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Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Industry Overview:

Ingredients must hit a sweet spot on a consumer’s taste buds and deliver flavor, aroma, texture and other selling points. The search is complicated; more consumers demand natural ingredients and price volatility threatens profitability. Smart manufacturers extend product lines and add applications, reduce costs – maximizing efficiency of water, for instance – and meet growing demand for gluten-free and low-fat products.

Science and technology are keys to manufacturing ingredients – buffering agents, preservatives, sweeteners and much more. With pushback against artificial ingredients, techniques like bio-catalysis and fermentation help manufacturers cut toxic chemicals and produce more appealing products.

Common Applications:

  • Food and Beverage Technology -- Taste, Texture, Flavor, etc.
  • Production – Batch, Mass
  • Bottling, Processing, Packaging
  • Food Biotechnology – GMOs, etc.
  • Analytics, Modeling
  • Product Safety, Traceability, etc.
  • Additives – Sweeteners, Preservatives, Stabilizers, etc.
  • Processing – Blending, Mixing, Chopping, Grinding, Emulsifying, etc.
  • Distribution – Logistics, Transportation
  • Formula Management
  • Nutrition
  • Packaging


With almost 35 years as a top food and beverage industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals.  As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates.  Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top food and beverage talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

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The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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Food and Beverage Ingredients
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