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Production Manager 

Spalding, Lincolnshire
up to £48,000
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Production Manager 
Salary: up to £48,000
Location: Spalding - Soups
Contract Type: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Healthcare and Bonus
Shift: 4 on 4 off fixed days 6:00-18:00

About 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.

Bakkavor Spalding has three factories based on the same site in Spalding, Lincolnshire, employing over 1500 people. These production units produce soups, sauces, dips as part of our meals range as well as salad accompaniments such as coleslaw and pasta salads, sandwich wraps and food to go salads. 


  • Pro-actively managing Health & Safety
  • Leading and driving standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within your area through Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.)
  • Managing performance of your teams
  • Owning the training & development of all levels of team including managers.
  • Managing the NPD process within your area
  • Challenging and introducing new KPIs to drive performance.
  • Planning, organising and measuring labour and material requirements
  • Managing the communication process to ensure that the workforce in their area is well informed on relevant business news
  • Supporting and encouraging the Bakkavör values and a positive culture within your area, whilst fostering good employee relations
  • The recruitment of direct reports and an involvement in all staff recruitment within your area

 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.

 What you can expect from us

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.



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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