Acquisition of premium cooked meats business 22 Oct 2014

Cranswick, a leading UK food producer, announces that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Benson Park Limited ("Benson Park").  

Benson Park is a leading producer of premium British cooked poultry.  It supplies ingredients to customers which operate in the fast growing food to go sector of the retail multi-channel, convenience and foodservice markets.  This strategic acquisition moves Cranswick into a new protein sector broadening both the Group’s product range and its customer base.

QA Operative

We currently have a vacancy within the QA team. Reporting to the Senior QA, you will provide proactive quality and food safety support to the factory functions in the event of any absences with the QA team.

Maintenance Engineer

3 on 4 off, 4 on 3 off, 12 hour shifts

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced Maintenance Engineer to join our team of hard-working and dedicated individuals at Cranswick Gourmet Bacon.

As part of the Engineering Team your principle purpose will be to maintain the smooth operation of the plant and relevant production machinery, attending & rectifying breakdowns, whilst adhering to Technical, Quality and Health and Safety Standards


The main duties of the role include:-

Technical Compliance Manager

A vacancy has arisen within the Technical Department in Bury for a Compliance Manager working Mon- Fri 7:00am – 16:00pm with flexibility expected. Reporting to the Site Technical Manager. You will have excellent communication skill with a pro-active and confident approach to all aspects of the role. Full training will be given.The job description includes:-

Main Purpose:

Part Time Security Officer

Covering weekends – Saturdays and Sundays

We are currently looking for a positive and engaging individual, with a can do attitude to become part our weekend Security Team to work Saturdays and Sundays and who also has the flexibility to cover holidays and absence. We are looking for a Security officer that will protect the safety of the staff and the facilities and also the assets of our organisation.

The main duties of the role include:

· Monitoring the movement of staff and vehicles on and off the sites

Environment Officer

Environment Officer 07.45 – 16.45

Cranswick Country Foods is one of the largest pork processors in the UK, dealing with multiple customers, the foodservice sector and further processors. An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Environment Officer to join the busy Health, Safety and Environment team at the Preston site. Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, the Environment Officer is the first point of contact along with dealing with Regulatory bodies for all environmental issues.

Main duties include:

Operational Trainer

An opportunity has arisen for a Operational Trainer on the day shift Monday-Friday working 07:30 to 15:30. The role consists of coordinating the on site training , working with the Shift Managers and factory colleagues from all key disciplines to ensure all department employees have received the relevant training to the highest standard, also to carry out Training Assessments and deliver classroom presentations when required.

Main duties include (but not exhaustive to):

· To carry out training assessments and ensure compliance with current legislation

Unit Managers and Assistant Managers

This is an exciting opportunity to join the management team of a large outdoor pig breeding business.

Due to continued expansion we are looking for highly motivated individuals who have the skill set to take on the increased levels of responsibility required for these roles.

Unit Manager applicants need to have a proven track record of managing Indoor or Outdoor Herds.

Assistant Manager applicants need to have livestock production experience, preferably with pigs but this is not essential as training will be provided.

Group Internal Reporting Manager

As a Group Internal Reporting Manager, you will manage the delivery of timely and accurate financial reporting and other management information both to the Board and other internal stakeholders in support of the needs and strategic aims of the Group Finance function and the wider business.

Main duties include (but not limited to):