Section Leader

Section Leader - Days


We rise to challenges together 

Based at Bakkavor Boston (PE22 9PN) (6AM – 6PM)

Permanent role


Why join us?   

We’re ready for anything. We thrive on challenge and change. The undeniable pressure and pace of our 24/7 operation keeps us on our toes and offers a variety of career pathways and options to explore and pursue. We encourage everyone to work hard, push further and show resilience. And it’s exciting. Because only by mentoring and role modelling our success and innovation, will we continue to diversify, grow as individuals and succeed together. 

What we do. 

Our Meals site in Boston (Old Leake) is looking to recruit  a Section Leader. The site employs over 700 people and specialises in making chilled Italian ready meals and modern deli products for a dedicated customer.

About the role.   
You will manage, organise and control all activities within a 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. 
  • Document handover for oncoming shift and ensure packing 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 


About you.   

  • 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’ll receive.   
As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.    


You’ll enjoy:   

  • A stakeholder pension scheme   
  • Personal accident Insurance   
  • Free independent mortgage advice   
  • Employee assistance programme   
  • A range of voluntary benefits    
  • Holiday purchase scheme   
  • Additional life assurance   
  • Dental & hospital cash plans   
  • Discounted tutoring for children   
  • Access to financial learning tools   
  • Affordable loans via your salary   
  • Proud to be and loyal service awards   
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions  

Proud to be Bakkavor.   
We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!  

Find out more and apply.    



We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Boston, GB, PE22 9PN

Date:  12 Jul 2024
Req ID:  20500