Section Leader - Days

Section Leader – Days


Location:              Bakkavor Bourne, PE10 0AT

Salary:                  £33,000

Shift:                     4 on 4 off - Days

Hours:                  05:00 – 17:00 OR 07:30 – 19:30

Benefits include Pension, flexible benefits, on-site canteen, employee forum, Long Service Awards, Christmas events, company wellbeing programme, £250 referral scheme and more.


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, which is one of the most advanced, innovative and dynamic food markets in the world.  


Bakkavor Bourne specialises in making prepared fruit, stir fry mixes, leafy and dressed salads. It employs over 1,100 people and forms part of the Bakkavor Meals sector in the UK.


About the role

You will manage, organise and control all activities within your 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.
  • Attend daily taste panel as required and follow through any actions
  • Document handover for oncoming shift and ensure production 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


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.


About You  

In this role, you will have line management of over 20 operatives therefore previous experience as a Line Leader or similar will be beneficial. You will have experience working in a factory/manufacturing environment.


In return, we will give you all the training you need to hit the ground running. We will also offer you the encouragement to develop your career and take it as far as you can, or as far as you want to go, within our large multinational company.  


Proud to be 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.







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 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 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

Bourne, GB

Date:  6 Apr 2024
Req ID:  17574