QA Supervisor

Title: Quality Assurance Supervisor - Dayshift

Location: Wigan

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per annum

Shift Pattern: Sunday - Thursday

Shift Time: 08.00 - 16.30

Benefits Package: 25 Days Annual Leave

                                 Life Assurance    

                                 Personal Accident Cover                          


                                 Flexible Benefits Package

                                 Staff Shop

                                 Free Parking


At Bakkavor we’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented QA Auditor with plenty of support and opportunity and empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.


Who are Bakkavor:

Bakkavor is one of the leading providers 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.


In the UK, our customers include some of the UKs best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrison’s, who sell our products to consumers under their respective retail brands.


Bakkavor Meals based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs over 1,000 people. It is part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK.

The role

As QA Supervisor, your key focus will be to lead and motivate the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems and factory practices.

In this busy and exciting role, you will ensure agreed standards of quality are achieved and improved upon, whilst taking a lead in generating and building a quality culture.



  • To participate and direct QA team to observe and audit production processes and GMP, ensuring products are made to specification and within customer codes of practice and Bakkavor standards - reporting findings to managers as appropriate
  • To assist in delivery of site standards for visits and audits either through direct input, indirect support and / or organisation of QA team activities
  • To coordinate non-conformance findings including actions taken and report to relevant department managers - ensuring completion of any required corrective actions from day to day issues e.g. micro results for positive release.  In addition, trend non-conformances to identify recurring issues and find and recommend permanent solutions
  • To ensure products and ingredients are evaluated against specification
  • To support the promotion of a quality culture and help to develop the quality management system
  • To coordinate QA requirements for product launches e.g. updating required documentation and systems, liaison with Process team and line support to ensure product is manufactured to correct standard  
  • With guidance from Line Manager, manage QA activities required to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs e.g. audit of non-conforming processes, complaint investigations, update of swab schedules, GMP audits, glass, and plastic audits
  • To plan and co-ordinate work of the QA team to meet requirements of the quality management system and the needs of the business ensuring that the QA team are kept up to date with all business and customer communication as appropriate
  • Lead, motivate and inspire QA team to achieve personal development and continuous improvement
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety, and the environment


About you

Ideally you will have a good practical working knowledge of food safety legislation and quality requirements.
A strong QA background is desirable for this role but more importantly you will be energetic, punctual, proactive, and reliable with the ability to lead, guide, and motivate others towards achievement.
HACCP knowledge, a food science qualification or equivalent and experience in the manufacturing industry within a high care / high risk environment will be favourable


What you can expect from us:

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


Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


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:  Technical

Wigan, GB

Date:  6 Feb 2024
Req ID:  18487