Consumer Goods & FMCG: Areas of Work

Sector Areas of Work Advice

Food technologists are important in the FMCG and consumer goods industry because F&B products must pass safety and quality checks before they reach the shelf.

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Consumers relate to products through brands and the values they are associated with conveyed via marketing strategies.

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Building and maintaining relationships is a key role of a sales job in a consumer goods industry. 

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Health and safety officers use their knowledge and skills to ensure a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. 

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Research and development (R&D) allows graduates to transform scientific ideas into business practices.

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A career in supply chain involves the process of getting consumer products onto shelves from start to finish.

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The human resources department is largely responsible for recruiting and training candidates to meet the company’s talent demand.

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Engineers in this industry are primarily responsible for developing and optimising manufacturing processes to promote efficiency.

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The vast scale of FMCG calls for finance professionals to perform functions ranging from tax planning to cost forecasting.

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Distribution and logistics deal with the management of the flow of consumer goods through the supply chain to the consumer.

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