Shift Production Manager

Shift Production Manager – Nantwich, Cheshire 


We rise to challenges together

4 on 4 off, rotating 06:00 - 18:00/18:00 - 06:00  
Competitive salary 
Bonus scheme  
Private Healthcare 



Why join us?  

We’re ready for anything. We thrive on challenge and change. The undeniable pressure and pace of our 24/7 operation keeps us on our toes and offers a variety of career pathways and options to explore and pursue. We encourage everyone to work hard, push further and show resilience. And it’s exciting. Because only by mentoring and role modelling our success and innovation, will we continue to diversify, grow as individuals and succeed together.

What we do.    


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Shift Production Manager to join our busy food manufacturing facility in Aston, Cheshire. You will lead a shift with multiple areas within the factory and deputise for the Factory Manager as required. The site make specialty hand-crafted flatbreads, baguettes, doughballs and ciabattas for customers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys.


About the role.


  • Using Continuous Improvement tools and techniques e.g. Performance Improvement Plans, team result plans, value stream mapping, line balancing and problem solving, utilising the Bakkavor Operating System e.g. RedZone to ensure that targets are met and regularly challenged / improved upon. 
  • To lead and drive standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within areas / shift, to ensure that both Business and Customer standards are maintained.
  • Attend daily factory reviews and coach team members to ensure the quality of the meetings and actions is to the right standard. Accountable for delivering high quality Top Loss/ Kaizen activity for shift.
  • To pro-actively review and manage the performance of all team members across your shift. Utilise KPI data to benchmark, challenge and drive performance improvement.
  • In conjunction with the Learning and Development team, ensure the effective ownership, planning and delivery of training and development activity across your shift.
  • In conjunction with the Process Development team, support the co-ordination of NPD activity ensuring teams have the information, resources and time to deliver successful process from product trial to launch.
  • Effectively plan, organise and measure labour and material requirements to ensure that both short- and long- term agreed targets are met.
  • Agree core manning detail for shift, including skills required and work closely with the central recruitment team ensuring the team recruitment process meets the business needs. Takes accountability for labour turnover performance.
  • Develop and maintain an engagement culture where effective two-way communication is welcomed, clear and embraced by all colleagues and encourages the Bakkavor values.


About you.


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 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 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

Nantwich, GB, CW5 8DL

Date:  10 Jul 2024
Req ID:  20332