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Fresh Produce

The Fresh Produce sector is one we understand intimately. In fact, it is the original foundation of Henderson Brown, given our Managing Director, Martin Brown, spent many years as a Managing Director within it. So whether it’s the unpredictability of the weather, or the supply chain, or the supermarkets, we know the special demands of the sector and the types of people that flourish in it. Which is why we are, without doubt, one of the UK’s most successful recruitment companies in this specialist market.

Across the UK and Europe, we recruit effectively for a wide variety of Fresh Produce companies – from global giants and household name PLC’s to medium sized family concerns and farmer co-operatives. As dedicated specialists, we really know the features and foibles of Fresh Produce. Because in the last 12 months, we have recruited repeatedly in these specific sectors:



  • Field Root
  • Potatoes
  • Alliums
  • Exotics
  • Legumes


  • Top
  • Stone
  • Soft
  • Grapes
  • Tropicals
  • Exotics
  • Citrus

Roles we typically recruit for:

Fresh Products VacanciesCommercial: Commercial Director, Category Manager, Commercial Executive, National Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, Trader, Sales Controller, Regional Sales Manager

Technical:  Technical Director, Technical Manager, Technologist, NPD Manager, Specifications Technologist, Quality Manager, QC, Agronomist, Ripener

Supply Chain & Procurement: Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Manager, Planning Manager, Warehouse Manager, Logistics & Distribution Managers, Materials Planner, Buyer, Procurement Director

Operations: Operations Director, Operations Manager, Factory Manager, Production Manager, Packhouse Manager, Team Leader, Supervisors, Shift Manager

Engineering:  Engineering Director, Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Growing:  Farm Manager, Harvest Manager, Site Operations, Agronomist, Growing Manager

General Management: General Manager, Managing Director, Chairman, Chief Executive, Business Unit Manager

Support: HR Director, HR Manager, HR Administrator, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Management Accountant, IT Director, IT Manager, Software Programmer, Office Manager, Adminstrators

IT: IT Manager, IT programme manager, Project Manager, Systems Support, Developer, Programmer, Systems analyst, Database administrator, IT Business analyst, Architect, Solution architect, Tester, Network, Application.

Fresh Produce – so why use Henderson Brown?

We have strong and well-defined Values.

Our Recruiters specialise in Fresh Produce. And then specialise again in a specific job discipline.

Our staff turnover is low and we have years of sector experience. Which means that we know – intellectually, commercially and intuitively – what an excellent candidate looks like.

We also know where and how to find them – with long-established relationships, niche networks, dedicated Sector researchers and a speedy, powerful database.

We do not approach potential candidates employed by our clients.

We do not recommend candidates without their prior agreement.

We do not “crowbar candidates” into interviews – there will be a strong and comfortable fit and you will want to see them.

In the same vein, we do not “hustle and hassle” – we communicate and co-operate with all stakeholders, intelligently and courteously.

We will find you the person you want.

Our track record of completion is excellent.



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