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We are regarded as Europe’s number one consumer sector & FMCG recruitment agency, with expertise in chilled foods, ambient foods and dairy product markets. Our market knowledge and insights throughout these FMCG categories ensure that we provide quick access to the best candidates before they are hired by your competitors.

Our flexible, client-led recruitment process has enabled us to place over 1,500 people in over 300 companies in the past 10 years within the food industry.

We help to create and build the best careers within the FMCG industry. Our global connections and database mean we have the best candidates to achieve your company and personal objectives.

This depth of knowledge and expertise ensures that the professional and unique service offered to our clients and candidates is second to none.

 

Some of our food clients:

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Track record of success

Food industry

  • We have placed 89 candidates at Greencore, 80 candidates at 2 Sisters Food Group, 71 candidates at Mars, 43 candidates at Danone, and 42 people at Biscuits Bouvard.
  • In 2017, we made 3 senior placements at Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd (specialist tea and fine food) in the UK for International Business Unit Director, Operations Director and Head of Bakery Operations.
  • In 2017 we have placed senior roles including the Commercial Director for Fazer Food Services in Finland, Plant Director for Alpro in the UK, International Business Unit Director and Operations Director for Bettys in the UK, Divisional Commercial Director for Greencore in the UK, Supply Chain Director for Orkla in Sweden, CFO and COO for Scandi Standard in Denmark, and Operations Director for Simris Alg, based in Sweden.
  • Our food placements span Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, the UK and the USA.

 

Chilled food and diary industries

  • In the chilled foods and dairy industries, we have completed 160 placements in Sales, 140 in Marketing, 67 in Manufacturing and Operations, 53 in Supply Chain and Procurement and 25 placements in Finance.
  • In the dairy sector, we have worked with Arla, Dairy Crest, Danone, First Milk, Holland Dairy Star, Lactalis, Müller, Milk Link, NOM Dairy and Tine.
  • Within the freshly prepared salad and fruit sector, we have worked with Florette, Natures Way, Orchard House, Paradise Foods, Wellness Foods and Willowbrook Foods.
  • Within the seafood sector we have worked with Coldwater Seafood, Dawnfresh Seafoods, Geia Food, Ocean Pure and The Seafood Company.

 

Ambient food industry

  • In the confectionery market, we have worked with 48 European companies and in the bakery market, we’ve worked with 62 European companies.
  • We have recently placed with key confectionary businesses including Area Manager for Barry Callebaut in Sweden (chocolate), Marketing Manager for Cloetta in Sweden (sweets and nuts), Corporate Communications Manager for Nestle in Norway (chocolate), Customer Business Manager for Mars in Germany (chocolate), Country Sales Manager for Lindt in Norway (chocolate) and Senior Brand Manager for Haribo in Denmark (sweets).
  • We’ve placed Managing Directors at Bräuner, Cadbury Schweppes, Glisten Foods, Greencore, Intersnack Group, KIND Snacks, Mars, Streamline Foods, Symington’s, The Unilever Group, Valora Trade and Wellness Foods.
  • We’ve placed Chief Executive Officers at KIND Snacks, Del Monte, Dawn Holdings and BFP Wholesale.
  • We’ve placed 350 sales people in 120 ambient food companies, and over 200 marketing people in 75 ambient food companies.

 

Client testimonials

 

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"The team at Nigel Wright have worked with Premier Foods for a number of years, and we're always impressed with their network and knowledge of the market. Their recent handling of an assignment for a senior commercial role was excellent, delivering an exceptionally strong shortlist, ahead of time."

Human Resources Director, Premier Foods

 

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"I would happily recommend Nigel Wright for recruitment in the FMCG industry. They have good connections and expertise in this area and offer professional communication to the market when searching for candidates."

National Sales Manager, Storck Sverige AB

 

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"We came to Nigel Wright with a very specific and difficult brief and were delighted by the account management and sourcing of a very strong shortlist." Resourcing Manager, Dairy Crest

Resourcing Manager, Dairy Crest

  

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