Food Recruiters RFS

We will find that "Perfect Match" for your companies culture

25 Plus Years as Consumer Packaged Goods Recruiters

  CPG Recruiters RFS is a Chicago based executive search firm specializing in consumer packaged goods recruiting and food and beverage recruiting; we have been building our network of consumer packaged goods applicants for twenty five plus years.   Whether you are looking to hire a great person or wanting to make a successful career change, we will guide you through the path to success.   We recruit executives and technical people in the areas of marketing, market research, MARCOM (marketing communications), online marketing, financial services, sales account management, sales support, product and brand marketing, general manufacturing, operations, quality assurance/quality control, agriculture and food science, food engineering, information technology, executives, business development, general administration, human resources, benefits and compensation, recruitment, design, graphic design, media & broadcasting, merchandise, nonprofit, PR & advertising, purchasing management, and training & development.  We are one of the leading CPG Recruiting Firms in the U.S.A., and we are the leading CPG Headhunters in the Midwest.  Besides being CPG Recruiters, we are also: food recruiters, food science recruiters, and flavor industry recruiters.

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We will find that "Perfect Match" for your Companies Culture

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    We at RFS understand that while the technical career match is important in finding the right applicants for your job order, it is also important to hire applicants that will match the culture of your CPG company. We will find multiple well qualified candidates for your job order and then help you pick the best applicant to hire that will help your consumer company grow. We are nationwide consumer packaged goods recruiters that leave no stone unturned when finding your consumer goods company the applicants that will expand your business.

Google Ranking Jobs Boards

     We have our own Google Ranking jobs boards for consumer packaged goods jobs; having our own CPG jobs boards provides us with a very rich applicant database.

We have a Deep CPG Applicant Database

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    We have been recruiting in consumer packaged goods manufacturing for twenty five plus years, so we have a very deep and comprehensive database of applicants.  Our Google Ranking CPG Jobs Boards increase the depth of our applicant database.

Helping Your CPG Company Grow by

Providing Excellent People

   Guided by the principles set forth by our company’s founder Rose Fanta, our dedicated team knows that helping consumer companies grow is about providing excellent applicants. We take a very hands on approach; we will be by your side throughout the entire process so you can enhance your CPG companies success with excellent people. We just don’t post ads on the same website that you already have posted on. We network with other CPG recruiting firms and recruit by good old fashioned hard work.  We check references and we can help with travel arrangements. Give us a try, We Promise that you won’t be Disappointed! Email us at: or call 708-485-3535


CPG Recruiters Past Filled Job Orders

Information Specialist  – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Manages requests and responds to information needs of customers (commercial & non-commercial operators, distributors, schools & colleges/universities, manufacturers, retailers) with the help of cross-functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Brokers, QA, R&D, Legal, Regulatory, and Supply Chain). Supports customer relationships within Dairy Foods by providing a central point of contact for customers and field sales. Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills. Works well under pressure with ability to execute quickly, accurately and with accountability. This position requires CPG jobs experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite software and Oracle-based applications. Self-motivated with strong problem solving, planning, and organizing skills. Experience in customer relations, preferably in the food industry (Consumer Goods, Foodservice, or Manufacturing)
Compliance Specialist Chicago, Illinois
The Compliance Specialist l reports to the Manager for Compliance and will assist the Compliance Team with the development, implementation and ongoing oversight of this consumer company’s Compliance Program. The Compliance Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert and assist with the development and implementation of an effective compliance program as recommended in the Office for Inspector General’s Compliance Program Guidance for Laboratories. Compile Compliance Program metrics and data to develop reports and slides to be used in company and executive compliance committee meetings. Plan, develop, and execute monitoring protocols to measure organizational compliance with policies and procedures, and work with business management to implement corrective actions. Assist with the performance of risk assessments and development of annual Compliance work and audit plans. Support the development, updating, and ongoing maintenance of applicable policies, procedures, and training to ensure they reflect current regulatory requirements. Develop strong organizational relationships throughout area of responsibility to foster an advisory, collaborative and balanced approach to proactive compliance. Assist with reviewing and revising schedules to meet priority orders.  This position is from CPG recruiters located in Chicago.

Production Planner – Milwaukee, WI
The Planner is responsible for partnering with Production, Supply Chain, and Customer Service teams to plan and schedule work flow to support the combined requirements from safety stock, forecast and customer orders at our consumer goods company. Additionally, this position supports the achievement of both efficiency goals and inventory goals by analyzing the effects of planning parameters. Review orders for completeness according to reporting procedures and forward to customer appointments. Requires consumer industry jobs experience. Inspect outgoing work for compliance with customers’ specifications. Obtain customers’ names, addresses, and billing information, product numbers, and specifications of items to be purchased, and enter this information on order forms. Contact department supervisors in connection with availability of materials, delays and/or schedule management. File copies of orders received, or post orders on records. Verify truck and order information for correctness, checking it against previously obtained information as necessary. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or you are a career minded applicant seeking food and beverage employment options, RFS can provide the placement services that you are seeking.

Food Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Collaborate cross-functionally with internal and external partners to ensure compliance of new/revised internal standards, labels, and regulatory requirements. Interpret and provide guidance on US regulations for foods to ensure regulatory compliance. Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Microbiology, Engineering or similar related field. Four to eight years working in a regulatory or quality role for a food manufacturer and/or consumer packaged goods company. Develop & implement regulatory compliance programs. Established connections with government agencies and industry groups. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the plants’ Quality systems to ensure compliance to regulatory, federal, and local laws. Responsible for label claims and managing supporting documentation including tracking timing and requirements for renewals. Interact effectively with FDA and other regulatory personnel, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive relationships. This position is from a Food and Beverage Recruiter in Chicago.

E-Commerce Business Analyst – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minimum four years of consumer products goods sales, category management, or sales analysis. This position assimilates data from over a dozen sources to analyze business and consumer trends, creates data clusters, defines segmentation and creates business reports and metrics to drive online business growth. In addition, this position assists in defining the architecture and functionality required for the business and identifies opportunities to wrap our existing ecommerce solutions with new services to increase demand. The eBA maps out the technology requirements and works directly with our IT team and vendor partners for integration working with cross-functional teams to analyze ecommerce business processes and online commercialization of PLM cloud and traditional applications. Catalog and help prioritize business requirements with the business sponsors, analyze potential solutions, and translate requirements into solid system designs. Gather and produce detailed business requirements, including non-functional requirements, for all e-Commerce projects according to accepted best practice. Provides the e-Commerce Division with product management support in the ideation, submission, delivery, and enhancement of the product roadmap globally. Supervises the eCom coordinator function. Lead, conduct and facilitate meetings with business users, vendors and information technology personnel as well as directs solution to system and business problems. Works cross functionally with the business team, technology team, as project manager to design and specify complex business solutions to scale the business.

Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Ohio
We are looking for someone to join our team as a Regulatory Compliance Specialist.  This person will report into the Quality department; however, this role will support the entire supply chain.  The ideal candidate has passion for food, quality, and is looking to be part of an exciting, fast-paced, innovative company. This person must be a quick learner, seek excellence, have an analytical mind that embraces data, strong critical thinking skills and think creatively.  Interact effectively with FDA and other regulatory personnel, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive relationships. Influence regulatory direction and drive strategy on cross-functional teams. Develop & implement regulatory compliance programs. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the plants’ Quality systems to ensure compliance to regulatory, federal, and local laws. Responsible for label claims and managing supporting documentation including tracking timing and requirements for renewals. Collaborate cross-functionally with internal and external partners to ensure compliance of new/revised internal standards, labels, and regulatory requirements.

Client Insights Analyst, CPG/Food & Beverage – Chicago, Illinois
This position will be responsible for providing analytical support (category/account reviews, trend research, new item analyses, consumer insights, etc.) for a single supplier/manufacturer. Must be able to utilize multiple sources of data to capture and present a clear and logical business case. Build collaborative relationships with suppliers, engaging on key business issues and developing strategies, business cases, insights and recommendations to drive supplier’s business. Track performance of marketing programs, new item introductions, new packaging, reformulations, plan-o-gram revisions, promotions, etc. Prepare category reviews to include industry and trend analyses. Develop templates and standardized processes that support the team. Provide category analyses and advanced consumer insights using a range of syndicated and non-syndicated data sources (Nielsen, Homescan, Spectra, MRI, Euromonitor, RNG/Planet Retail, Brandwatch and Mintel)

Flavorist – Texas
Interface and build strategic networks and effective working relationships with flavour vendors and cross functional disciplines within Company to deliver strategic global projects. Strong technical and creative flavor background with emphasis on experience in flavor creation and technology. Proven track record in flavor creation, commercialization and hands-on bench capability. Demonstrate strong technical skills in understanding flavor creations and their application to savory/ seasoning systems. Very good knowledge of chemistry and food science principles as related to the flavor and snack industries. Drive the strategic development and application of new flavors systems in support of snacks global business growth objectives. Develop differentiated flavour systems, flavour taste tools as well as drive excellence in technical formulation to deliver innovative flavor snacking products. Contribute to and foster a technically focused and creative environment to build competitive advantage. B.S. or M.S (preferred) with years of experience working with ingredients and flavors in the food industry. Certified Flavor Chemist having experience in savory flavour development preferred. Expertise in the creation of a broad spectrum of flavors with a thorough technical understanding of flavor raw materials (natural and artificial) into the design, quality, and stability of flavor systems. Excellent understanding of flavor raw materials and ingredient interactions in general and those specifically leveraged in the design, optimization, and production of flavor systems. Strong strategic thinker to develop pipeline of innovation for snacks. A proven track record in flavor development and hands-on bench capability. Build capability for future Flavor Creation talent through training and mentoring less experienced. Willingness to travel 20% of the time. This position is from food manufacturing industry recruiters in Chicago.

CPG WMS Coordinator – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This position reports to the Operations Supervisor and is responsible for maintaining and balancing the inbound and outbound process of the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to insure daily production needs are met, provide timely communications to other departments and leadership personnel, and support all other warehouse operation functions and personnel as assigned. Work closely with Operations Supervisor to ensure the work load is being distributed properly and evenly by managing WMS down to the floor. Maintain various Excel spreadsheets and reports. Assist in supporting standard facility Key Performance Indicators (KPI) which consistently meet/exceed established goals in safety, quality, sanitation and maintenance. Interact with the customer to communicate order changes and updates. Communicate with carriers regarding setting appointments and upating load statuses. Work closely with the inventory department and on-site personnel to resolve and problems with the day’s orders. This position is from CPG recruiters located in Milwaukee.

Site Engineering Manager – Chicago, Illinois
Manages Capital Expenditure Process with site master plan to ensure proper planning exists for strategic plan horizon as well as managing execution of projects.  Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.  Leads, organizes, and directs engineering team (responsible for both industrial and product engineering initiatives), plant maintenance team (mechanical, electrical, and facilities), and capital projects to meet company objectives. Manages the maintenance process for the site to ensure that mechanical, electrical, and industrial needs are met.  Oversees site master plan to ensure capital expenditure process delivers objectives for ongoing needs and innovation.   Approves and submits proposals considered feasible to management for consideration and allocation of funds or allocates funds from the department budget. Directs preparation of accounting records for budgetary, production efficiency, auditing or other such purposes. Ensures that projects are delivered on time and within budget.  Leads plant maintenance and engineering teams through goal setting and execution that align with BDG Corporate and Site key performance indicators.  Ensures that maintenance systems are effective for all lines and equipment including spare parts management, preventative maintenance process, line overhauls, and building and facility maintenance. This position is from a headhunter in Milwaukee.

Customer Advisor – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The primary responsibility of the Customer Advisor is to provide support for the implementation of Category Management and other related business insights initiatives within a designated customer. The Customer Advisor will routinely visit customers in the market with business managers and clients to drive category management initiatives.  The Customer Advisor will assist in conducting store audits to view assortments, space, merchandising, and pricing requirements in assigned categories. Coordinate efforts with the Center of Shared Business Intelligence (CSBI) category analysts to manage the completion of all base presentations in order to meet the time frames and needs of the customer team. Maintain frequent internal contact with the category managers and or key customer personnel externally in the market, hub, client or customer team and assist them in their category management process. Work as integral part of assigned team assisting business managers and/or space technologists in presenting category management reviews to customers. Utilize and understand IRI and ACNielsen syndicated scanning data, customer point-of-sale and loyalty data and systems used to generate the information for category reviews. Establish and maintain a partnership with business managers and clients in the development of strategic plans for category management within the customer team. Miscellaneous duties as assigned. This position is from food industry recruiters in Chicago.

COO – Plant Based
We are a leading maker of artisanal vegan cheeses. Thanks to a great product and a new wave of consciousness, we have experienced huge growth. Four years ago, our products were in one local store. Now they are in over 2,500 nationwide – from premium grocery chains, to co-ops to conventional supermarkets and health food stores. We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled and creative COO – to assist the current founder and CEO, streamline the company and prepare it for the very bright future that lies ahead for it. We are a consumer products company with a mission, so our preference is for someone who either shares our compassionate vision or is open to learning about cruelty free alternatives. This is a position for someone with real drive, skill and creativity in the red hot field of plant based consumer goods. It is an opportunity to shape the future of a growing company in a hugely exciting industry. We are now ready to take our CPG company to the next level – ramping up production, adding new products, stepping up marketing and distribution and raising capital. Ideally, you will have experience navigating the often frustrating world of food distribution and some experience with manufacturing and HR. We are adequately funded but experience with raising capital would be a plus. If you do not have the specified experience, a compelling resume, drive and skillset may still win out. This position is from a CPG recruiter in Chicago.

Operations Manager – Milwaukee, Wisonsin
We are looking for a person who possess an entrepreneurial spirit and has the ability to collaborate with a family-oriented team. Would you like to work in a food-loving environment for a consumer products company that truly appreciates its employees?   This position will offer extensive training opportunities as well as rewards for loyalty and quality work. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental and 401k. Experience in the food industry or CPG industry is a plus, but not mandatory. Hire, train, and oversee the team as we grow. Create systems and processes to improve accuracy and efficiency of order fulfillment, buying, inventory management, sales. develop and improve internal processes and best practices. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded applicant seeking food & beverage employment options, RFS executive search can provide the placement services that you seek.

Sales Manager – Chicago, Illinois
We require experienced, organized, self-starter capable of working independently to achieve company goals. Should have at least four years experience within the natural and specialty food industry or consumer products goods industry. Experience selling into Natural class of trade through distributors such as UNFI and KeHE and their affiliated retailers. Experience selling consumer goods (food specifically) into major Eastern retailers such as Kroger, Wakefern, Harris Teeter, Giant, Stop & Shop, Publix Etc. Accountable for all selling aspects (planning, profitability, presentations, pricing recommendations, forecasting, distribution, deduction management, display placement, retail execution, etc. of key accounts for the North Eastern Region of our consumer goods company. This position is from a food manufacturing recruiter in Milwaukee.

Business Planning Manager- California
The Business Planning Manager will report directly to Sales Team Lead. Direct responsibility will be to generate sales forecast based on historic sales and promotional data. The Business Planning Manager will gather and organize Sales data from various cross functional teams and systems. The Business Planning Manager will be the KEY technical expert interfacing with Sales and Retail team. The Business Planning Manager will support Sales and Operations meeting through performance metrics tracking, administrative tasks and or analytical trend analysis. Business Planning Manager may be asked to lead or implement various continuous improvement initiatives to improve service to the customer. Analyze POS data, shipment data and keep detail notes that can be used during demand/ forecast consensus meeting and during accuracy reconciliation. Conduct forecast accuracy reconciliation analysis and use learning for future modeling. Goal is 65% accuracy. Maintain weekly/ Monthly forecast and document business insights/ assumption used to generate forecast. Monitor customer’s Vendor Score Card and work with Customer Operations Team to ensure targets are achieved Generate customer demand forecast based on historic sales and promotional data including collaborative planning with the Customer Account Managers.

Flavor Chemist – Los Angeles, CA
Creates, develops and matches new and/or existing flavors from scratch, using essential oils, aromatic chemicals, extracts and any other flavor raw materials available in the industry, based on defined customer needs or as possible proprietary products, with minimal direction, instructions and supervision. Duplicates customer supplied flavors, in-house and vendor flavors based on requests received for various purposes, including cost cutting, substitution, discontinuance etc. Designs, duplicates, develops and improves new and/or existing products utilizing existing and new raw materials. Directs the development, testing and evaluation of prototype formulations as required by customers and inter-company requests. Calculates cost on all products developed. Contacts QC, Analytical, Production and inter-company lab personnel regarding resources, production and QC procedures and analytical testing requirements. Ensures kosher status on appropriate requests. Enters all development work in R&D formula files and database. Utilizes GC/MS analysis to assist in the duplication and creation of flavors. Maintains, upgrades and organizes existing library of raw materials on a regular basis by keeping up-to-date on new materials available in the industry and regularly ordering samples to expand library. Performs all other duties as assigned. This position is from a Food Science Recruiter in Chicago.

Associate Sales & Marketing Channel Manager – Chicago, Illinois
As an Associate Channel Manager, you will be responsible for the forecast, trade, analytics, and information management for our Channel Sales and marketing team. Discover opportunities in the market and keep up with trends. Prepare analytical forecast information for business unit and sales team meetings. Requires four plus years of sales or trade management experience in consumer products. Requires BA/BS degree in Business, Procurement, Logistics, Trade or a related field. Improve over or under stock situations. Requires excellent skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel. Develop data-based shipment forecasts. This position is from a consumer packaged goods recruiting firm in Chicago.

Assistant Manager, Category Management – Milwaukee, Wisonsin
Support all Customer Category Management work including the usage of syndicated sales data, shopper card data as well as other data sources. Collects and communicates customer, industry, and competitive insights/learning(s) for presentations and provides feedback to both Internal and External Key Stakeholders. Work with guidance managing the execution of sales and category management leadership initiatives and making recommendations based on analysis of business results, competitive data, and consumer insight. Experience in food or consumer products is a plus. Provide viable recommendations for translating consumer and shopper insights into actionable insights for sales and our customers. Complete post-promotional analysis for customers to determine cause and effect of trade spending and competitive reaction. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or whether you are a career minded applicant seeking food & beverage employment options, RFS can provide the placement services that you seek.

Sr. Manager, Category Strategy – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commercializing and guiding Market Research initiatives related to the achievement of sales objectives. Uncovering key category opportunities which impact our brands and developing solutions based selling tools and presentations. Communicating field based Category Management implications and needs to Customer Marketing, Innovation, Market Research, Brand Marketing and Sales. This job requires consumer products goods experience. Delivering Category Management insights. Deploying our category customer strategies to field based Category Management through articulation and customization of key Marketing and Innovation strategies. Strong knowledge of Category Management practices and tools (IRI, ACNielsen, Spectra). Previous experience communicating complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels, both in writing and verbally. Significant consumer industry experience (i.e. Category Management, Shopper Insights and/or sales experience). Experience negotiating and influencing, through communications, large groups or high-level constituents/representatives of an organization. Ability to work in conditions which include multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities. Proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Manufacturing Supervisor – Chicago, Illinois
The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for supervising operations to ensure production is operating in a safe, efficient, and timely manner. Responsible for productions schedules and posting of daily work assignments based upon production needs and individual strengths. Must be shop floor orientated and provide “hands-on” product/process support for all reports on a daily basis. This individual will be the driver behind product/process safety, quality, delivery and morale. Accountable for continuous improvement of assigned department as well as training and development of direct reports. Mentors and develops lower level supervisors. Evaluates interpersonal skills, provides feedback and recommends as well as methods to improve interpersonal communications. This position requires consumer products jobs experience. Drives positive results in operational Key Process Indicators. Communicates, Trains, guides and coaches employees to achieve operational initiatives that optimize team efforts in the manufacturing of high quality products. All work must be performed in a safe, efficient manner in compliance with Company Policy, Local, Provincial and/or Federal rules and regulations and if applicable Collective Agreement. Establishes and builds working relationships with other departmental personnel, such as Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, Planning and Quality to meet production schedules. Assesses each employee’s abilities and skills to match with capabilities required for each area of the manufacturing floor. Meets regularly on a formal basis with Management Team to review production results and improvement priorities. This position if from one of the food manufacturing recruitment agencies on the RFS Recruiter Network.