Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage is the largest manufacturing sector in Europe accounting for around 14.6% of the total manufacturing turnover and employing over 4.2 million people. The sector is worth over 1tn Euros and exports alone are worth 86.2bn Euros and continue to grow.



Employing and retaining top talent within industry over the past few years has remained a consistent key challenge. In the UK alone, it is estimated we will need a further 137,000 recruits join the industry by 2017 and the pressures of finding quality at executive level becomes increasingly difficult.

Carmichael Fisher recognises these challenges and has a dedicated team with expertise and experience specific to this sector. Our approach allows us to work across multiple borders, resourcing talent from a broad geographical remit and deliver success at speed and with flexibility. The Food and Beverage sector is an emotive industry with people who are passionate about the businesses they work for; we work in partnership with our key clients to deliver a consistent and clear message about their culture and business which is a critical factor in engaging the best people for their business.

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Recent mandates include:

  • Business Development Director EMEA, Drink Dispensing
  • Sales Director DACH, Brewery Systems
  • Managing Director, Petcare
  • Plant Director, FMCG
  • Lean Implementation Manager, Food Manufacturing 
  • European Finance Director, Additives
  • Plant Manager, Beverage Can Manufacturer
  • Head of Regulatory Affairs – Infant Nutrition Manufacturing
  • Quality Director – Food Manufacturer
  • CFO ANZ – Food Manufacturer
  • Plant GM – Food Manufacturer


What our clients think

The research at Carmichael Fisher is of a very high quality. The team not only identified the right kind of target companies but were also very responsive to our suggestions. The language challenges of our pan-European search presented no problems for them, and the fact that they had actually met with the candidates they put forward – rather than just had a telephone conversation – really paid off.

Brady Corporation