Growing our FMCG sector by recruiting key skills from across the UK

Working in partnership with highly reputed names in the FMCG sector.

Scotland has a fabulous array of food and drink products to showcase worldwide. Recognising the significance of this from a manufacturing perspective, we have reinforced our commitment to the sector as Members of Scotland Food & Drink.

At ESS Food & Drink, we are not just searching for the best talent for the roles for which we recruit. We believe our future in the FMCG sector is by forming close partnerships with the companies who seek our help. Whether you’re an expanding SME looking for your 1st crucial hire or you’re a global player in the spirits arena who wishes to expand your senior management team, we will offer a campaign to suit.

Whatever the role, we take what we do seriously. We understand that finding the right people for your business isn’t just about their skills. It’s about their personality, their ambitions and whether they are the right culture fit for your team. With each campaign, we take great pride in bringing your company to life and ensuring that the people you appoint not only want to join you, they want to be a long term part of your continued growth and success.

Our team have had significant experience recruiting at all levels in the FMCG sector.

Here are some of the areas of expertise:

Executive/Senior Management:

  • CEO / Managing Director
  • Board Directors – all specialisms including: Marketing, Supply Chain, Commercial Operations, Finance, HR

Supply Chain:

  • Procurement
  •  Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Planning
  • Project Management

Manufacturing & Production:

  • Production management
  • Factory Operations
  • Spirit supply
  • Shift management

Sales & Marketing:

  • Marketing management
  • Sales – all levels
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Account Management
  • Business Development


  • Engineering Management
  • Maintenance
  • Multi-skilled
  •  Mechanical / Electrical

Quality & Technical:

  • Quality Management
  • Technical Management
  • QA/QC
  • Compliance
  • Laboratory Management/ Technicians


  • Distillery Management
  • Master Blender
  • Assistant Whisky/Spirit Maker
  • Visitor Centre Management
  • Customer Service

Packaging & NPD:

  • All specialisms


Our ethos is to inspire, challenge and innovate – three things we aspire to achieve throughout our organisation.  As well as delivering bespoke recruitment solutions through award-winning brands, we are passionate about inspiring and enabling future leaders.

ESS Holdings is an enabler of talent and operates a business incubator and start-up hub in Edinburgh, where a number of our companies have started out as spin-outs and grown to become successful brands in their own right with the help of our financial and business support.

To date, we have invested more than £70k in niche recruitment start-ups.  We also believe in talent retention and development and are committed to being a National Living Wage employer.

Proud members of Scotland Food and Drink


ESS Holdings Ltd. 38 Dean Park Mews, Edinburgh, EH4 1ED

0131 603 5800

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