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Hebridean Smokehouse


Job Title: Production Manager


Location: Isle of North Uist


Company Profile

Hebridean Smokehouse (HS) is a small specialist smokehouse located on the Isle of North Uist. It produces premium quality smoked salmon and shellfish products for high-end UK and international retail markets and food service, including many international airlines. The business has a strong mail-order component with many thousands of active clients. Hebridean Smokehouse has an enviable reputation within the industry and has been endorsed by many media personalities and professionals.


Hebridean Smokehouse operates out of modern food premises designed for smoking of fish and shellfish with a production team of 10 – 14 employees.


Summary Job Description

The production manager is responsible for the programming of day-to-day production in the factory and managing the smoking team. The production manager is expected to fully participate in production but previous experience in fish processing is not essential as full training will be given.


Key responsibilities include:







Qualifications and experience required

It would be advantageous for the applicant to have experience working in the fish processing sector but not essential. The applicant should have a history of managing other people, even if only at a supervisory level, in a food processing situation and be a least the holder of Intermediate Level Food Hygiene Certificate, or equivalent. The applicant must be familiar with the principals and practice of HACCP and knowledge of quality control would be advantageous.


This post requires a person who is both practical and an active problem solver, with a can-do attitude and the ability to take a lead and see a task through. It could ideally suit someone who wishes to take the next step up from supervising a group to managing a more complex set of processes and the people working on them.


The production manager reports to the General Manager and the business owner. All production staff report to the Production Manager.


It needs to be noting much of the working time is within the processing areas which are temperature controlled and can be a wet environment. This post would be unsuitable for applicants that do not have a reasonable level if physical fitness or have allergies for fish or shellfish.


A full, clean driving licence is required for this post as expected working routines fall outside the scope of available public transport.


A very competitive salary is offered for this post.


E-mail address for further details: sales@hebrideansmokehouse.com


Or call 01876 580 209