Section Leader Blue Bakery

Section Leader – Days (Bakery)

  • 3s & 2s shift pattern, 06:00 – 18:00
  • Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
  • Excellent career progression prospects at Bakkavor Pizza Holbeach and across the Bakkavor group

The Company

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. 


This fantastic opportunity will be based at our Bakkavor Pizza site in Holbeach St Marks, Lincolnshire and employs around 1,100. The site specialises in making chilled pizzas and is 11 miles from Spalding, 13.5 miles from Boston, 18 miles from Wisbech, 23 miles from King's Lynn and 29 miles from Peterborough.


The role

You will manage, organise and control all activities within your section of the factory. You will have hygiene experience and will assign and organise staff alongside managing productivity and performance ensuring the achievement of the required service levels and performance results. 

Start of the shift

‘Walk the floor’ of the production area to manage start up procedures

Receive verbal handover from previous shift

Ensure there is no excess or shortage of labour in the production area

Complete any Return to Work Interviews 

Print DWOR results for preceding shift and update KPI boards


During the shift

Attend daily review meeting with peer group

Constructively challenge performance of area – quality, throughput rate and crew size

Liaise with other production areas and support functions to pro-actively manage any upcoming production and material supply issues 

Attend daily taste panel as required and follow through any actions

Effectively audit daily technical paperwork

Assist First Line Coordinator in DWOR completion if necessary


End of shift

Ensure labour data is entered into the DWOR correctly

Validate DWOR information

Document handover for oncoming shift

Ensure that production area is left in a clean and safe condition

Weekly & Monthly

Review Productivity and NME Losses Graph to identify opportunities for improvement

Identify performance management / training requirements within the area and manage the process / delivery

Team Briefings

Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be considered for this fantastic opportunity and to become part of our Proud Bakkavor family.




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

Holbeach, GB

Date:  7 Apr 2024
Req ID:  17905