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  1. Head of Food job - South West - KRE10818a
    Fancy some fun? Wouldn’t that be nice? This specialist branded food business is a vibrant company looking for a new Head of Food. The job of your dreams maybe?
  2. Head of R&D - North East - RLP10846
    First-class Head of R&D required for a rare opportunity in the market.
  3. Recruitment Consultant – London - MGS10415a
    FMCL is a leading recruitment consultancy in the food and drink industry, it recruits across the UK and Internationally too. Focus Management works with a vast array of clients including some of the largest food manufacturers, retails and food service businesses in the UK. We work in partnership with our clients and sit on PSLs with well-known businesses in the industry. Focus Management also manages the total resourcing process for several of our clients ensuring they gain the very best candidates for the role.
  4. Senior Product Development Manager - London - RLP10483
    Career defining role for a high calibre Senior Product Development Manager.
  5. Purchasing Manager Job 3rd Party Manufacturing in East Midlands - HLJ10935
    This is a great opportunity for a strategic expert to join a real leader in its field, with great opportunities for progression moving forward.

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.

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