Quality and Stock Controller

Salary: £25,500 per annum

Location: Spalding - Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Business Area: Bakkavor Ltd - Logistics


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.


Quality and Stock Controller


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality and Stock Controller to join our Inbound and Outbound Logistics team based in Spalding, Lincolnshire.


As Quality and Stock Controller, you will assist with the day-to-day operation of managing the quality of products being sent to customers, from intake to despatch – working closely with our supply chain to ensure accurate stock management.


In this busy and exciting role, liaising with customers, suppliers and internal teams to ensure the quality of products and service - whilst safeguarding requirements on food safety and legality – will be top of your agenda.


Main Duties


Quality Control


  • Physical quality checks to completed on fresh produce, against required specifications on all fresh produce to ensure Bakkavor standards of food safety, legality & quality are met.   When required, sort through product to meet customer orders
  • All relevant systems to be kept updated with information on deliveries and/or quality and all information entered in a timely manner


Stock management


  • The management and control of BIL owned stock in own goods warehouses, including but not limited to stock balancing, counting, alignment, reclassification, unloading and short life investigation


Operational Equipment Management


  • Tray and pallets - The day-to-day management within the relevant system for all BIL owned trays and pallets, including ordering, the monitoring of inbound and outbound movements, collections, and audits
  • QC Equipment - Ensuring all QC equipment is calibrated and kept within date


Internal relationships


  • Ensure good communication within BIL to obtain best results providing effective support for each other




  • Maintaining a close relationship with both internal and external customers while promoting open communication regarding any issues.  
  • Investigation of any relevant customer queries from own goods warehouses and feeding back to relevant parties




  • Close communication with all suppliers regarding any issues for products arriving at the BIL own goods warehouse
  • Investigate any relevant supplier queries and feeding back to relevant parties




  • Ensure that all fresh produce received is approved for use by Bakkavor and all required information is entered in the relevant system
  • Assist customers/suppliers with any traceability information requested for all BIL stored own goods products
  • Management of COA’s and delivery notes from suppliers and warehouses.  Ensure all information received is easily accessible




  • Where required, monitor and manage hygiene standard, waste, temperature, and equipment daily and report any issues or abnormalities to the line manager and/or warehouse manager
  • Conduct required audits to ensure BIL is meeting requirements




  • Recording of all non-conformances in the relevant system. Ensure all required non-conformances are logged and, where required, followed up to completion


About you


Ideally you will have previous experience of a similar role within a fast-paced FMCG or food manufacturing setting.


Good written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy and the ability to work under pressure will all be key.


If you are a driven, energetic and enthusiastic team player with a willingness to learn new skills and competence to work well on your own initiative – this could be the role for you.


What you can expect from us


When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.




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:  BIL

Spalding, GB

Date:  26 May 2023
Req ID:  14359