Are you a high growth food & beverage company, or looking to expand your operations into new regions?

Clarico Food Executive Search is the only dedicated food & beverage search firm with a global reach. We’ve completed successful retained recruitment projects around the world by offering our clients a data driven approach to hiring the elite food and beverage talent.

To execute on your strategy do you need to hire high performing food and beverage professionals?

Clarico Food Executive Search is more than just a search firm. We are experts in big data recruitment techniques and digital marketing strategies that enable our clients to engage only the elite food and beverage talent.

Typical search firms utilise recruitment strategies that just skim the surface of the food beverage talent pool. It means your business is restricting its hiring choices to just 20 per cent of the market and missing out on a huge 80 per cent of the most talented food & beverage talent. A traditional approach to headhunting can mean you miss out on the highest performing industry professionals who can deliver on strategy which is key to your company’s success.

Would you accept that for other key areas of your business?

Of course not.

Therefore, your business needs to change its recruitment process and without delay. Hiring the right talent is one of the most critical areas of a business.

At CLARICO Food Executive Search we pride ourselves on being ‘growth specialists’ who partner with high growth food and beverage ‘disruptors’ in food production, HORECA, distribution and logistics and supply chain. Whether partnering with our clients directly or working with venture capital backed projects your business has to make the right appointments and it can only do that by having access to all of the talent, which we can offer you.

Our methods are far-reaching and embrace a wealth of digital tools, which means we can target and engage with 98 percent of the talent pool, securing the highest calibre of candidates quicker and more efficiently than traditional recruitment methods.

How do we do this?

Sector knowledge:  

We boast significant food and beverage industry knowledge drawn from vast experience of working in the sector. This gives us an edge when it comes to our role as recruiters as we understand the industry and the needs and skills required. We have a personal and vested interest and our partners in the marketplace appreciate this. Understanding, knowledge, empathy, listening, and influencing skills are at the core of who we are.


Digital Marketing: 

We have invested heavily in developing fresh new ways to maximise engagement with the food and beverage leadership talent pool. The result is truly innovative and informative, with eye-catching material purposely designed to generate and create genuine – not speculative – inbound candidate funnels for our headhunting projects. 



Data Science: 

Data is king. Understanding it is essential to delivering on key metrics. It is a core function of any business. We know this, which is why we’ve incorporated data science as part of our recruitment process some considerable time ago. It gives us an advantage in sourcing candidates, via talent mapping for example, and delivering highly-successful leadership appointments to the food and beverage sector.

These elements are why businesses in the food and beverage sector hire us and why those who do, stay ahead of their competitors.

To hear more about our FES system and how it can deliver benefits to your business, book a recruitment strategy call with our CEO Russ Metcalf

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We Can Help You

Identify Industry leaders

Target the high performers

Increase executive recruitment efficiency

Deliver a constant flow of executive talent

Customers reviews

What people say?

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I instructed Clarico Recruitment to work on behalf of Harsco Environmental on what was perceived to be a "difficult to fill" role in Europe which was successfully filled with a fantastic candidate . The Process from start to finish was nothing but professional, slick and robust with all stakeholders kept close at all times. Clarico delivered on a time, money and quality aspect for them now to become a true recruitment partner of Harsco Environmental. ​
Craig Kirby
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I have had the pleasure of having Russell working to place me over the past few months. I have been very impressed by his consistent and reliable communication and updates on progress in proactively seeking a next step for me. The campaign based approach Russell has developed has uncovered potential in areas I had not anticipated. Once I have secured my next role, I will be sure to return to Russell when we need to up our operations talent bench strength.
Michael Hawley
CEO - Appends Consulting Ltd
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Russell's depth of knowledge and his professional detailed open approach, using the accumulated core data, inline with a strategic approach to the process is excellent. His enthusiasm, motivation and drive to achieve results are of the highest standard. Russell takes the time to listen and is open, honest and is not afraid to suggest changing strategies to meet the changing environment / market dynamic's. Always communicating as required with a guaranteed weekly update which has been invaluable through out.
Stephen Pinhorne
Managing Director at Nicholl Food Packaging
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With his data driven approach, Russel is more than an expert head hunter. He asked me to think deeply what my added value had been and I dived into my past experiences to highlight KPI, achievements and improvements. With his motivated and engaged behaviour, he is such a professional person to be in touch with.
Pierre-Luc Simon
Business Development Manager Europe chez Eland Cables
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I’m Roland Felföldi from Felföldi Confectionery in Hungary. We had the first hunt with Clarico FES earlier this year and successfully placed a perfect sales person in France. I am now working with them again for my next appointments in the MENA region and Far East Asia. Clarico FES are very profesional, slick & very efficient with their data science driven recruitment approach for the Food and Beverage sector, I can highly recommend them if you want success!
Roland Felföldi (Mr.)
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Clarico FES have been absolutely brilliant and the service was great, also the candidates presented were highly applicable to what we required.

We will definitely be using your services in the future.
Marcel Joosten
Managing Director
Jobeco Group
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