Resource Lead

Resource Lead


Salary: £35,000 - £43,000 per annum

Duration: – Fixed Term, 9 Months

Location - Bakkavor Salads, Bo’Ness, Falkirk
Shift Pattern / Shift Times – Dayshift, Monday – Friday, 08.30-17.00
Benefits: 25 days annual leave
                Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
                Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

                Free Parking

                   Staff Shop

About Us:

We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Resource Lead with plenty of support and opportunity. And empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.


Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give you a sense for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.

The Role

Working with key Stakeholders across Supply Chain, Operations, Talent Acquisition and HR, coordinate the recruitment and onboarding of new starters into the two Bo’ness factories.  Ensuring that the recruitment plan to deliver sufficient skills and resource is met. 


Ensure a positive and effective partnership with 3rd party Agency provider is in place and the plan to develop both the model and the levels of available Agency resource is met.


Duties include:

-       Coordinate information from the site manpower plan to ensure recruiting managers and the TA team are aware of the required recruitment numbers, shifts and departments to enable offers to be made at the end of each event.


  • Coordinate outcomes of interview activity carried out by line managers and communicate results to the TA team


  • Step in to conduct interviews if short term gaps in line manager resource is identified


  • Ongoing liaison with TA team to ensure regular, relevant recruitment tracker is maintained and shared with the site leadership team; escalating issues and recommending short term actions to address


  • Coordinate the onboarding plans for new starters, liaising with the relevant factory leads, New Starter Champions and contacts across site to ensure new starters are given the best possible experience when joining


  • Take part in induction activity as necessary and coordinate department familiarisation for new starters


  • Working with site leads & Group Procurement, set up the new site Agency labour model in line with agreed contractual & delivery standards 


  • Develop and agree measures for agency performance and key compliance metrics via Planning & Factory Managers, to ensure a robust reporting and review process is in place


  • Carry out routine as well as ad-hoc reporting and administration relating to both permanent and Agency new starters


  • Liaise with agency partner and internal contacts on a daily basis to confirm headcount requirements in order to meet the forecast production plan.



About you
To be successful in this role you will need to:


  • Good written & verbal communication skills. Calm and positive influence, offering support and a ‘can do attitude’ with clear goals and objectives that are inclusive of all team members. Approachable and open to listening to other ideas.


  • Encourage effective cross-functional links and that channels of communication are clear and available.


  • Promotes the Bakkavor values and a positive culture, whilst fostering good employee relations through fair, consistent, and effective relationship management.


  • Takes an active part in generating improvement suggestions to assist with the correct allocation of resources.


  • Works effectively as a Team and encourages others to do so


  • Worked in a process FMCG environment and can understand the principles of production, scheduling, and demand planning processes.


  • Numeracy to understand costs/numbers and numerical indicators of performance.


  • Understands and able to set up key performance measures to track performance daily/weekly/monthly.


  • Presenting with passion – able to present reports, plans and updates to multiple level Stakeholders.


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Intermediate level PC skills, especially in spreadsheets, to support communication, analysis, and reporting.


  • Able to build strong relationships and work with multiple Stakeholders


  • Be flexible in working pattern in order to meet the face-to-face communication requirements with other shifts as required to meet the needs of your role.


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


About Us
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers 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 is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Boness, GB

Date:  11-Jan-2023