Location: Cambridgeshire
Type: Full-Time –  On-Site 

Company Overview:

Our client is an industry-leading company with a history of over three decades in breeding insects and supplying them to various outlets across the UK. The company has evolved into an internationally recognised industry leader while retaining its family business roots.

Key Responsibilities

The Insect Production Manager will collaborate with existing management members and oversee a team of over 50 staff members.

  • Data System Implementation: Establish a data collection system tracking food inputs, hatch rates, yields, and environmental data to improve production efficiency.
  • Production Planning: Develop and execute detailed production plans.
  • Trial Management: Design and oversee trials to boost productivity and reduce waste.
  • Procurement: Manage procurement of all materials and feed needed for insect breeding and packing.
  • Cost Control: Monitor and manage production costs to achieve profitability goals.
  • Insect Health Management: Maintain the health of insect stock through biosecurity measures, optimal feeding, watering, and breeding practices.
  • Health and Safety: Implement Health and Safety policies, ensuring a safe working environment and providing necessary training to employees.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage the team to achieve production targets, including conducting training and performance evaluations.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Reporting: Provide regular reports to management on production performance, challenges, and improvement recommendations.

We are looking for candidates who have a comprehensive understanding of animal care and breeding practices coupled with strong analytical skills and meticulous record-keeping abilities. They will be able to demonstrate effective people management and leadership skills to lead a diverse team.

On offer is an attractive salary package with bonus opportunities.

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your CV with a covering letter to brian@hunterchaseconsultants.co.uk or call Brian Hutchison of Hunter Chase Consultants on 07765 222625 for a confidential discussion about the role.

To apply for this job email your details to brian@hunterchaseconsultants.co.uk.