FTC - QA Supervisor Blue Days

Salary: Competitive

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Contract Type: FTC

Business Area: Bakkavor Desserts

Shift: 4 on 4 off Days


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 43 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 Desserts is based in Devizes, Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of three factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.


Job Detail

A fantastic opportunity for a QA supervisor to join our Technical team at Bakkavor Desserts Devizes. The QA Supervisor role is to lead and motivate the QA team and QA Auditors in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems.



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 ensure products and ingredients are evaluated against specification

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 QA requirements for product launches e.g. update of required documentation / systems, liaison with Process team / 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.

Lead, motivate and inspire QA team to achieve personal development and continuous improvement To promote a quality culture and help to develop the quality management system



Experience of leading a team

Experience of working in a manufacturing environment

Quality Assurance experience within a chilled environment

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Good IT skills including Word, Excel and Outlook




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:  Technical

Devizes, GB

Date:  30 Jan 2024
Req ID:  18365