Job title: Production Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Seafood
Location: Svolvær, Norway
Job published: 25/07/2022
Job ID: 32215

Job Description

Are you a proven Production Manager with experience handling seafood products in Norway? Are you looking for a fresh start and interested in working with premium products distributed in major international retailers? If this is something that grabs your interest, then I would love to hear from you!



About our Client

In 1902, King Oscar tasted the sardines of a Norwegian canning company for the first time. He was impressed. So impressed that he offered the company his most valuable possession: his name. From that moment on, we wore King Oscar’s title with pride. Over 100 years later, that same canning company now sells products all over the world, staying true to what the king first saw in us: quality, provenance and craft.

Whether it’s sardines, mackerel, herring, tuna, cod roe or cod liver, we take great pride in everything we produce and hold every product to the very highest standards. Sustainably, we select only the world’s finest seafood, because when you’ve been lucky enough to be bestowed a name like ours, you make sure your seafood is fit for a king.

King Oscar is 100% owned by Thai Union Group, a global leader in the canned seafood industry committed to King Oscar’s continued growth and success.


About the Role

As a Production Manager in King Oscar you will oversee the production facility, you are responsible for the facility’s Health & Safety guidelines and all employees within your area of responsibility. You will be the main point of contact throughout the Shifts, ensuring that discipline, quality and processes are all meeting the required levels for both the business and customer. You will also be involved with improving line efficiencies and reducing waste, wherever possible, working closely with the Quality assurance & control specialist, warehouse specialist, maintenance specialist, plant coordinator/leader. You are also in charge of raw material procurement from local suppliers.

King Oscar AS, avd Svolvær is a cannery located in Svolvær. King Oscar has a total of 500 employees, with headquarters in Bergen, as well as another factory in Gniewino, Poland. King Oscar is owned by TUG, (Thai Union Group). TUG is today the world's largest producer of canned seafood products, with approx. 44,000 employees and NOK 25 billion in turnover. As an employee of King Oscar, you will be part of a global company with many interesting tasks.

The factory in Svolvær is a modern factory with advanced production technology. We are currently installing the first robots to improve our capacity and technology in order to increase our overall competitiveness globally.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a similar role within the seafood industry in Norway. You are a strong people manager, ensuring continued buy-in from the people who surround you. You will manage KPIs diligently, to ensure that business needs and performances are maintained and improved. Being in charge of the production requires at times that you will need to be decisive, but keen to keep the business needs in mind at all times. Fluent Norwegian and English is required for this role.


How to Apply

If this sounds like your next step and you meet the requirements of the position, then please apply below via the link. If you have any queries, please email me at