Quality Assurance (QA) Manager – 12 Month FTC

Bakkavor Group
Holbeach St Marks, Lincolnshire
Continental Shift Pattern Days (06.00 – 18.00) £44,038 + £1,500 Shift Allowance + Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
21 Nov 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

Bakkavor Pizza is based in Holbeach St Marks, Lincolnshire, and employs over 1,000 employees.  It specialises in high volume pizza bakery manufacturing. It is one of five factories that are part of the Bakkavor Pizza & Bread sector in the UK.
A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a QA Manager on a fixed term basis to join the team at our food manufacturing facility in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

You will be responsible for leading and motivating the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems.

Your main accountabilities will include understanding and applying relevant standards (e.g. Microbiology) so that Customer, Bakkavor and Legal requirements are achieved and maintained. Ensure food safety is soundly based on HACCP principles.

You will understand, implement and review quality systems associated with the production of food to the agreed safety and quality standards. Ensure KPI’s are monitored and presented to allow identification of improvement plans. Construct and update internal procedures

You will have involvement in the evaluation of risks prior to the introduction of and establishment of controls of a new process, product or raw material, whilst providing the practical support and drive to promote a Quality Assurance culture.

It is essential that you have HACCP experience, Food science qualification or equivalent and experience in the manufacturing industry – minimum 2 years in a quality management role. You will have experience of working within a high care / high risk environment. Ideally you will have a good practical working knowledge of food safety legislation and quality requirements.


  • £44,038 Basic Salary + £1,500 Shift Allowance
  • Bonus Scheme 5% rising to10% with continuous service
  • Private Healthcare
  • Access to MyRewards (Company scheme offering local and national benefits & discounts)
  • Group Pension (including employer contributions)
  • First class training, fast moving environment & excellent career progression prospects

Bakkavör Group

Bakkavör Group was founded in 1986. Since then, the business has grown significantly and today Bakkavör Group is the leading provider of fresh prepared foods and produce.

The Group’s vision is to be recognised and respected as the world’s leading fresh prepared foods and produce provider. Bakkavör Group is the market leader in its key market areas.

Bakkavör Group makes over 6,000 products in 18 product categories, which are developed and sold predominantly under its customers’ own brands. In addition to the UK and Iceland, the Group also has business operations in France, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, China, the Czech Republic and the United States and is well-positioned for further expansion.

Our People

Our people and values are vital to our success, especially as we continue to grow rapidly, and our long-term aim is to become an employer of choice and a “good neighbour” in the local communities where our businesses are based.

We run a devolved business at Bakkavör, where managers are given the freedom to make decisions on a day-to-day basis in their business units. This autonomy is fundamental to doing business in our fast-growing markets and means that we require self-starting individuals who thrive in this type of environment.

Alongside this, much work has been completed to ensure that we offer strong functional and professional training and good development and successions, which allow our people to be recognised, rewarded and progressed across the Group.


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