Production Support Manager

Simon Howie Foods
Dunning, nr Perth
Circa £40k plus bonus
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and highly organised person who is able to commit to our business as a key production support manager. Working directly with our Operations Director and other key colleagues, you will demonstrate a sound understanding of process flow and time management in a production environment. How you interact with the team will be crucial to your success.   

This is a great opportunity to join our award-winning business and for the right person a long term and prosperous future awaits.

This is a front line and hands-on management role where your personality and approach will be fundamental to your success. Wrapped up in the role you will be a resource manager, people manager, customer manager and a problem solver. There will be pressure so resilience, common sense and stamina are a must. You need to be confident enough to make decisions and to take responsibility for seeing them through. On the Technical / IT level you will be familiar with large production plant and equipment as well as a capable user of MS Office, including Excel spreadsheets.

A background in food manufacturing will be an advantage and is preferable.  Without a doubt, it will be the ability, character and approach of the person that are most important. Whatever your background you must be able to demonstrate effective management ability in a fast paced environment and ideally with an understanding of health, safety and hygiene requirements.

It will be an advantage if you live in the area or if you are prepared to relocate as the demands of the job will be time consuming. 

Who we are:

Simon Howie Foods is a multi-award-winning food business best known for our premium dry cure bacon, black pudding and haggis. A family business, Simon Howie, who started as a local butcher, continues to use his inspiring entrepreneurial leadership guide the business as it continues to invest and adapt to the ever-changing commercial landscape.

We welcome talent at all levels to join our team as we work together towards continued growth and success. For the right person there is real opportunity for financial growth.

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Applications must include a CV and should be supported by a covering email or letter which outlines why you think you are a good fit for the role.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

We are only able to respond to successful applicants.  We will do this not later than 7 days after the closing date but we will be reviewing applications as we receive them.  Closing date is Friday 8 October 2021.

Applications without a covering letter / email will not be progressed.

Strictly no agencies, canvassing or cold calling




Simon Howie the Scottish Butcher is one of Scotlands largest and best-known producers of high-quality food products.  From our humble beginnings, the company has grown to encompass two famous butchers shops and a factory that provides our much-loved products to supermarkets throughout the UK.  Our 120 staff are passionate about the food we produce and we work to the most stringent of industry and quality standards.


We have come a long way since setting up shop in Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland in 1986. From humble beginnings, to becoming the 4th fastest-growing Scottish brand (Kantar Brand Footprint 2020), our story has been one of steady growth fuelled by our passion for producing the highest quality products and our customers’ appreciation of what we put on their plates.


Simon founded the butchery business in 1986 in the village of Dunning where the business still resides today. The Howie family have been farming locally for the past 100 years which provided a terrific platform on which to set up the meat business. Simon trained as a butcher in Perth before starting his own small shop in Dunning. He went on to open three more shops then the factory in Dunning following the purchase of Findony Farm in 1994.  Simon is a butcher at heart and the love of the meat trade and the people involved makes him passionate about moving the business forward. Seeing products that have been prepared and packed in Dunning sell to happy customers throughout the UK gives him real satisfaction. Ultimately great businesses come down to having great people and Simon is quick to credit his team, many of whom have been with him for over twenty years or more, acknowledging “they are the backbone of our business”.


At Simon Howie Foods we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards in the industry and only work with farmers that share our values. Farming practices and taste are intrinsically linked, so we demand our suppliers meet the highest animal welfare standards and rear superb animals.

In addition, we invest in our infrastructure, equipment and people. We recognise that each employee has a responsibility to ensure that the quality of products or services under their control meet our required standards at all times.

Whether it is a prime cut of beef bought from your local Simon Howie Butcher, a Simon Howie product bought from the supermarket or a Simon Howie steak eaten at a high-end restaurant, we guarantee the highest quality of meat that has been carefully prepared by our team of award-winning chefs and butchers.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and are delighted our customers agree.

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