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Food and Beverage Recruitment

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Curating Talented Professionals For Outstanding Leadership

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The food and beverage industry is seeing an accelerating change due to global trends. For one, there is a growing market for food and beverages made ethically. In addition, more consumers are starting to prefer plant-based food over animal products. With more changes on the horizon, it is crucial for companies to hire a leader capable of navigating pressing challenges in the food and beverage industries and creating strategies that help their business succeed in the current market.

As a leading executive search firm, Keller partners with clients to source, hire, and retain top industry talents for senior-level and executive-level roles in the food and beverage sector.

What We Do

At Keller, we offer bespoke executive search services to fill open executive-level and senior-level roles in the food and beverage industry. We do this through:

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During the initial phase, we assess all candidates based on their skills, merits, and experience. However, we also assess candidates for other more intricate factors, including their personality, management style, motivational drivers, and work ethic to determine the best match.

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Talent Acquisition

Keller has access to an extensive network of industry professionals and forward-thinking leaders with the ability to thrive in the role and help the company achieve its business goals. In addition to our network, we also send cold emails and conduct cold calls to connect with hard-to-reach candidates who may be interested in new opportunities.

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Organization Transformation

Apart from our executive search services, we also offer guidance on improving and streamlining HR processes and workflows to better attract and retain top talents.

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Our Approach to Food and Beverage Executive Search

When we partner with clients, our team of headhunters work to gain deeper insight into their business. Prior to conducting the search, we meet with our clients and their stakeholders to determine their business goals and needs and what they expect from the candidate. We will use the information gathered during our meetings with the client to form a search strategy.

Our search process is rigorous. Keller executive recruiters perform extensive background, criminal, and reference checks on each client to ensure they meet our client’s hiring requirements.

Part of what makes our searches successful is our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the search process. All candidates will be treated fairly and without any biases in relation to their age, belief, ethnicity, and gender.

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Our Specialist Fields

We offer executive search services to clients in a wide range of fields and sectors in the food and beverage industry. Keller specializes in finding placements for companies in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and Raw Materials
  • Food Processing and Production
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Baked Goods and Bakeries
  • Snack Foods
  • Confectionery and Chocolates
  • Organic Foods
  • Frozen Foods
  • Canned and Packaged Foods
  • Beverages:
  • Alcoholic (Wine, Beer, Spirits)
  • Non-alcoholic (Soft Drinks, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bottled Water)
  • Health Foods and Supplements
  • Specialty and Gourmet Foods
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Catering and Food Services
  • Restaurants and Fast-food Chains
  • Foodservice Equipment and Supplies
  • Food Packaging and Labeling
  • Food Distribution and Wholesale
  • Food Retail and Supermarkets
  • Food Safety and Quality Control
  • Food Research and Development
  • Culinary Schools and Education
  • Food Marketing and Advertising
  • Food Trade Shows and Exhibitions
  • Viticulture and Wineries
  • Craft Brewing
  • Dietary and Meal Planning Services
  • Food and Beverage Consulting

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Positions We Fill

Keller headhunters fill executive-level and senior-level roles in the food and beverage industry. Some of the positions we find placements for include:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Food & Beverage Division
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Food & Beverage Operations
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Food & Beverage Finances
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) – Food & Beverage Branding
  • Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) – Product Development
  • Vice President of Manufacturing and Production
  • Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Vice President of Sales & Distribution
  • Vice President of Research & Development
  • Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety
  • Director of Culinary Innovation
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • Director of Sustainability – Food & Beverage
  • Head of Food & Beverage Retail Operations
  • Director of Global Sourcing & Procurement
  • Senior Product Development Manager
  • Director of Beverage Operations
  • Senior Nutrition & Health Strategy Manager
  • Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
  • Director of Consumer Insights & Analytics
  • Head of Culinary Training & Development
  • Senior Supply Chain Strategist
  • Director of Foodservice Accounts
  • Vice President of E-commerce & Digital Strategy
  • Senior Category Manager
  • Director of Packaging & Design
  • Head of International Food & Beverage Expansion
  • Vice President of Franchise Development
  • Senior Sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Manager
  • Director of Specialty Foods & Private Label Development

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Why Choose Keller as your Food and Beverage Recruitment Partner?

When you partner with Keller, you are partnering with a team of recruiters who have the experience needed to fill roles quickly and efficiently without compromising the quality of the talent.

Apart from our commitment to providing excellent workforce solutions, we are also committed to helping clients connect with leaders who will drive their businesses forward and help them navigate industry trends and challenges.

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Our Promise - The Right Hire

At Keller, we maintain utmost confidentiality and professionalism at all stages of the search. Any information provided to us by our clients will be handled with discretion.

We are dedicated to finding the perfect match for your business. As such, we offer a 180-day guarantee. If the hired executive fails to meet client expectations within the first six months, we will offer to redo the search at no additional cost to you.

Keller is committed to helping clients discover culinary excellence through stellar executive search services.

Are you ready to hire your next food and beverage leader? Connect with one of our consultants today.