Assistant Factory Manager at Cooke Aquaculture

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Assistant Factory Manager
(Maternity Cover)


Orkney Processing Factory


03 August 2020


Cooke Aquaculture is a global seafood company, with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company’s success is driven by our dynamic, highly-skilled and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area’s economy and sense of community.
Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is committed to responsible and sustainable production and the delivery of high quality products through a number of accreditations.
In Orkney, we are one of the largest employers in the area and are continuously growing, making this such an exciting time to join our Company! If you want to be part of a team, open to fresh ideas, with the opportunity to help energise the corporate brand and profile of one of Scotland’s leading Aquaculture Companies, we’d love to hear from you.


Working closely with the Factory Manager, you will have full accountability for the day to day factory operation as well as supporting and managing the well-established team. You will need to be someone who can multitask and delegate where necessary, whilst having the ability to prioritise. You will need to be an inspirational and charismatic leader with the ability to drive performance and inspire the team around you. As with any management position within Cooke, the ability to drive culture and operational change is pivotal, as well as delivering sustainable change through best practice.

Other requirements include:

Experience and understanding of production processes, preferably food production

Flexible, ‘can do,’ attitude to role and duties

Excellent communicator with individuals at all levels

Ability to influence upwards and across in the organisation.


In return for your commitment, hard work and dedication we offer excellent terms and conditions, including; competitive salary, life insurance, bonus scheme, annual leave, generous company pension and salary sacrifice schemes.
Whilst this position is based on a fixed term contract of 12 months, there may be possibility of a permanent contract upon completion.


For an informal discussion about our vacancy, please contact Vicci Laird (Head of HR) at or by calling 07747 840052.

For further details on the position and to apply for this vacancy, please visit and submit your application at: by 03 August 2020.

Interviews will be held w/b 10 August 2020 and will be held in line with the Government’s social distancing guidelines.
We are an equal opportunities employer.