General / Factory Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dephna Kitchen

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.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

If you want to join and grow an ambitious, mission-driven, high-growth startup that’s making a genuine difference to cat’s (and their people’s) lives, you’ll love working at KatKin. We’re a small, entrepreneurial, creative team of 50 people, focused on the mission to give all cats the food they truly deserve - 100% fresh premium meat.

The Role

Are you excited by joining a game-changing start-up in stealth mode and an opportunity to lead an epic manufacturing site? KatKin needs a superstar Factory Manager to run a seamless and efficient operation. Armed with aggressive growth plans and looking for a tenacious, go-getter to take full ownership of production and manufacturing across the business, this is a unique opportunity to really make your mark and shape the future success of the business.

This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of:
  • The smooth running and continuous improvement of all manufacturing units including all production and packaging areas

  • Delivering a safe working environment and leading a culture that enhances behavioural awareness to reduce accidents and near misses

  • Taking a hands-on approach to the development and delivery of strategies to improve production capacity, efficiency and profitability throughout the site

  • Developing and managing the budget for the site and production lines with a continual eye on developing and tracking appropriate KPI’s

  • Developing the site CAPEX plans with ROI analysis for investments

  • Supporting the development of broader Supply Chain business plans

  • Building, coaching and mentoring a high-performing team to support the day to day operations and ambitious growth plans

  • Help to attract and retain the best quality people within the company and invest in the relevant training and management best practice

  • Liaising and building close collaboration with existing and new suppliers to ensure optimum quality and delivery at all times

  • Communicating and delivering on business goals through the site management team and key stakeholders

Who You Are
  • 7+ years experience in a Factory Manager role or as a Site General Manager

  • University educated and technically minded with a degree in Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering or equivalent

  • Come from an FMCG food manufacturing background with a track record of delivering effective manufacturing strategies, systems, processes and policies

  • Excellent knowledge of implementing continuous improvement & operational excellence philosophies including Lean and Six Sigma

  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills and able to effectively communicate and influence across all levels of the business

  • A natural leader, able to flex your approach to hire, nurture and motivate a large team

  • Solutions-focused, resilient, go-getter who is willing to roll up your sleeves and be hands on whilst offering your strategic advice in a thoughtful and methodical way

  • A strong awareness of and full commitment to the adherence of health and safety guidelines

What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary and a MacBook

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • 25 days holiday every year plus your birthday off

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget 

  • Company pension

To Apply
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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
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