Section Manager

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Section Manager

 


Salary: Competitive - based on experience
Tuesday – Saturday 08.00 – 16.30

 

34 Days Annual Leave
Life Assurance
Pension
Flexible Benefits Package
Staff Shop
Free Parking

 

 

We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Section Manager 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.

 

What will you do?

 

  • To pro-actively manage to ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees in the operation and that as a minimum the operation meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy
  • To maintain standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within your area through Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.) to ensure that both Business and customer standards are kept and audit requirements are fully met
  • To appropriately manage the performance of all teams members through the use of Bakkavor performance managements systems (i.e. appraisal) and, if necessary, to impose disciplinary sanctions in accordance with Company policy through to dismissal stage
  • To own the training & development of all levels of team. Actively coach, develop, recruit and train team members to the required level of competence to encourage continuous improvement within the business
  • Managing the NPD process within their area of responsibility to ensure that all trials run successfully and through to product launch
  • To ensure the delivery of agreed KPIs across the operation through the team, making sure that KPIs are understood and utilised to support performance improvement plans and day to day activities. Ensuring systems are in place to collect the necessary data to measure performance against the agreed KPIs
  • Plan, organise and measure labour and material requirements within their area to ensure that both short- and long- term agreed targets are met
  • To ensure that the workforce in their area is well informed on relevant business news and to encourage effective cross-functional links and that channels of communication are clear and available
  • Involvement in the selection process for direct reports and responsible for supervision and coaching of Section Leaders (or other direct reports) in the recruitment process for staff at all levels below
  • Encouraging the Bakkavor values and a positive culture, whilst fostering good employee relations through fair, consistent and effective people management


 

 

About you

 

 

Ideally, you will have experience of managing and motivating teams within an FMCG environment as well as demonstrating strong leadership and communication skills.

 

Experience in first line production management is important as well as being adaptable to working hours, working under pressure whilst maintain a logical approach.


Having a food industry background with relevant qualifications, for example NEBS, IOSHH would be advantageous but not essential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bakkavor

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
Location: 

Boness, GB

Date:  09-Jun-2022