Work for us

Work for us

We’re a buccaneering, privately owned, family business with almost 30 years’ experience, and we’re based in Whitby – a real place with a rich history as a fishing port. We also have a processing site in Kilkeel in Northern Ireland. We employ over 350 people across these two sites and produce around 8000 tonnes of seafood.

As a company we are obsessed with top-notch seafood and are the market leaders in quality. We are the beacon brand for scampi and are the UK’s largest buyer and processor of scampi. Simply put we sell more scampi than anyone else anywhere else and we are proud to sell our scampi under the Whitby brand.

We are brand builders, with a strong character, provenance and market leading quality. Since we started the business in 1985 we’ve become the no.1 brand in food service and have our Whitby branded retail range in all the major retailers. We sell 60% of our products to the restaurant trade and 40% to retailers.

We have won quite a few Great taste awards for our products and our flagship product Whitby Scampi is a famous dish in pubs and restaurants and family dining tables throughout the land.

We are family owned and run making us a strongly entrepreneurial business and we are always looking for talented people to join us

JOIN US…

Many of the 350 people working across our two sites have worked for us for many years. Some of our employees are entire families that have worked for us helping building the business day in day out. We all feel we are working together for something worthwhile. Our directors are a mix of family members and long term managers who have been here over a decade.

We treat everyone well here, and we all have:

– a secure job and the opportunity to go further

– 25 days’ holiday a year, plus bank holidays, plus extra days added for long service

– pension payments after a period of employment

– a subsidised restaurant and staff sales

– training and development

Our HR team is run by Emma Grange. If you like the idea of working for us please send your cv to Emma via email hr@whitby-seafoods.com or telephone 01947 829000 to ask about opportunities.

There are always special opportunities in each area of our business for new graduates who can contact us to talk about graduate traineeships in different areas of the business, whether it be marketing, production, planning, accounts or product development.

 

  • Account Manager(Foodservice)

    Role Profile:

    Account Manager(Foodservice)

    Background:

     

    Our foodservice business continues to see significant year on year growth. We have enviable distribution of our products throughout the UK via the wholesale channel, these include national operators such as Brakes and Bidvest and regional wholesale businesses. In addition to this Whitby Scampi can be enjoyed in a large number of the major pub and restaurant operators.

    As a result, we are looking to add an Account Manager to support the growth within the wholesale sector, firstly to manage a portfolio of regional wholesale accounts and provide support to the national account managers servicing other wholesale accounts.

    Role Profile:

    • Manage and be the point of contact for a portfolio of regional wholesale customers.
    • Deliver profitable sales growth within your account base
    • Organise product presentation to respective sales team and buyers within your account base
    • Organise telesales activity within your account portfolio
    • Manage day to day admin from your account portfolio
    • Support foodservice NAM team by assisting with customer presentations, exhibitions and telesales activity
    • Support foodservice NAM team by providing administration support where needed
    • Report back to Marketing teams on new opportunities to maximise new and existing accounts growing brand awareness.
    • Role supported and developed by the Head of Foodservice and Whitby Seafoods teams.

    Desired Background:

    • Graduate Calibre with a great work ethic and real drive and ambition.

    • Ability to build external relationships within the foodservice sector buying teams to develop a successful long-term relationship.

    • Highly numerical and PC proficient.

    • Be able to represent Whitby Seafoods to the high standards expected, both internally and externally, whether that be Trade Shows, Client Meetings, colleagues or 3rd parties.

    • Eager to learn and hungry for career development.

    • Be Bloomin’ special!

    The Detail:

    • The role is predominately office based at Whitby Seafoods Head Office, but travel will be required to meet with customers and attend trade shows. A pool car will be available.

    • The role will require a flexible approach to work hours and staying away from home during the week.

    For additional information on Whitby Seafoods, please visit:

    www.whitby-seafoods.com

  • Sales Support Coordinator

    Role Profile:

    Sales Support Coordinator

    Background:

    Our foodservice business continues to see significant year on year growth. We have enviable distribution of our products throughout the UK via the wholesale channel, these include national operators such as Brakes and Bidvest and regional wholesale businesses. In addition to this Whitby Scampi can be enjoyed in a large number of the major pub and restaurant operators.

    As a result we are looking to add a new role to our busy and dynamic sales team. Suitable for graduate calibre candidates with a great work ethic and real drive and ambition

    Role Profile:

    • Manage admin for the sales team and be the point of contact the team on the road
    • Deliver improved systems to the team including reporting, CRM systems and financial analysis
    • Manage day to day admin for smaller customers who don’t need sales visits.
    • Work with a cross business team implementing EFACs ERP system company wide
    • Analyse and process customer terms invoices
    • Send out customer reports and analysis as per their requests.

    Desired Background:

    • Graduate calibre with a fluency and aptitude for systems and process improvement. Great attention to detail, a solid work ethic and enthusiastic attitude to team work.

    The Detail:

    • The role is predominately office based at Whitby Seafoods Head Office

    • The role will report into the Head of Retail.

    • You will also be provided with ongoing training and development

    For additional information on Whitby Seafoods, please visit:

    www.whitby-seafoods.com

  • Shift Engineer

    We are looking for an electrically biased, multi – skilled Shift Engineer to join our Engineering team.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • This role predominantly consists of electrical duties including fault finding and installation work up to 3-phase 415V but requires a broad range of other maintenance experience and abilities.
    • We are therefore looking for an individual who is capable of prioritising a busy workload, balancing planned maintenance, project work and installations with unplanned events such as breakdowns, etc.

     

    The Person:

     

    Essential:

     

    • Electrically apprentice trained or qualifications to this effect.
    • At least one year’s experience post qualification including working with 3-phase distribution and/or machinery.
    • Evidence of experience in other relevant engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic.
    • Lives within 35 miles of the site.

     

    Desirable:

     

    • Experience of working in a food manufacturing environment,
    • 17th Edition wiring regulations
    • Evidence of professional development and skills development

     

    Hours of work:

     

    The current basic rotating shift pattern for the role is:

     

    Week 1 Nights 22.00-06.00 S M T W T
    Week 2 Backs 2 14.00-22.00 M T W T F
    Week 3 Earlies 2 06.00-14.00 M T W T F S (Saturday as overtime)
    Week 4 Backs 1 14.00-22.00 M T W T F
    Week 5 Earlies 1 06.00-14.00 M T W T F