Tulip Ltd

Abattoir Manager

Westerleigh, City of Bristol
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Abattoir Manager


£Competitive Salary

We know about food!

Tulip Ltd is the UK’s leading food solutions business, supplying all major food retailers, wholesalers and foodservice companies with a wide range of quality products. We provide consumers with a comprehensive range of products in four key mega-categories - fresh meat & sausage, bacon & gammon, cooked meat, and convenience & snacking. Our farm-to-fork operation is unique in the industry, while our strategic framework puts customers, product, efficiency and people at the heart of everything we do, all with a view to growing responsibly. As part of the Danish Crown Group, the largest pork provider in Europe and the biggest exporter of pork in the world, Tulip Ltd is well-placed to deliver its ambitious plans for sustainable growth. If you have an appetite for more, this could be the role for you.

We are currently seeking an Abattoir Manager to work alongside the Management Team. This vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate within a fast paced environment.


You will lead, develop and motivate a team to achieve throughput targets and specifications and therefore you must have a competent knowledge of relevant slaughtering and animal welfare processes and a knowledge of relevant regulations. You will build and maintain effective working relationships with the management team, be able to work in a self-sufficient way, making best use of knowledge and resources available and ensure efficiencies are maximized to their highest potential at all times, using available resources.

Further responsibilities include to monitor, audit and check hygiene and health and safety practices to ensure compliance, ensure a relevant department training plan is in place, maintain legible records of training, audits etc. and manage others, including the handling of poor performance, absence and grievances.


We’re looking for someone who holds a full Slaughter License and a minimum NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in leading and supervising people. Ideally you will hold an IOSH Managing Safely qualification, Foundation in HACCP Principles qualification and Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate as well as having previous experience of working within a fresh meat facility at supervisory level.

The ability to build and maintain key working relationships is crucial combined with excellent communication skills, problem solving and decision making abilities and you must be assertive, self-driven and Computer Literate as well as proactive and able to work using own initiative.

As an international organisation, we pride ourselves on creating high quality food, which exceeds many recognised industry standards. We care about our people and can offer an excellent package. If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you.