Hygiene Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

KatKins 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.

Key ownership areas


  • 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 we are looking for:
  • 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

To Apply
Send CV to terrie@katkin.com
About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact terrie@katkin.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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