In the food and drink industry headhunters will usually be involved in the recruitment of skilled employees into consumer goods companies such as United Biscuits or Kraft. The industry is extremely competitive and continues to need top-tier employees despite economic recession and job losses elsewhere.
Headhunters will be used in this sector to find the very best employees in what is an industry saturated with well qualified candidates. This is a particularly popular industry and, therefore, headhunters are invaluable for employers looking for the perfect candidate. Many candidates start their career paths in the food and drink industry through graduate schemes, but further down the path headhunters can be crucial in helping a candidate get to the next stage in their career.
For employers searching for the right candidate to fill either a highly skilled, executive, or managerial position, headhunters can be helpful in finding such a candidate at short notice as they will be absolutely dedicated to fulfilling their client's needs. Top-tier positions in Mitchell & Butler, Britvic, or Cadbury for example may well be filled through the help of a headhunter who knows the landscape of the industry and the particular requirements of a position at all levels of the sector such as research and development, logistics and supply chain, or marketing and management.