Factory Manager

Factory Manager – Meals Wigan 
£65,000 to £75,000 £8,400 Car Allowance + 20% Bonus + Private Healthcare (Including Family) 
Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension 

Relocation Support Available

Sunday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm with flexibility to meet business needs 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Factory Manager to join our Meals team at the Wigan site. Reporting into the General Manager Operations the successful candidate will lead the factory operation in a safe and technically compliant manner, delivering against our Vision, Business Strategy, Financial targets and Customer expectations.  
Key Accountabilities: 

  • To ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees in their operation and that as a minimum their area meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy. 

  • To ensure standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within their factory operation appropriate to a quality food manufacturer. 

  • Inputs, understands and translates the manufacturing strategy into a ‘living’ Factory Operational Plan which is clearly understood and owned by their team. 

  • Manages the NPD process within their factory operation to ensure that all trials run successfully and through to product launch. 

  • Owns training and development and performance management of individuals within their factory operation to enable progression to resource growth or to replace current roles, and to ensure that the necessary skills are in place at all levels. 

  • Utilise appropriate agreed KPIs as a basis for the development of Performance Improvement Plans within the Factory Operation and cascade these KPIs through the Factory Operational Team, ensuring that they are translated and used at all levels. 

  • Support and develop a culture within their factory operation where individuals feel able to challenge the status quo and encourage feedback from all levels. Support and implement change processes within their area in line with Bakkavor values. 

  • Proactively looks at ways to improve their factory operation. A key player in delivering the agreed factory capital expenditure plans within the agreed factory budget. 


About us  

We are 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. 

The Bakkavor Meals site in Wigan produces a range of fresh chilled ready meals for the major retailers, employing approximately 1200 people. 

The site concentrates on 3 main core product sectors, Bowl Salads, Potato Products and Fresh Produce Ready Meals. ​ 

They are part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK. 



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

Wigan, GB

Date:  23-Sep-2022