Senior Team Leader

Senior Team Leader

Bakkavor Bread Aston 

4 on 4 off Rotating, 06.00 - 18.00 /18.00 - 06.00

Competitive Salary and Benefits

The role is at our Bakkavor Bread site based in Nantwich, Aston. This factory makes chilled speciality bread such as sliced baguettes, flatbreads and dough balls and employs over 295 people.  It is located 5 miles from Nantwich town centre and 6 miles from Whitchurch town centre. 


We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Team Leader.  This role supports the team’s Operations Manager to deliver successful operational performance.  They are responsible for people, safety, quality, cost control and delivery of the plan, and to ensure that others within the area fulfil their responsibilities.  

The key accountabilities of this role are: 

  • Internal KPIs - support the Operations Manager to ensure the team achieves operational performance targets. 
  • Factory communication – to evaluate and escalate situations for the purpose of taking appropriate action/communicating information with other colleagues within the site’s management team. 
  • Continuous improvement – to always be seeking opportunities to improve, whether it be labour, waste, variance. 
  • Technical standards – to ensure standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping are always at the highest standard. 
  • Health & Safety - to drive forward a strong Health & Safety culture, taking responsibility for the health and safety of colleagues, contractors, and visitors within the factory. Focus on workplace transport rules to ensure safety of everyone on site  
  • People & Culture – to inspire a culture of ‘a great place to work’ by role modelling a great example of what it means to be a leader in our business.  To support the Operations Manager to ensure colleagues demonstrate consistent high standards of conduct, behaviour, attendance and of course, our values.  
  • Labour planning - to ensure optimum deployment of people, matching skills to tasks and schedules. To liaise with our planning department to ensure optimum delivery of customer demand. 

We are looking for candidates who: 

  • Have proven experience at a supervisory level in a production environment. 
  • A passionate individual who will support, train, and manage colleagues, taking responsibility for their team. 
  • A flexible and willing individual who will operate at a lower or higher grade if required. 
  • A competent user of our ‘STACK’ procedure. 
  • A strong verbal and written communicator of comprehensive English language; conversing with auditors, visitors, customers or colleagues and preparing/completing factory documentation. 
  • An analytical problem solver who can identify and respond to issues/trends and react appropriately. 
  • Strong views Health and safety culture and demonstrable understanding and mindset around workplace transport, manual handling, and warehouse procedures


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:  Manufacturing

Nantwich, GB

Date:  07-Nov-2022