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Hygiene Manager

Haverhill, Suffolk
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Health & Safety, Hygiene
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Hygiene Manager 

Night shift Full-time based in Haverhill, Suffolk

KatKin’s Opportunity 

Cats are undeniably champions of the Internet. They're cute, hilarious, and can be jerks, so honestly what's not to love? But, while they've been getting the recognition they deserve online, they've been left by the wayside in the pet food industry, with legacy FMCG companies opting to offer variations of dog food for them rather than providing food formulated for their dietary needs – did you know they're obligate carnivores, so a high meat diet is a biological necessity?

Enter KatKin.

The Role

Are you excited by joining a game-changing start-up in stealth mode and an opportunity to lead an epic manufacturing site? You’ll lead your nightshift hygiene team with clear communication, structured planning and disciplined supervision whilst engaging and influencing key stakeholders and teams across the site. Ensuring the correct cleaning and sanitisation methods are in place to support the site's standards.

This is a hands-on role and your ownership includes:

  • Recruiting, managing, motivating and training the Hygiene team
  • Working night shifts 10pm - 6am Monday to Friday
  • Help develop and implement strategic sanitation program, policies, plans and processes to ensure that sanitary performance meets company standards as well as supports Food Safety requirement towards regulatory compliance
  • Manages annual sanitation plan, budget forecast and performance
  • Manage sanitation Chemical supply and inventory
  • Ensure that the plant is cleaned daily and ready to start production on time
  • Maintain a safe work environment by properly implementing the Health and Safety programmes– Always raise safety awareness for chemical handling and equipment operation with Tag out Lock out training
  • Ensure that the company food safety guidelines are implemented daily
  • Maintain good communication with subordinates, peers and other members of management
  • Train and set safety goals for Hygiene crew.
  • Participate in audits, facility inspections and coordinate  pre-operational inspection with QC Management     
  • Agreeing, setting and working towards KPIs and targets, ensuring all cleaning is completed to the highest standard.
  • Provide management reports as and when required
  • Supervising post cleaning checks to ensure all cleaning is carried out to the highest quality, consistency and food safety standards appropriate for a frozen meat food manufacturing site
  • Maintaining and developing the company’s hygiene documentation to meet customer and auditing bodies’ requirements to ensure the site is audit ready at all times
  • Ensuring compliance to hygiene standards and review relevant documentation with the auditors during customer, regulatory and site internal hygiene audits
  • Ensuring hygiene and waste removal is completed to the required standard in all areas of site
  • Delivering the highest standards in pest control and ongoing improvements with our external contractor

Who You Are:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a high care chilled/ frozen meat food hygiene management role
  • Proven track record of maintaining and improving high standards of hygiene 
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety/food safety systems & legislation (e.g. Advanced Food Hygiene, COSHH & IOSH)
  • Relevant hygiene qualifications and training: 

              Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3 minimum 

              HACCP Level 3 minimum

              COSHH Level 3 minimum 

             Listeria, Micro awareness knowledge 

  • Have a good understanding of cleaning chemicals, including their storage and  usage
  • Worked cross functionally with a range of teams (Technical, Production, Engineering, and Quality)
  • Have a strong organised way of working  and are a strong communicator

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals
  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental
  • Yearly personal development budget 
  • Company pension



For uncompromising cat parents who want the best, KatKin goes hardcore for cat health. We make the UK’s only fresh cat food: 100% human-quality meat, gently cooked, and frozen for freshness.

Where the competition cuts corners, catfishes’ customers and puts profits over health, we put cat wellbeing first. No shortcuts. No secret recipes. We’re cutting the fluff, thinking fresh and channelling hardcore love into industry-wide change. So cats live long and cat parents can love hard without compromise.


We’re all-in for cats, and it shows: our energy will blow you away from day one. You’ll be surrounded by knowledgeable scientists, big creative thinkers, astute business brains, and a whole team of hardcore cat parents. All on a mission to make hardcore love the new standard in cat care – with a fresh take on every product in the cat industry.

Company info
Unit 3 The Ridge, Haverhill Business Park
Iceni Way
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