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STEC - a flour milling perspective
Careers in the UK flour milling industry

There are many different careers within the UK flour milling industry and many benefits of working in it. In one way or another nearly everyone in the UK purchases flour[i]; and it is a significant source of a range of vitamins and minerals[ii]. That’s quite some super-hero status – to both feed and nourish the nation.

Flour milling businesses subscribe to an ethos of innovation and continual development and the sector has a long history of investment in both monitoring and research projects, some going back over a century. This helps future proof the industry and provides a cutting edge workplace.

Careers in the industry are not limited to flour miller; also vital to the smooth running of mills are engineers, food scientists, nutritionists, lab workers, marketeers, accountants and hauliers – among others. A potential big draw to new recruits is that salaries within the flour milling industry are above the average norm for food manufacturing and on a par with advanced engineering sectors such as aerospace.

Other evidence of the industry’s commitment in investing in people is the comprehensive training packages offered – with over 95% of employees having studied on the bespoke flour milling distance learning programme.

[i] 99.8% of UK households purchase bread (Kantar worldpanel); 30% grocery products in big four supermarkets contains flour, (Data by Ascential)
[ii] National Diet and Nutrition Survey

Current vacancies - Milling

General Manager - Carr's, Maldon

Carr’s manufacture a wide range of flours in some of the most technically advanced mills in the world which ensures the highest level of food safety and brand protection for our customers. We have built our reputation as a world-class miller and market leader by establishing close working relationships with our customers. We hold ourselves to uncompromised ethical and legal standards and are proud that our customers and suppliers endorse our reputation for innovation, consistency and partnership.


We have an opportunity for an experienced General Manager to lead and manage all operational activities at our Maldon site. You will ensure that all manufacturing is undertaken safely and effectively with Company and legal standards. You will lead your team in delivering exceptional customer service and business returns. The role is full-time, salary up to £65000 per annum, working Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00. Flexibility may be required in order to meet business needs.


The main duties of the role include:

  • Day to day management of the team, ensuring the site delivers on Company targets.

  • Manage all site operational costs, budgets and forecasting.

  • Ensure that site works to the highest levels of health and safety.

  • Assist in supporting our commercial teams in hosting customers/suppliers, demonstrating site capabilities.

  • Work collaboratively across all functions and the wider Group with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Develop and implement Carr’s operational strategy.

  • Implement and review relevant key performance metrics and ensure that standardised business processes are being followed across all areas within your responsibility.

  • Ensure all operational and business updates are communicated effectively and actioned by the site.

More details can be found here

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your CV and cover letter to

Jobs within the milling industry are few and far between, so we don’t always have jobs available to advertise. If you think working in the milling industry would suit you please complete our “expression of interest” form and someone will get back to you, hopefully within 10-working days.

We can only accept forms from people who have the right to live and work in the UK.


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