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Section Leader – Nights

Bakkavor Bourne, PE10 0AT
£33,000 (+ £3,294 night shift allowance)
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

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Section Leader – Nights
Location:              Bakkavor Bourne, PE10 0AT
Salary:                  £33,000 (+ £3,294 night shift allowance)
Shift:                     4 on 4 off - Nights
Hours:                   19:30 - 07:30

Benefits include Pension, flexible benefits, on-site canteen, employee forum, Long Service Awards, Christmas events, company wellbeing programme, £250 referral scheme and more.

Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, which is one of the most advanced, innovative and dynamic food markets in the world.  

Bakkavor Bourne specialises in making prepared fruit, stir fry mixes, leafy and dressed salads. It employs over 1,100 people and forms part of the Bakkavor Meals sector in the UK.

About the role

  • You will manage, organise and control all activities within your section of the factory. You will assign and organise staff alongside managing productivity and performance ensuring the achievement of the required service levels and performance results. 
  • You will walk the floor of the production area and manage start-up procedures, receiving a handover from the previous shift and ensuring there is no excess or shortage of labour in the production areas.
  • Complete Return to Work interviews, attend daily review meetings and team briefings.
  • Constructively challenge performance of area – quality, throughput rate and crew size.
  • Effectively audit daily technical paperwork.
  • Assist First Line Coordinator in DWOR completion.
  • Attend daily taste panel as required and follow through any actions
  • Document handover for oncoming shift and ensure production area is left in a clean and safe condition.
  • Review Productivity and NME Losses Graph to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Identify performance management / training requirements within the area and manage the process / delivery

You will need

  • Experience in a production or section management role within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge and experience of continuous improvement.
  • A solid understanding of retailer expectations and how we meet them.
  • You’ll be a great leader, capable of inspiring and engaging your team, understanding the pressure of a factory environment.

About You  

In this role, you will have line management of over 20 operatives therefore previous experience as a Line Leader or similar will be beneficial. You will have experience working in a factory/manufacturing environment.
In return, we will give you all the training you need to hit the ground running. We will also offer you the encouragement to develop your career and take it as far as you can, or as far as you want to go, within our large multinational company.  

Proud to be Bakkavor 
We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.



We’re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food. You just didn’t realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and breads for Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK. In the US our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret.

We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas and we’re ready for more people to join us who share our passion for quality.


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