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What’s Hot: Food & Beverage Manufacturing | Jobs Report November 2023

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The Food & Beverage Manufacturing industry is a vital part of the global economy, providing necessities to consumers and employing millions of individuals worldwide. Organizations are in constant need of highly skilled and dedicated professionals capable of meeting the demands of an industry that doesn’t have an off season.

We analyzed our data for Food & Beverage Manufacturing roles* and discovered the following trends.

Key findings for Food & Beverage Manufacturing jobs:

1.) The average salary for Food & Beverage Manufacturing-related roles was ~$97,406

This is an increase of 10.7% over the previous year.

2.) The top job categories included:

  • Production Manager / Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance & Food Safety (Managers, Supervisors, Specialists)
  • Maintenance (Directors, Managers, Supervisors)
  • Plant Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Plant HR Manager
  • Warehouse Manager, Supervisor

3.) Of all Food & Beverage Manufacturing job openings, 92% were for direct hire roles

4.) Requests for Food & Beverage Manufacturing talent came primarily from major metro areas in:

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • California

Planet Forward is your premier source for contract staffing, staff augmentation, contract to hire and direct hire needs in the Food & Beverage Manufacturing space. Our comprehensive manufacturing staffing solutions team has extensive experience recruiting personnel in the areas of Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, R&D, and Plant Leadership.

Our Specialties: 

  • Project Management
  • Plant Engineering
  • Warehouse Management
  • Production Leadership
  • Plant Leadership
  • Engineering Management
  • Purchasing Management /Commodity Buying
  • Logistics Management
  • Food Science / Research & Development
  • Sensory Science
  • Maintenance
  • Supply Chain
  • Regulatory
  • Regulatory, Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Logistics Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement

Our team of specialized recruiters takes the time to understand our client’s specific needs to provide the perfect candidate. In an industry with a high demand for skilled talent, our global recruiting and delivery model is crucial.

Founded in 2009, we are an award-winning supplier and partner with a wide range of companies, both in scope and growth stage across North America.

*2023 data covers November 2022 – October 2023. 2022 data covers November 2021 – October 2022.

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