QA Supervisor

QA Supervisor  


Location - Bakkavor Bo'Ness

Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 per annum (Based upon experience)
Working Hours: 08.00 – 16.00, Monday to Friday (Some flexibility required upon occasions)

Benefits Package:       
25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
Private Medical 
Life Insurance
Flexible benefits package
Onsite Staff Shop 


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Who are Bakkavor:

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

As QA Supervisor, your key focus will be to lead and motivate the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems and factory practices.

In this busy and exciting role, you will ensure agreed standards of quality are achieved and improved upon, whilst taking a lead in generating and building a quality culture.


  • To participate and direct QA team to observe and audit production processes and GMP, ensuring products are made to specification and within customer codes of practice and Bakkavor standards - reporting findings to managers as appropriate
  • To assist in delivery of site standards for visits and audits either through direct input, indirect support and / or organisation of QA team activities
  • To coordinate non-conformance findings including actions taken and report to relevant department managers - ensuring completion of any required corrective actions from day to day issues e.g. micro results for positive release.  In addition, trend non-conformances to identify recurring issues and find and recommend permanent solutions
  • To ensure products and ingredients are evaluated against specification
  • To support the promotion of a quality culture and help to develop the quality management system
  • To coordinate QA requirements for product launches e.g. updating required documentation and systems, liaison with Process team and line support to ensure product is manufactured to correct standard  
  • With guidance from Line Manager, manage QA activities required to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs e.g. audit of non-conforming processes, complaint investigations, update of swab schedules, GMP audits, glass, and plastic audits
  • To plan and co-ordinate work of the QA team to meet requirements of the quality management system and the needs of the business ensuring that the QA team are kept up to date with all business and customer communication as appropriate
  • Lead, motivate and inspire QA team to achieve personal development and continuous improvement
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety, and the environment


About you

Ideally you will have a good practical working knowledge of food safety legislation and quality requirements.
A strong QA background is desirable for this role but more importantly you will be energetic, punctual, proactive, and reliable with the ability to lead, guide, and motivate others towards achievement.
HACCP knowledge, a food science qualification or equivalent and experience in the manufacturing industry within a high care / high risk environment will be favourable

About us

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.

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.



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:  Technical

Boness, GB

Date:  08-Nov-2022