Quality Manager

QA Manager - Lates

Meals London -Cumberland Park Royal

Salary - Competitive, based on experience

Up to 5% Bonus and single private healthcare

Shift -Tuesday -Saturday 5pm -1.30am



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. 



The role
A fantastic opportunity for a QA Manager to join the Meals, London team based at the Cumberland Park Royal site. You will be responsible for leading and motivating the Quality Assurance team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems. Your main accountabilities will include understanding and applying relevant standards so that Bakkavor, Customer and Legal requirements are achieved and maintained. This role is key to driving improved GMP Audits across the site.
What will you do?

  • Understand and apply relevant standards and codes of practice so that Bakkavör, Customer, BRC and legal requirements are achieved and maintained.
  • To ensure that the requirements of HACCP are implemented, maintained and achieved. Involvement in the evaluation of risks and defining controls, prior to the introduction of a new process, product or raw material.
  • Understands, implements and reviews quality management systems associated with the production of food to the agreed safety and quality standards.
  • Implement, maintain and review an audit system to ensure that critical procedures for product safety, legality and quality are in place and complied with. In addition review all internal findings, identify trends and implement appropriate preventative measures.
  • Supports the Technical Manager & the business with management of audits, hosting audits as appropriate. Manages response & close out of non-conformance reports from audits as required.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external customers suppliers and production teams to ensure all the Technical needs of the business are met. Deputise for the Technical Manager in their absence
  • Manages the training & development requirements of the Technical team and ensures that direct reports are properly equipped to undertake their roles.
  • Manage the QA team & is responsible for its activity. Recruit and retain the right calibre of people. Lead, motivate and inspire the Quality team in line with Bakkavör Values to achieve personal development, continuous improvement
  • Generate technical business KPI information, communicate, trend and highlight issues. Develop and agree action plans and through Continuous Improvement drive the business forward.
  • Provides practical support and drive to promote a Quality Assurance culture in the Business.
  • Ensures that a safe working environment exists for all employees within the QA team and that as a minimum the standards set out in the H&S manual are met.

About you?
You will have previous experience within a similar Technical/QA Manager role within a food manufacturing environment. You will be a great people leader and have experience driving a quality culture. You will be able to demonstrate our key values of customer care, can-do, teamwork and not just getting it right but keeping it right.

Please click ‘APPLY NOW’ to be considered for this fantastic opening.

Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.



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

London, GB

Date:  26 Nov 2023
Req ID:  16025