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FLS Talent is built on a series of core values

At FLS Talent, we are driven by a passion for connecting remarkable leaders with inspiring companies in the food and beverage industry. Our exclusive focus on this dynamic sector allows us to leverage our insider knowledge and network to find the perfect match between candidate and organization.

We build lasting partnerships with industry pioneers and innovators. Our goal is to ensure both professionals and businesses thrive as the landscape evolves. For over a decade, we have worked closely with ingredients suppliers, FMCG manufacturers and companies across the food and beverage value chain.

When you need to fill a senior leadership role or specialized function, our rigorous yet customized process can efficiently source ideal talent. We take the time to thoroughly understand your organization's culture, vision and specific hiring needs. This enables us to identify candidates who are the right strategic and cultural fit.

As a boutique firm dedicated solely to the food and beverage arena, we offer unparalleled specialization that generalist search firms cannot provide. Our partners have held senior industry positions, giving us unique insight into the most urgent talent requirements.

We see ourselves as long-term partners who will be there whenever you need hiring support, no matter how niche the position. FLS Talent strives to bridge the gap between remarkable candidates and extraordinary companies like yours. Contact us today to learn more about our executive search services.

Did you know?

Hiring the wrong candidate means money wasted on salary and training, and time lost when the right fit is out there. In fact, the Department of Labour estimates that the cost of a bad hire can be 30% of the employer’s potential first-year earnings.

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Core Values


We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of candidates and the growth of businesses.


You can rest assured that your aspirations, goals, and sensitive information are treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect.


We serve as a instrument of communication, conveying the unique strengths and potential of each candidate with clarity and enthusiasm, by understanding your organization's needs and culture.


We strive to match candidates with organizations that not only align with their professional goals but also respect their work-life balance, growth, and overall well-being.

Recent Placements

Technical Account Manager Dusseldorf, Germany
VP of R&D Modesto, CA
Chief Commerical Officer Chicago, IL
Plant Engineer Louisville, KY
Business Development Manager EMEA Dublin, Ireland
Transportation & Supply Chain Manager Remote, California
Process Engineer Magdeburg, Germany
Head of Business Development Amsterdam, Netherlands

My recent experience with Luke Stead

TMy recent experience with Luke Stead was very positive. He was updating me regularly throughout the recruitment process and providing feedback and outcome of the interviews. At every stage he was very consistent in following up. Equally he was able to articulate well my expectations and helped navigate the discussions around my offer and contract. I felt supported and that my interests were being taken care of. Luke was very professional, considerate and attentive which contributed to the successful outcome for both sides.

Krastina Stevenson - Quality & Food Safety Director
United Kingdom

Excellence in recruitment

Excellent experience working with Luke and Andrew. I have received prompt and professional support during the interview process. The team of Irving Knight provided due diligence service and has shown a deep comprehensive understanding of matching candidates with company candidate requirements and business culture.

Alex Kozyr - Business Development Manager

Excellent consulting service

The accompaniment by Luke was very professional. During the entire recruitment process I was accompanied discreetly and competently and successfully placed. Luke personally inspired me with his manner and was always available for questions. Thank you!

Petra Winters - Employee Experience Specialist