Food Recruiters RFS

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

25 Plus Years Experience as Food Recruiters

  Food Recruiters RFS is a Chicago based executive search firm specializing in food and beverage manufacturing recruitment, food science recruiting, and flavor recruiting; we have been building our network of food manufacturing applicants for twenty five plus years.   Whether you are looking to hire a great person or wanting to make a successful career change, RFS will guide you through the path to success.  We are food industry recruiters that recruit executives and technical people in the areas of food manufacturing, food production, plant management, engineering, food science, food technologists, food research applicants, food scientists, food product development people, regulatory and compliance people, food engineering, food quality, etc.  RFS also leads a CPG and Food Recruiters Network; if you are  interested in becoming a network member then go to the Network Info page; if you are already a member then go to the Network Members page.

We Promise that you Won't be Disappointed! - 708-485-3535

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 food manufacturing job order, it is also important to hire applicants that will match the culture of your food company.  As one of the nation’s leading food and beverage recruiters we will find multiple well qualified applicants for your job order and then help you pick the best candidate to hire that will help your food company grow. We are nationwide food recruiters with our own Google Ranking Food Manufacturing Jobs Boards, and a rich Food Recruiters Network to help us fill your job order with the best possible talent.

Google Ranking Jobs Boards

     We have our own Google Ranking jobs boards for career terms such as: food manufacturing jobs, food science jobs,  flavorist jobs, food and beverage jobs, and food executive management employment; having our own foods jobs boards provides us with a very rich food manufacturing applicant database.

Food Recruiters RFS Network

A Complete Network of Food Recruitment Companies

    RFS Recruiters leads and maintains a strong network of food and CPG recruiters. Our network allows RFS to access more top talent for your open job order; we bring the power and deep applicant database of our entire headhunters network to help find the best talent to help your company grow. Our Food Recruiters Network utilizes the split-fee approach; if you are a recruiter member or interested in membership click on the below gold Network Page button for more information and/or to place job orders in our split-fee network; membership to the network is free, but we only accept reputable recruiters to our CPG and food recruiters network.  If you are  interested in becoming a network member then go to the Network Info page; if you are already a member then go to the Network Members page.

We have a Deep Applicant Database

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    We recruit people in the areas of food science, food manufacturing, and the flavor industry.   We have been food manufacturing recruiters for twenty five plus years, so we have a very deep and comprehensive database of food manufacturing applicants.  Our Google Ranking Foods Jobs Boards and our Food Recruiters Network increase the depth of our applicant database.

Helping Your Company Grow by

Providing Excellent Applicants

   Guided by the principles set forth by our company founder Rose Fanta, our dedicated team knows that helping food companies grow is about providing excellent people. We take a very hands on approach; we will be by your side throughout the entire process so you can enhance your food 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 food and beverage recruiters 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


Past Food Manufacturing Job Orders

Quality Analyst Supervisor – Chicago Illinois
This food industry executive position is responsible for understanding related Quality Management Systems including SQF, HACCP, and GMP to ensure safety and quality of employees and products. This position is responsible for the supervision of all daily production floor activities as it relates to quality. The job duties include responsibility for assuring food safety and for food quality for our products. This job requires food processing experience.

Area Production Manager – California
The Area Production Manager executive assists with the supervision of the planning, organizing and directing of production activities and employee training, placement, and development to cost effectively produce a high quality finished product. Responsible for coordinating all activities within assigned area of the plant, including manage multiple Production Supervisors. Held accountable for all financial, safety, quality, and regulatory matters in assigned area of the plant. This job requires three plus years of food manufacturing jobs or beverge jobs experience. The candidate will ensure all food preparation and packaging is compliant to the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety regulations. This position has been placed by Chicago area food manufacturing recruiters from our Food Recruiters RFS Network.

Dairy Production Supervisor – Milwaukee Wisconsin
This position is responsible for supervising production employees to ensure an optimal balance of quality, service and efficiency in order to achieve operational excellence,, in accordance with company policies and procedures. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded applicant seeking food & beverage employment options, RFS can provide the placement services that you seek.

Food Scientist – Chicago Illinios area
The Scientist I is responsible for working proficiently in all aspects and functions of product development including but not limited to developing, duplicating and cost reducing seasonings and/or coatings to meet customer needs. Support customer training presentations. Achieve understanding of our customers products and processing. Demonstrate appropriate competency in ingredient functionality and selection. Assure customer satisfaction through professional communications with the customers, suppliers and NWF employees including Sales, production, customer service and alternate plant facilities. Maintain full independent account responsibility. Become an expert at formulating NWF products for customer’s applications. Represent R&D at customer visits and/or plant trials. A degree in food science is a plus.

This person plans, manages and implements production schedule, follows and enforces procedures to create a quality product and maximizes production, minimizes waste, and increases efficiencies. This position directs, coordinates and facilitates day to day production in our donut manufacturing plant. This person directs team members to develop skills, and cultivate high morale and team spirit. This job is from chicago food and beverage recruiters.

Plant Superintendent – Minneapolis, Minnesota
As a food industry Plant Superintendent you will be the executive responsible for daily plant operation, usually for our second shift employees. You will also assure that the plant production, safety, food safety and quality objectives are met. Responsible for establishing shift production schedules. Conduct performance reviews for Supervisory personnel. Responsible for plant production and productivity objectives. Responsible for product quality and product safety. Also, network with Purchasing, Production and Shipping.  This position is from Rose Fanta Search, a food executive search company.

Senior Beverage Scientist – Chicago
Leverage experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes and scale-up theory to lead scale-up and commercialization efforts on new beverage product launches. Design formulations and manufacturing instructions resulting in products that meet the specific organoleptic, stability, nutritional and regulatory demands of our customers. Design & execute proactive research projects to develop unique technical solutions for the company. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Food or Chemical Engineering or related field. Serve as a technical mentor to our talented team of product developer. Conduct new ingredient & technology scouting to ensure the R&D team is on the cutting edge in the industry. Minimum of 10 years of food and/or beverage industry experience. A strong teammate willing to work together on the bench with our Flavor Chemists to design optimal beverage & flavor formulations. Substantial experience in the development and launch of beverage products beyond simple prototype development. Must understand the impact of plant processing on beverages and be able to design formulations accordingly.

Flavorist – Beverages – Georgia
The successful candidate will work within the R&D Flavor team creating unique flavorings for internal use and for outside customers. The preferred candidate will be self-motivated, questioning, pay attention to detail and will enjoy the challenge of supporting R&D team on their day to day projects from development on the bench through to pilot plant application trials and finally into the manufacturing environment. Creating straightforwardly manufacturable flavors, adhering to formula guidelines, regulations and scale-up procedures. Implementation of internal and statutory requirements and guidelines on hygiene, HACCP, food safety, occupational safety and environmental protection in cooperation with the Quality Group. Developing flavorings and matching and duplicating competitors flavors, through the successful management and timely completion of internal and customer related projects, in accordance with project parameters and customer requirements. Work closely with the Applications team to create great product concepts to showcase company technologies and ingredients, as well as doing these applications when required. Interpreting the analytical results from GC, LC etc. and utilizing the results for flavor development. Development and management of a flavor laboratory to meet the needs of the Business Units.

Operations Manger – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
You will be responsible for leading a small warehouse team in an entrepreneurial environment to ensure that incoming goods, manufactured goods, work orders and customer sales orders are processed accurately and on a timely basis. Your main activities include receiving, stocking, light manufacturing, purchasing and vendor management, storage, picking, packing and shipping. This job requires food processing experience. You must be flexible, self-motivated and have demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement activities.  This position is from food headhunters located in Chicago.

Quality Assurance Technician – Chicago, Illinois area
QA Technician is responsible for identifying and resolving quality assurance issues with operations and working with Plant Management. Ensure that the quality of all products produced within the production facility is done in a safe manner. Need to be familiar with GMP, HACCP, and MS Office Software. Whether you are looking to do a food executive search, or you are a career minded candidate seeking food and beverage employment options, the food manufacturing recruitment agencies of our staffing network can provide the placement services that you are seeking.

Work independently alongside production employees. Shut down lines/department when a serious food safety issue is noticed. Conduct internal plant, glass, and brittle plastic audits. Responsible for food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action. Perform metal detector checks as an audit during production. Manage testing for incoming raw materials and finished goods. Responsible to maintain lab equipment, supplies, and lab standards. A degree in food science is a plus.

Sanitation Supervisor – Minneapolis Minnesota
The Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for managing sanitation staff to attain production and quality goals. This job requires two plus years of food & bevergae manufacturing jobs experience or other FDA industry experience. Directly leads fiiteen to twenty five employees in the Sanitation Department. Responsibilities include training employees, assigning, planning directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible cleaning and Sanitizing all mix tanks, holding tanks, permanent piping, freezers, filler assembly of machinery, all product contact areas, floor area, wall, stairwell, hall ways, and equipment. This position has been placed by Chicago area food manufacturing headhunters from our recruiter network.

QA Specialist – Milwaukee Wisconsin
Assists Quality Management by performing daily review of production facility and acts as Training Coordinator for all cGMP training. Follows detailed SOP and check lists to identify areas where process maintenance is not adhered to and monitors to ensure that corrective action is taken as needed. This job is from food industry recruiters located in Chicago, Illinois.

Food Manufacturing Manager – Chicago, Illinois
The Food Manufacturing Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ice cream department in our plant. Responsibilities include assisting in managing the department, including payroll, scheduling, SOPs, GMPs, sanitation, safety, and operation of food industry equipment. Supervise the Food Manufacturing Supervisor in the ice cream department and troubleshoot and solve problems with processing equipment,, issue work orders.

Food and Beverage Director
$55,000 – $70,000 a year
The candidate selected must initiate action, be a strong communicator, and show great care for the guest experience. The ability to work under pressure is a must, as well as the ability to exemplify organizational and communication skills. Highly successful upscale Restaurant with major banquet business seeks Food & Beverage Director for location in Central Wisconsin. This position is full-time management and will require weekend and holiday hours. As such, flexibility is a must. The position comes with a comprehensive, competitive compensation package including health, dental, and vision insurance; a company-matched 401k program; paid vacation and more.

Production Manager – California
Provides leadership for the plant’s production organization, an international food and beverage manufacturer headquartered in California. The General Manager, serves on the plant’s leadership team. This job requires four plus years of food & beverage manufacturing jobs experience. Manages and develops the production team leads/supervisors and hourly team members. Provide guidance and oversight for all production employees. Responsible for balancing hourly workforce assignments, safety, and employee training. Works directly with the Senior. V.P of Manufacturing and other department management ensuring activities support facility goals, business manufacturing strategies and objectives. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded applicant seeking food and beverage employment, Rose Fanta Search can provide the placement services that you seek.

Production Supervisor – Cincinnati, Ohio
Provide leadership and support to assigned team leaders and team members engaged in the dough manufacturing process in our bakery. The primary focus is to train and coach team leaders in basic supervision skills along with work methods and procedures to assure product is in conformance to quality and efficiency standards. This job is from a food recruiter located in te Chicago area.

Production Supervisor – Chicago, IL
The basic purpose of this position is to provide the guidance and leadership to a Business Unit and overall plant operations to effect significant improvement or achievement of the Business Unit’s vision through use of the plant priorities (e.g. Quality, Safety, Productivity, Organization Development, and Customer Service). This position manages the labor, material and overhead costs associated with the assigned Business Unit within the constraints of the budget while ensuring the production of quality products within established manufacturing standards. This job requires food processing experience. This position also develops a high performance team that is self-managing, motivating, innovative and provides growth for individuals within the team.

Regulatory Analyst – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Raw material document management (ongoing) – contact vendors to request updated paperwork on a routine basis to maintain accurate information and to be aware of changes. This position will work in conjunction with the Process Compliance Analyst as needed. Raw material document management (day-to-day) includes maintenance of the Raw Material Document Approval system, maintenance of Innova Raw Material Spreadsheet, maintenance of raw material regulatory descriptors in GL Apps, follow-up with Flavorist/Application Scientist to secure new raw material documents, contacting vendors when information is needed. Maintenance of GL Apps – review of formula format, adding/changing formula and raw material Regulatory descriptors, running weekly report to track notification of formula. Manage kosher/halal information for both raw materials and finished products, including raw material supplier changes and any kosher/halal implications. Maintenance of GL Apps – Adding/changing supplier Business Partner relationships for Innova raw materials, adding Business Partner information for new customers.

Production Manager – Minneapolis, MN
Established and growing family food industry company is looking for a Production Manager with good communication and leadership skills. Food manufacturing jobs experience required with a minimum of five years in the field (or beverage manufacturiing jobs experience or other FDA regulated experience). Act as the change agent that moves the organization towards the expected culture. Ensure facility complies with all local, state and federal regulatory requirements involving food safety and environmental concerns. Achieve technical mastery of the production process. Anticipate problem issues before they arise and take corrective action. Monitor adherence to GMPs. Foster an environment of continuous improvement and learning to achieve and maintain industry leadership. Develop and conduct effective employee training programs. Promote continuous learning of staff. Ensure specifications meet customer’s requirements and that plant efficiencies and production schedules are met. Coaches Leads and Operators towards solving every day operational problems. This job is from, Rose Fanta Search, food and beverage manufacturing recruiters located in the Chicago area.

VP Food & Beverage
Instill the core pillars of Aparium through all stages of F&B development by maintaining and managing the services and reputation of the properties and company standards. Create a culture of a passion for food and beverage, excellent service, viable work/life balance and positive reinforcement is utilized for F&B team. Help properties achieve budgeted food sales, beverage sales, labor costs and profitability with core mandates and leveraged pricing, cost control initiatives and strategic planning. Identify opportunities to ensure food and beverage revenues and profits. Provide timely analysis of beverage prices in relation to competition & teaches the local teams to do this on their own.

Production Manager – Milwaukee, WI
Organize and plan optimum daily production schedules. Support the plant’s safety process to insure a behavioral-based safe, hazard-free working environment for all employees. Take an active leadership role in plant’s Safety Teams. Maintain, adhere to and administer company policies and procedures in the areas of Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Quality Control. Identify equipment downtime and machine problems and work with our maintenance staff to resolve issues leading to inefficiencies. Responsible for the overall performance of the Production Departments. Work with Engineering to develop, provide justification, implement and achieve ROI commitment for capital improvement projects for the department. Drive Food Safety initiatives with the plant management team, Corporate Operations and Quality Assurance teams. Work cross functionally to improve plant efficiency and quality. Maintain a positive employee environment through consistent/fair practices and leadership in areas such as employee development, safety and training. Monitor and maintain labor staffing accordingly to meet or exceed the labor cost per pound objectives. Manage and provide strong leadership, direction, support and development to a team of six supervisors. Whether you are an employer looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded candidate seeking food and beverage employment options, the food and beverage recruitment agencies of our recruiters network can provide the placement services that you seek.  This headhunter network is lead and managed by Rose Fanta Search.

Food Operations Manager – Chicago Illinois
As the Food Operations Manager, responsibilities include: oversight of the daily food contract operations, training, ensuring customer satisfaction and quality of service, direct interaction with customers, strategic planning for process improvement, ensuring planograms are set meeting M3 standards, cost control, Food and Safety compliance management, cash handling, assisting other areas of food operations as assigned and direct supervision of up-to twelve nonunion hourly associates and covering for the General Manager in his absence. Must have food industry jobs experience. This job is from food industry recruiters located in the Chicago, IL area.

Beverage Director
Works in conjunction with the Purchasing Department for all Beer, Liquor, and Wine purchases for all beverage events. Conducts departmental training for staff, directs, coaches and counsels staff on all beverage operations while communicating effectively the performance of the staff. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in management level position in Food and Beverage or equivalent training experience. Schedules labor as required by anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed in accordance with the CBA and labor cost objectives are met. Establishes Beverage and operational needs for assigned events. Develops and implements basic operating standards for Alcohol compliance with federal, state, local and SMG/SAVOR…Chicago’s own practices and Alcohol Awareness Training and Compliance. Bachelor’s Degree in Food & Beverage Management or related field desired. Background or experience in mixology in a high volume environment. Updates and keeps current the Beverage Menus

Production Supervisor – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Participating on cross-functional teams to build a culture of operational excellence and innovation in the areas of processing, methods, productivity, Good Manufacturing Practices, safety and quality.   Documenting and communicating CIP changes as appropriate.  Ensuring the completion of all required production paperwork including, records, inventory, inspection, sanitation reports, processing/CIP charts and maintenance work orders.  Being actively involved in safety efforts including, attending safety meetings, incident investigations, assisting in root cause analysis, auditing, as assigned. Ensuring all quality standards and procedures are maintained. Administers all quality procedures, GMPs, environmental sanitation and housekeeping.  Coordinating special plant-wide functions such as production planning and/or scheduling, sanitation, safety, etc., as assigned. Maintaining and controlling departmental supplies, tools and equipment as assigned. Acting as a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems regarding production, quality and work problems as appropriate.  This job requires two years or more of food manufacturing and/or beverage manufacturing experience. Administration of related company policies and procedures, including OSHA and safety.  Coordinating, documenting and conducting sanitation-related employee training as required. Developing SSOP instructional work guides and monitoring employee adherence.