Vacancies

If you have the desire and ambition to work with a business that recognises its employees as the heart of their company, then Cranswick could be the place for you. We are looking for innovative, motivated and dedicated candidates to join our team.

 

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Location: Cranswick Convenience Foods, Hull

Permanent / Full Time

To be responsible for day to day Finance functions at site, working with the Site Director to control costs and develop reporting of robust and timely management information. 

Job Specification/Responsibilities:

  • Verification of accurate weekly stock valuation.
  • Weekly accounts preparation and analysis, including presentation at the weekly P&L review.
  • Review and approval of payment runs and staff payroll.
  • Resolving queries from invoicing, departmental managers, division and group.
  • Preparation and review of the management accounts.
  • Completion of monthly Group returns to Divisional Financial Controller.
  • Tracking and control of capex projects
  • Review and input into Product Costings for new products.
  • Continued development of the sites financial systems including NAV.
  • Verification and challenge of existing product costings and margins.
  • Working with NPD, Commercial and Operational Managers to develop and improve business, customer and product performance reporting.
  • Supporting the operational and commercial teams with relevant information to understand and improve performance.
  • Verification of savings made by changes in factory process.
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts including analysis of major movements.
  • Main Point of contact at site for both internal and external audit.
  • Challenge of costs throughout the P&L, in particular overhead related spend across the site.
  • Year-end work; including tax.
  • Challenging other departmental managers on cost control and value for money.
  • Ensuring group policies are being adhered to.
  • Other tasks as required.

The Person:

  • Fully Qualified accountant.
  • Extensive hands on experience in all areas of accounts preparation – financial and management accounts.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing operations.
  • Proactive to help drive forward the business.
  • High level of IT literacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to manage and develop the Finance team.
  • Strong character and comfortable with challenging other departmental managers.
  • Excellent time management skills – able to meet tight deadlines individually and as a department.
  • Experience of working cross functionally with the ability to explain financial impacts and issues to non-financial staff, and influence decision making.
  • Not afraid to make unpopular decision – which are in the best interests of the company.
  • Not afraid to challenge accepted practices in order to verify/improve business performance.

If you are interested and would like to apply please send your C.V. and cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for the role, to amanda.perkins@cranswick.co.uk (HR Manager) by Friday 30th June 2017.

Location: Cranswick Gourmet Bacon, Sherburn-in-Elmet

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Compliance Officer at Cranswick Gourmet Bacon. 

Main duties will include:

  • Supporting Technical Management by organising self/team agenda in the day-to-day running of site compliance program, ensuring that standards are maintained in line with external audit requirements.
  • Assisting in the completion of site based audits at a set frequency against 3rd Party Standards, GMP and Fabrication, Hygiene and documentation.
  • Ensuring that all site requirements for traceability studies are completed within the appropriate timescale and as detailed within the approved schedules.
  • Ensuring that the function of the factory and employees are operating in line with Food Safety requirements.
  • Providing assistance to the Technical Manager in completing all internal audits as per internal audit schedules, hosting some of these audits and providing the information requested.
  • Assisting the Technical Manager in ensuring that any non-conformances raised during internal audits are completed and signed off within the agreed timescales.
  • Providing assistance for any 3rd Party or Retailer visits/audits that take place on site.
  • Assisting the Technical Manager in the collation of all non-conformances that are raised through 3rd Party and Retailer audits/visits into a system to ensure that actions are completed and information can be trended to highlight areas of improvement.
  • Being a member of working parties to resolve root causes for trends that have been highlighted through the review of non-conformances.
  • Completing site based internal audits against BMPA, Retailer Codes of Practices and BRC standards as directed by the Technical Manager.
  • Assisting in the completion of GMP, Fabrication, Hygiene, Documentation, CCP, Pest Control, etc. internal audits on site.This may involve working nights.
  • Ensuring all non-conformances from internal or external audits are validated for suitable close as part of the compliance audit agenda.
  • Managing the traceability system for the site and completing any traceability study that is requested to the required standard and required timescales, co-ordinating with the appropriate manager/supervisors to drive improvements and establish root cause.
  • Reviewing customer complaint data and establishing trends to establish root cause and preventative actions and to work with area managers/supervisors to drive improvements.
  • Being the Label Verification champion for the site.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to

Thilanga Gammanpila  thilanga.gammanpila@cranswick.co.uk

Closing date Friday 30th June 2017

Internal applicants must make their Line Manager aware before applying

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Norfolk

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are currently looking for a number of Apprentices to join us.

Butchery (x10 vacancies) – A 12-18 month apprenticeship in partnership with Poultec training. You’ll need to enjoy physical activities and working to targets. You’ll achieve a level 2 food manufacturing diploma (focused on butchery skills and knowledge) and gain experience as a skilled butcher with possible earnings of £10 plus per hour. You need to have passed your GCSE in Maths and English. Pay rate: £5 per hour, upon completion of apprenticeship, this will be reviewed in line with your butchery skill.

Abattoir (x2 vacancies) - A 12-18 month apprenticeship in partnership with Poultec training. You’ll need to enjoy physical activities and working to targets. You’ll achieve a level 2 food manufacturing diploma (focused on abattoir skills and knowledge) and gain experience as a fully trained, licenced slaughter operative with possible earnings of £10 plus per hour. You need to have passed your GCSE in Maths and English. Pay rate: £5 per hour, upon completion of apprenticeship, this will be reviewed in line with your slaughter skills.

Interested? Send your CV and a cover letter outlining which role you are applying for and why you are suitable to ccfn.humanresources@cranswick.co.uk or post your application; FAO: HR, Cranswick Country Foods, Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6LW

Closing date: 31st August 2017 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

Location: Wayland Farms

Wayland Farms is serious about breeding and rearing our top quality pigs. We form part of the successful Cranswick PLC and from farm to fork, we settle for nothing but the best. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are currently looking for two Apprentice Stockpeople to join us.

This is a 12-18 month apprenticeship in partnership with Easton and Ottley College. You will work on one of our farming units based in the Brecklands Monday to Friday with day release for college. You need to have a passion for working outdoors with animals/livestock, coupled with a great work ethic.

You’ll achieve a level 2 diploma in agriculture and ready for a career in the farming industry. You need a GCSE pass in Maths and English as a minimum.

Rate of pay: £5 per hour, this will be reviewed on completion on your apprenticeship.

Interested? Send your CV and a cover letter outlining which role you are applying for and why you are suitable to ccfn.humanresources@cranswick.co.uk or post your application; FAO: HR, Cranswick Country Foods, Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6LW

Closing date: 31st August 2017 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Norfolk

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

The main purpose of the role is to provide holiday and sickness cover across two of our Cranswick Plc. sites to maintain their security and integrity. To ensure that all vehicles and personnel entering and leaving the site are authorised by management, properly monitored and accounted for. SIA licence desirable but not essential.

As this is a cover role, you must be flexible to work days or nights and travel to the two sites you will provide cover for, based in Watton, Norfolk and Diss, Suffolk. The main duties are:

  • Monitoring movement of staff and staff vehicles on and off the sites
  • Control and use of CCTV
  • Control of access barriers
  • Registration and control of lorry deliveries
  • Registration and direction of visitors and contractors
  • Conducting external site patrols
  • Operating “Stop & Search” procedures
  • Providing Reception cover by answering and recording external telephone calls
  • Maintaining key control
  • Assisting in the enforcement of Company Policy
  • Accurate reporting of incidents
  • Implementing procedure in an emergency situation - e.g. distribution of Fire Pack

Interested? Email/post a CV and covering letter, including the role you are applying for and your salary expectations to ccfn.humanresources@cranswick.co.uk or FAO: HR, Cranswick Country Foods Plc. Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6LW

Salary: £9.00 p/h

Closing Date: 21st July 2017 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

Location: Cranswick Convenience Foods, Milton Keynes

4 days on, 4 days off; 6am-6pm/6pm-6am

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the High Risk department at our site in Milton Keynes.

The Role:

  • Reporting directly to your production management and Supervisory team, working alongside factory colleagues and key disciplines, you will be expected to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills and lead by example to assist the management team to achieve the results and standards required in your area of responsibility
  • To lead the team and assist in the efficient and economic operation of your area of responsibility. Ensuring the processes, production and quality of their products meet the safest and highest specification as per customer and company requirements.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working as part of the team, ensuring there are no production problems but ensuring that the Production Manager is made aware of any concerns.
  • Ensure all those working within your area comply with company and legislative health & safety, food safety and personal hygiene procedures and regulations including pre-production line check sheets.
  • To assist the operational management in achieving or better the performance targets set by the Department Shift Manager
  • To be representative of the companies high standards at all times and to conduct yourself in a professional and positive manner.
  • To operate tools, machinery and equipment for which training has been provided (where required) and to assist in the manufacturing process of all products.
  • To ensure the achievement of the daily production plan and communicate shortfalls and problems to the relevant person in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that product is produced within foods safety, hygiene and quality standards and that any anomalies are reported to your line manager and that correct procedures are followed.

If you are interested in any of the above vacancy please submit an application form or your CV to the HR Department: mk.recruitment@cranswick.co.uk by 4th July 2017

Please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward.

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.

Location: Cranswick Convenience Foods, Milton Keynes

Monday to Friday; 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm

Permanent and maternity cover (12 months) positions available

The role holder will monitor quality system compliance and effectiveness through planned audits and independent process control checks to ensure that our products comply with food safety legislation, meet the technical and quality specification and are manufactured at best cost.

The position is more specifically responsible for the auditing and controls within the Cooking and Chilling operation and will also audit processes within the fresh meat and high-risk production areas as and when required. The position is primarily factory based.

Role specifics include:

  • Auditing of good manufacturing practices and improvement of hygiene standards.
  • Ensuring all cooking and cooling records are checked for compliance prior to release for retail slicing
  • Completion of CCP training
  • Liaising with the production teams and senior technical team to consistently review and improve the processes

If you are interested in the above vacancy please submit an application form to jonathan.robbins@cranswick.co.uk by the 30th June 2017

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Hull (Preston)

An opportunity has arisen for a National Account Executive to provide support to the sales & category team with administration, reporting & supply chain related tasks as well as some ad-hoc projects.

Main duties include:

  • Accurate and timely administration of price changes, new lines, forecasts
  • Data gathering for monthly category reports
  • Maintain and analyse sales trackers
  • Competitor analysis
  • Set up of customer research
  • Contacting customers to allocate stocks when required
  • Organising samples
  • Store visits for ad-hoc projects

Candidate requirements:

  • Good level of excel understanding
  • Accurate data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills

  • Customer fronting (phone only)
  • Flexibility

  • Embrace new tasks
  • Driving license

A full job description is available upon request

Salary to be discussed at interview stage

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.

To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to:

Elaine Moon, Group HR Advisor (Elaine.Moon@cranswick.co.uk)

Please indicate salary expectations

Closing date: 30th June 2017

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Hull (Preston)

Monday - Friday

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 a Livestock Administrator to join the busy Pig Procurement and Wold Farm teams at the Preston site.

The purpose of the role is to provide admin support by assisting in the day to day administration duties.

The main duties are:

  • Assisting with the Wold Farms Feed Ordering
  • Assist with raising Wold Farms movement licences
  • Provide feedback data for Wold Farms Pig Movements
  • Checking Wold Farms Weekly Stock Sheets
  • Assisting with the logging of Wold Farms data on the Electronic Medicine website
  • Collating and checking the certificates on file for China Exports, Red Tractor and Freedom Foods
  • Assist with the implementation and management of the New Foods Connected system
  • Assist with general Wold farms admin tasks
  • Assist with taking telephone calls
  • Provide Holiday Cover

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and covering letter to: 

Laura McLaughlin, HR & Training Administratior, Cranswick Country Foods, Staithes Road, Preston, HU12 8TB or email laura.mclaughlin@cranswick.co.uk

Closing Date: 27th June 2017

Internal applicants must make their line manager aware before applying

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Norfolk

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk, is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are looking for an efficient, methodical Process Technologist who is passionate about bringing product ideas to life. 

Using your previous experience from the food manufacturing industry (either chilled or frozen), this role will provide you with great responsibility and development, as you will oversee all new product development through factory scale up to ensure smooth launches and auditable product files.

You will need highly effective communication and relationship building skills to influence and encourage team working across different teams, from Technical and NPD to Production.  In addition to this, you will use your strong attention to detail to take responsibility for specification reviews, legal validations, sample preparation and factory trials.

In return, this role provides you with the opportunity to work as part of close knit team in a successful, growing company which prioritises people development.

Due to the nature of the position, a basic understanding of HACCP and valid UK driving licence are both required.

Interested? Email/post a CV and covering letter, including why you think you’re suitable and your salary expectations to: ccfn.humanresources@cranswick.co.uk or FAO: HR, Cranswick Country Foods Plc. Brandon Road, Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6LW.

Salary: £competitive

Closing Date: 30th July 2017 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.