positive impact during that time. We like to act like an extension of your business, working closely with the HR team, and adding long-term value to your employer brand. If you want to learn more about working with The Sterling Choice and our expert recruitment for the food manufacturing sector, speak with a member of our team today.

Executive recruitment for the food manufacturing industry

It’s important for you to find the right people, and it's important for them to want to work for you. Part of our executive search and head-hunting service involves transparent feedback – this means we work closely with clients and candidates to develop the skills or company culture and benefits that ensure both parties can achieve what they set out to. Our global presence means that we have access to a diverse talent pool and use targeted, head-hunting techniques. Find out everything you need to know about our headhunting and executive search service below.


How do I get a job in the food industry?

Jobs in the FMCG or fast-moving consumer goods industry can vary greatly. Companies within the FMCG sector develop, manufacture, and sell products that are bought frequently and used daily - such as toiletries and household cleaning products. However, the industry also accounts for make-up, over the counter medicine, consumer electronics, DIY, pharmaceuticals, stationary, toys, and homeware. Businesses within the sector recruit for a variety of departments including marketing, operations, HR, research, product development, logistics, supply chain, finance, sales and customer service. With the rise e-commerce, the global FMCG industry has had to adapt and respond quickly – and as a result its market share will continue to expand – offering further job opportunities. Some of the largest global FMCG companies include Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, L’Oreal and Coca-Cola.

What jobs are there in the food industry?

The FMCG industry is one of the largest private sector employers around the world, known for its diversity, innovation and dynamism. Brands within it are tasked with remaining competitive, not only meeting, but also shaping consumer demand, and this means that it is hungry for young, creative talent that can inspire new ways of thinking in all areas of the business. If you are thinking about entering the FMCG as a graduate, some of the most highly regarded graduate schemes come from companies with the FMCG sector. Like Bakkavor, Mondelez, P&G and Danone. If you are entering the industry as part of your career progression then we recommend specialising in your field, committing to consistently expanding your knowledge and setting yourself clear and measurable career goals to make sure that you find a position and employer that leads to mutual fulfilment and opportunities. Whether you are a graduate, or looking for your next career move, our FMCG recruitment team can help.

What is the highest paying job in the food industry?

The FMCG industry offers a wealth of career opportunities because of the nature of the industry and the continued upward trajectory of its growth. The very nature of the industry means that, if you are looking for a career that is fast-paced, future-proofed and guaranteed to continue to evolve – we recommend exploring the job opportunities. Some of the worlds most famous house-hold names can be found within the FMCG sector, meaning there is the opportunity to work with well established businesses that are always looking to progress, expand and market their product range – and they need the right people to be able to do this. The industry will always be on the lookout for people who can think fast, act fast and work hard. If you are looking for advice about your next role, and how to progress within the industry, our team of experienced recruitment professionals work alongside some of the world’s biggest FMCG brands and are on-hand to chat to you.

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