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Food industry recruitment agency — Nigel Wright Group

Food Manufacturing Recruitment Experts

Since 1988, Nigel Wright Group has been a key player in European food manufacturing recruitment. We work alongside food industry companies to attract candidates across the UK and internationally. As an established agency, we help to recruit and develop the best careers within food manufacturing. Our global food industry connections and database mean we can place the best candidates in food companies across the globe.

Our food manufacturing recruitment expertise extends across various sub-industry sectors. These include chilled and ambient foods, bakery, dairy, confectionery, food technology, food science, health products and luxury goods. We offer clients market knowledge and insights throughout all food categories and food industry roles. This ensures we shortlist the best FMCG candidates before they are hired by your competitors.

From executives in the boardroom to warehouse operatives or machine operators on the production line, covering full time and part time job roles, our extensive database of talent offers clients staffing solutions to meet their temporary and permanent recruitment needs.

As a food business recruiter, our sector expertise has enabled us to place more than 1,500 senior permanent and interim professionals. We have worked with over 300 food manufacturing companies in the past 10 years. Roles within the food industry include executive, sales, marketing, supply chain & procurement, engineering & manufacturing, IT, HR and finance & accountancy roles.

Our food manufacturing placements to date have spanned several countries. They include Algeria, Austria, Belgium, and Côte d’Ivoire; Denmark, Finland, France, and Germany; Iran, Ireland, Italy, and Mexico; Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Norway; Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland; Turkey, UAE, UK and the USA.

Our Consumer & FMCG recruitment team also work with clients across a number of additional sub-sectors within consumer goods. Sectors include fooddrink manufacturing, home & personal care, fashion & lifestyle, homeware, DIY, consumer electronics, ecommerce & retail and toys & children.

Our professional and structured approach has earned us the reputation as an employment agency to trust by food manufacturing companies worldwide.

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Some of our food industry clients:


We’ve built strong relationships across the food industry. We provide unrivalled market knowledge to clients, and guidance that helps candidates progress in their careers.

Food industry client quotes:

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

Human Resource Director, Premier Foods 

"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

"We came to Nigel Wright with a very specific and difficult food manufacturing recruitment brief. We were delighted by the high quality account management and sourcing of a very strong shortlist."

Resourcing Manager, Dairy Crest

Contact our food industry recruitment team

To discuss your hiring needs or job search within the food production industry please contact our food industry recruitment team. Or you can view our food industry jobs and other consumer sector jobs or submit your cv.


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