Finance Manager

Finance Manager Operations – Cheshire


  • Highly competitive salary + £8.4k car allowance  
  • 20% bonus
  • 25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group


The role 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager (Operations) to join a high performing finance team in a key role. The role is to predominately work with two manufacturing sites in Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire as well as supporting the wider Bread business sites; Barton & Crewe Distribution Centre. The factories make chilled speciality bread such as sliced baguettes, hand-crafted flatbreads and dough balls. In this role no two days will be the same, you will be on site 4 days a week at either Crewe or Nantwich, helping to drive performance and providing insight to the business on key commercial decisions.


The Finance Manager role is a key member of the site leadership team, responsible for:


Leading the Business Partner finance function who are focussed on the operational delivery of the business (factory performance, labour inflation, overheads & capital control)

Driving a standardised approach to operational finance across Bread & the wider Pizza & Bread sector

Business partnering the wider operational team to provide intelligence and insight, helping to drive the profitability of the site forwards

Owning and developing both the short and long term forecast for the business

Working closely with the sector commercial finance team to ensure that the cost implications for the business, of all commercial decisions, are fully understood


We are looking for candidates who:


Have a professional accountancy qualification

Come from a manufacturing accounting background

Have strong business partnering skills

Have the ability to communicate effectively and influence at all levels of the organisation

Can operate in an autonomous role on an autonomously run site – making decisions as required but knowing when to escalate or seek guidance and support

In return you will join a well-regarded finance team in a busy, operationally focussed role which comes with a competitive salary, car allowance and benefits


About us:

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.




Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Finance

Nantwich, GB

Date:  03-Aug-2022