For over 50 years, our Food & Beverage Manufacturing division has placed top talent in careers in food at leading companies. 

Our client base encompasses a broad spectrum of small to large companies including: first-stage agricultural suppliers, consumer packaged foods, finished food and beverage product manufacturers (for retail and foodservice channels) as well as formulated ingredients, nutritional supplement providers, and the new growing lines of business sparked by the infusion of CBD products. We also work with start-ups, turnaround operations, and private-equity holdings to find the best candidates to fit their unique requirements.

Our Food & Beverage Manufacturing Division specializes in executive placements in these areas and more:

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“Bristol Associates is my go-to firm for all manager level and higher recruiting needs in the food / bev space. The food & beverage manufacturing team takes the time to learn about my company and the position as well as the subtleties that determine fit within the culture. I am grateful for their patience, as we have a stringent recruiting process, and that has led to more protracted searches than either of us would prefer. But the investment in the relationship has yielded some outstanding candidates. Most recently, we took months to look for a planning / purchasing manager, and they nailed it with the perfect person that brought skill, experience, worth ethic, and cultural fit all within our budget for the position.”

David Choe
Chief Executive Officer
Jo’s Candies

“We hired Bristol Associates to help us fill a Director of Sales and HR Manager position. Long term successful talent acquisition requires a strong match for both the team hiring and a candidate’s motivations. Bristol Associates did a great job accurately sharing our employee value proposition and was committed to finding a great match for all involved. I’ve worked with several staffing agencies over the years, some of which have lost interest in hard to fill roles. Bristol’s team stayed committed to the search regardless of the difficulty and advised appropriately to what their team saw in the market so our hiring team could adjust expectations. Bristol brings strong market knowledge, collaboration, and dedication to the hiring process.”

Chintan Shah
Chief Operations Officer
Jeneil Biotech, Inc.

“I’ve found Bristol Associates to be incredibly helpful in working with COR strategically to identify how our organization needs to change as we grow. Bristol Associates has been adept at helping us find great employees in multiple sales channels and at multiple levels of the organization.”

Mike Forbes
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch

“I have partnered with the Bristol team both as a candidate and as a hiring agent over the past 20 years. Bristol Associates has been a pleasure to work with and does a great job of matching both skills and culture between candidates and companies. This is so important in today’s competitive job market to ensure good career alignment and retention.”

Dave Nicholson
Chief Executive Officer

GFF, Inc. / Girard’s Haco Swiss

“Bristol Associates was wonderful to work with. Their team was responsive, proactive, and professional from start to finish. We would definitely consider using Bristol again.”

Barb Stuckey
President & Chief Innovation Officer

Mattson: We Make Food Happen

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