Featured food jobs
- Head of Engineering CCN9794aSouth East England
Great career development opportunity for a high calibre Engineering professional to join a rapidly growing and sector leading food business.
- Senior Commercial Manager Food London CCN10018London
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a large Commercial team with an enviable reputation in the Chilled Food market. The Commercial team work across different product categories and this is a site with Multi Retail customers, so a real opportunity to gain different Retail exposure. The role is for a Senior Commercial Manager to work on a Strategic Retail Account for the business.
- Senior Commercial Manager Food East Midlands CCN9733aEast Midlands
This is an excellent opportunity to work with an established and well respected Commercial Team. The Client works with a number of the major retailers and is also supplies across a number of diverse product areas. The role is for a Senior Commercial Manager to work on a strategic Retail Account.
- Procurement Manager London RLP10004London
We have a great opportunity for a high calibre Procurement Manager to join a thriving business with further exciting growth plans.
- Innovation Manager Yorkshire RAE10032Yorkshire
This is an Innovation Manager role to join a well regarded and profitable business that is growing market share in all its categories.
- Research Development Applications Director Eire PJL10061aEire
An outstanding career opportunity to take ownership of EMEA RD&A commercialisation activities for a global business.
Food Manufacturing Overview
The food and drink industry is an exciting, vibrant and growth focused sector, offering outstanding career for a wide range of people at all levels and across most business disciplines.
The food and drink manufacturing industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with a turnover of £76bn, accounting for almost 16% of the total UK manufacturing sector.
The industry employs some 400,000 people. This represents 15.5% of the manufacturing workforce in the UK.
94% of employees in the food & drink sector are employed on a permanent basis.
Average weekly earnings of £466 for workers in the food & drink sector are above the economy’s average of £445.
Food & drink workers in the UK are almost 50% more productive than the EU average.
During the recession, food & drink productivity dropped less than any other manufacturing sector, and has been the most resilient in recovering from the recession. The average annual growth in the food chain out-performed the wider economy by 0.2%
The food & drink industry invested over £1bn in R&D in 2011, resulting in 8,500 new products coming out on to the market.
Data sourced from the Food & Drink Federation.