Team Leader

Job Title:  Team Leader – B&T's
Location: Tilmanstone, Kent
Salary: £28,562 per annum
Shift Hours: 06.00 – 16.00
Shift Pattern: 4on 2 off Shift Pattern

Benefits Package: 
33 Days Annual Leave
Flexible Benefits Package

Who are Bakkavor:
Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

Tilmanstone Salads, based near Dover in Kent, employs around 850 people and each year it produces millions of bags of leafy salads and prepared vegetables for our dedicated customers. It is one of six locations in the Bakkavor Salads sector across the UK.

The role:
Working at Tilmanstone Salads site and reporting into a Section Leader, you will be instrumental in leading and motivating a large manufacturing team across a shift based time frame.
You will be methodical in approach, highly organised with excellent prioritisation skills and the ability to work to short and tight deadlines.
Duties will include:

  • Looking for ways to constantly deliver increasing performance and product quality and improved people management
  • Ensure delivery of agreed KPIs within their area and their team
  • Manage the performance and attendance of operatives in all levels of appraisal
  • Carry out performance review and absence management
  • Ensure operatives are coached and trained in all aspects of their role including health and safety and food safety standards and quality control procedures in order to maintain a cross functional multi skilled workforce
  • Undertake team briefs on a daily basis
  • To work as part of a close knit team, and be prepared to go the extra mile

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Strong, fast analytical skills, ability to absorb information and make quick calculated decisions
  • Strong Excel skills to prove and review data to drive cost saving ideas and projects
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of up to a large number of people – 100+
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills

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:  Manufacturing

Tilmanstone, GB

Date:  24-Jun-2022