Senior Operational Excellence Manager

Senior Operational Excellence Manager


We thrive on challenge and change. We rise to challenges together.


Competitive salary

Car allowance £8,400

Multi-site, UK mobile

Monday – Friday

Excellent rewards package including – 25 days holiday, life insurance, short-term bonus, private medical insurance


Why join us?

We’re proud to offer you a career with options to explore and pursue. Where you’ll be supported to work hard, push further and show resilience. As a valued Senior Operational Excellence Manager we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience, and encourage you to rise to challenges and create a career you can be proud of too.


What we do.

We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry - supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. 


About the role.

In this challenging and varied role, as a member of the central Operational Excellence team you’ll be supporting projects that are in line with the manufacturing strategy and are imperative to the group objectives / success. Shaping and delivering the Bakkavor Operating System into all sectors / sites. Alongside designing and deploying methodologies and processes to support the delivery of performance improvement projects in line with the manufacturing strategy.

You will provide financial governance of project delivery costs ensure project are delivered on time and to budget.


About you.

With a proven track record in an operational role you’ll:

  • Have experience of financial analysis,
  • Be an influential communicator, who thrives on challenges,
  • Be passionate about identifying and driving continuous improvement and work in partnership with our manufacturing and site teams,
  • Be skilled at presentation, relationship building, influencing and facilitation,
  • Have experience leading a Continuous Improvement strategy
  • Have in-depth knowledge of multiple Lean / CI / OPEX tools and methodologies

You could be working in an Operational Excellence role or Factory Leadership looking for your next challenge.


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:

  • Car allowance £8,400
  • Bonus up to 20%
  • 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:  Finance

Spalding, GB

Date:  29 Mar 2024
Req ID:  18299