Food and Beverage Executive Search in Engineering

Bristol Associates’ Food & Beverage Manufacturing division is a leader in placing top candidates in engineering executive positions in food industry jobs nationwide. Our practice recruits for Retail including consumer packaged foods within grocery, club, mass merchandise, drug and specialty channels. In addition, we also specialize in Foodservice and Industrial Ingredients.


Featured Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of industry clients including:

  • Amy’s Kitchen
  • Odwalla Juices (Coca-Cola)
  • Ready Pac Produce
  • Monster Beverage Co.
  • POM Wonderful
  • Rich Foods
  • Natural Balance (Big Heart Pet Products)
  • Unilever–Best Foods

Examples of Positions Placed

Our Food and Beverage Division has placed successful candidates in a variety of Engineering positions including Director of Engineering, Project Engineer, Maintenance Manager, and Electrical Engineer.

Below is a sampling of positions placed.

Engineering Manager
The placed candidate directs repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment for a high-speed bottling operation. They also direct the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and industrial plant utility systems.
Maintenance Manager
The placed candidate supervises maintenance departments for a major value-added produce company, which includes reengineering the maintenance paradigm using a Lean Six Sigma process to reduce costs throughout the operation.
Project Engineer
The placed candidate is responsible for directing, scheduling and controlling all plant engineering/maintenance functions for a specialty baked goods and snacks company. They also evaluate and develop engineering projects and created a three year capital plan.

Qualities of a Great Engineering and Maintenance Executive

With over 50 years of experience placing food and beverage executives, we know what makes a great Engineering executive. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Demonstrated strong analytical aptitude and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to translate complex technical terms into plain English and communicate verbally with client and colleagues
  • Experience innovating new ways of developing systems and the ability to make exsiting processes work more efficiently
  • Proven math and technical skills, including complex calculations and comprehension of a multitude of computer programs

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