Section Manager

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 October 2021
Location: Leicester Forest East, Leicester
Company: Bakkavor
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 14386

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Shift pattern:
5 days a week, 14:00-22:00

The role:
We are currently looking to recruit a Section Manager to provide leadership and drive within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. You will ensure that Health & Safety and Food Safety are top priorities while still meeting business demands.

Key responsibilities:
- Pro-actively manage and ensure a safe working environment exists to meet the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy
- Maintain standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping through Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and meet audit requirements
- Manage the performance of all team members through the use of Bakkavor performance management systems
- Actively coach, develop, recruit and train team members and encourage continuous improvement within the business
- Manage the NPD process to ensure that all trials run successfully through to product launch
- Ensure the delivery of agreed KPIs through the team and ensuring systems are in place to collect data to measure performance
- Plan, organise and measure labour and material requirements to meet agreed targets
- Ensure the workforce is well informed through clear channels of communication whilst encouraging effective cross-functional links
- Encourage Bakkavor values and a positive culture whilst fostering good employee relations through fair, consistent and effective people management

About you:
Ideally, you will have previous people management experience within a food manufacturing setting and be IOSH qualified.

If you are a driven individual with a passion for service delivery and the ability to work calmly under pressure whilst motivating others towards achievement – this could be the role for you.

What you can expect from us:
When joining Bakkavor, 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.

About us:
We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.

This particular role is at our Bakkavor Desserts site based in Leicester and specialises in making delicious cheesecakes and hot-eating and potted desserts. The site employs around 440 people and is not far from Loughborough and Nottingham.

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