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Front Line Managers

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Situated at our secondary meat processing facility in Haverhill, these roles whilst reporting to a shift manager, would lead a team of up to 20 operatives taking full responsibility for two production lines. The successful applicant will monitor and drive production giving equal focus to safety, quality, cost, operations and people as well as having overall responsibility for staffing and performance management.


Shift patterns available:

  • Packing: 3pm to 11pm Mon to Thursday, 2pm to 10pm Fri
  • Process: Night shift (6pm -6am) either: Mon – Weds 6pm-6am or: Thurs – Sat 6pm-6am and covering additional hours


Key responsibilities:

  • Actively engage individuals and teams in the safety first culture, managing people effectively through robust leadership skills
  • Drive product quality through all systems available and people
  • Ensure that development and training needs of individuals are consistently applied to create a proactive environment of learning
  • Actively encourage individuals and teams to continuously challenge and improve manufacturing processes
  • Lead and facilitate individuals and teams to deliver optimal levels of performance on cost, resource and service requirements
  • Ensure compliance to all company health & safety and GMP standards at all times
  • Work in a health and safety conscious manner and be aware of any issues that may arise
  • Supervise and manage agreed budgets and capital expenditure specific to your area of control
  • Ensure accurate control of all finished goods, raw materials and packaging, ensuring total traceability of product
  • Maintain standards so that your area is audit ready at any given time
  • Liaise with planning to ensure we meet customer demand
  • Support and deputise for factory manager when required
  • Using training matrix data to achieve job rotation and ensure multi-skilling
  • Be aware of our responsibility to the environment and ensure working practices demonstrate
  • Manage disciplinary and grievances in line with company procedures
  • Effective management of allergens as well as critical control points in the factory


Essential experience:

  • Proven leadership, coaching and management experience and be able to demonstrate people and performance experience
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting training and development within your teams
  • Experience of effectively managing highly diverse teams
  • GCSE /’O’ level or equivalent in Maths & English
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of good manufacturing practise (GMP)
  • Knowledge of Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) level 2 standard
  • Knowledge of hygiene standards
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards
  • Good organisational skills
  • Pragmatic approach


Desirable experience:

  • Experience within FMCG environment ideally within a food manufacturing environment
  • Educated to ILM level 3 or equivalent in food manufacturing
  • IOSH managing safely
  • Six sigma skills
  • Accident and incident Investigation


Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.


About Karro:

Karro Food Group are a major UK food business, employing c. 3,000 people across 7 sites UK-wide, and generating over £600m+ of turnover every year. Karro is a leading producer of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats – we manage the entire production process “from field to fork”. We supply our high quality meat products to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers around the world. Core to our beliefs as a business is continuous innovation; adapting our products and services to ensure we are an industry leading, forward thinking and flexible business.

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