Hygiene Manager

Hygiene Manager Aston, Cheshire


We're proud to be Bakkavor 


Competitive salary
Bonus scheme 
Private Healthcare


Why join us? 

We’re proud of what we do, why we do it and who we do it for. We’re proud to give everyone the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career. To nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards. We’re proud of our caring culture, loyal colleagues and future focus. But, most of all, we’re proud to enable and empower everyone to believe, achieve and succeed.

What we do. 


Our Bakkavor Bread site based in Aston, Cheshire make specialty hand-crafted flatbreads, baguettes, doughballs and ciabattas for customers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Waitrose and our own Pizza Express brand.


About the role. 

To effectively manage the Hygiene team ensuring that all Hygiene standards are maintained and developed to the required high standard. These standards are reviewed regularly and where necessary challenged / changed.




  • Lead and drive standards of Hygiene, Health and Safety and Technical requirements to ensure that the business and customer standards are kept and audit requirements are fully met.
  • Ensure set standards are achieved and drive to supersede these standards in terms of visual and microbial improvements. Ensuring that these standards are embedded throughout the factory and demonstrated through the business KPIs.
  • Ownership and management of the site CIP systems in conjunction with documentation for interim and deep cleaning practices.
  • Develop and support a culture throughout the department where individuals feel able to challenge the status quo and encourage feedback from all levels. Drive continuous improvement processes against all areas of accountability.
  • Ensure 100% Internal & External customer service is met with consistently high quality output. 
  • Ensure good employee relations are developed throughout the shift through fair, consistent and effective application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Understand and give input to the manufacturing strategy and factory operational plan - translate these into the shift plan. 
  • To plan, organise and measure resources in terms of Productivity (people), Efficiency (equipment) and ancillary services (waste management, laundry & chemical supplies) to ensure agreed targets are met. 
  • Ensure that the appropriate team structure is in place for the shift and resourced by the right people. Own the training and development of the team to enable progression.


About you. 


  • Experience of managing and motivating teams
  • A logical and clear thinking approach, particularly under pressure.
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills (verbal, written and presentations)
  • Able to demonstrate the Bakkavor values
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to working hours and areas
  • Experience of working in hygiene in a manufacturing environment


What you’ll receive. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  

You’ll enjoy: 

  • A stakeholder pension scheme 
  • Personal accident Insurance 
  • Free independent mortgage advice 
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • A range of voluntary benefits  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • Additional life assurance 
  • Dental & hospital cash plans 
  • Discounted tutoring for children 
  • Access to financial learning tools 
  • Affordable loans via your salary 
  • Proud to be and loyal service awards 
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions  


Proud to be Bakkavor. 


We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 


Find out more and apply. 





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:  Hygiene

Nantwich, GB

Date:  19 Mar 2024
Req ID:  17360