Night Hygiene Manager

Night Hygiene Manager – Wigan 

  • £45,000 to £52,000 Salary 

  • Monday - Friday Nights 

  • 25 days holiday 

  • Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension 

  • Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group 

The role 
We are recruiting for a dynamic and hands on Hygiene Manager to take full accountability for our busy Hygiene department at our flagship Bakkavor Meals site in Wigan. The role’s main purpose is to ensure Hygiene, Microbiological and SHE standards are met across the site, as well as ensuring a best-in-class service team is developed. 
Key Responsibilities 

  • Accountability for the Finished Clean Standards achieved on Nights, the implementation and maintenance of a Periodical Deep Clean programme and effective Operational Hygiene during Production. 

  • Accountability for staff Training, Development and Wellbeing in the department (25+). 

  • Employing effective root cause analysis to drive SMART actions, leading to improved results eg reduced Listeria presence in environment. 

  • Communication of Hygiene Performance and Plans with other supporting functions eg Engineering – in order to achieve best performance and outcomes.  

  • Contribute and support sites Waste Management plans in conjunction with our Environmental program of works. 

  • Develop and review the activity of Hygiene Coordinators and Team Leaders to deliver hygiene sustainability through effective coaching of their team. 

  • Managing the labour and cleaning/chemicals budget as well as forecasting future plans. 

  • Contributing to the hygiene strategy and planning up to 6 months ahead. 

  • Ensuring all aspects of compliance for waste management and recycling regimes 

  • Site lead for interim cleaning standards. 

About you 

  • Previous experience leading a Hygiene team in a Chilled Food environment. 

  • Experience of Listeria Management. 

  • A solid understanding of how to manage H&S, risk assessments and Environmental programs. 

  • Excellent leadership & communication skills. 

  • Experience of influencing team members both directly and through others. 

  • Structured and logical approach. 

  • Analytical skills / Problem solving skills / change management 

  • Ability to challenge, identify and deliver Continuous Improvement 

  • Drive and energy / able to work under pressure 

About us 
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. 
Bakkavor Meals, based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs around 1200 people. Key to the site’s success is the quality, commitment and determination of our people. 


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:  Hygiene

Wigan, GB

Date:  13-May-2022