Area Quality Specialist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

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 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.

With a growing audience of cat people, an expanding Fresh meals recipe book, and the science to back it all up, you get the sense that KatKin is a mere whisker away from becoming a household name for helping cat people do the best for their cats. 
The Role
Here at KatKin we have big plans for growth and expansion in the near future. As an Area Quality Manager, your role will be instrumental in ensuring that all the products we produce meet or exceed all customer, regulatory and company standards. Reporting directly to the Technical Manager and working closely with our highly motivated factory team you will be the key contact for all things food safety and quality related. This is an exciting opportunity to make a sustainable difference. ​
This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of
  • Be responsible for day-to-day aspects of food safety and product quality

  • Ensure the factory is always audit ready and working to a high standard

  • Coordinate the activities of quality & hygiene necessary to maintain the factory's high standards

  • Conducting GMP Audits and monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning through audits and microbial swabbing

  • Handling customers' quality queries, raw material supplier, and product non conformities to make sure they are thoroughly investigated and the root causes established with corrective actions

  • To lead the development and maintenance of effective quality procedures, material specifications, standard operational procedures, Work Instructions and Cleaning Schedules for manufacturing and general areas

  • Ensuring products are compliant to food safety, recipe specifications and quality standards prior to releasing

  • Supporting inbound material specification checks and control to ensure compliance and supplier approval system

  • Assist in the maintenance of site documentation and product traceability

  • Lead on projects to support food safety and quality and drive levels of accountability for food safety culture across the site 

  • Managing external pest control corrective actions

Who You Are
  • Previous experience working within a technical role within food manufacturing (an added bonus if it’s Fresh, Chilled, and/or Frozen!)

  • Have a good understanding of internal and customer specifications

  • Good knowledge of SALSA/BRC, HACCP and Food Safety Quality Management Systems 

  • Excellent communication skills and a real team player

  • Experience with Root cause analysis

  • Continuous improvement mindset

Nice to Have (but not essential)
  • Food Safety level 3 

  • HACCP Level 2 

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary

  • 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
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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