Senior Section Manager

Devizes, UK
07 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Section Manager
£40,000 to £45,000
Bonus Scheme
Private Healthcare
23 days holiday
Group Pension (including employer contributions)
First class training, fast moving environment & excellent career progression prospects

Desserts Devizes is part of Bakkavor Group plc, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. In the UK, Bakkavor has 25 factories which are grouped into four core sectors: Meals, Pizza & Bread, Salads and Desserts.

Bakkavor Desserts is based in Devizes, Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of three factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.

Bakkavor Desserts Devizes is looking to recruit a Senior Section Manager to provide leadership and
and take 24/7 ownership for Decorating & Packing operation in the factory, reporting into the Factory Manager. Your team will consist of 4 direct reports operating 4 on 4 off day shift with approximately 150 people and you will be expected to work closely with the nightshift and weekend Senior Section Managers to drive consistent standards in order to deliver high quality products to our retail customers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • pro-actively managing Health & Safety
  • leading and driving standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within your area through Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.)
  • managing performance of your teams
  • owning the training & development of all levels of team including managers.
  • managing the NPD process within your area
  • challenging and introducing new KPIs to drive performance.
  • planning, organising and measuring labour and material requirements
  • managing the communication process to ensure that the workforce in their area is well informed on relevant business news
  • supporting and encouraging the Bakkavör values and a positive culture within your area, whilst fostering good employee relations
  • the recruitment of direct reports and an involvement in all staff recruitment within your area

What you will need
You will ideally have experience working in a food manufacturing environment and will have led teams in a fast paced manufacturing business. You will understand retailer expectations and how we meet them.
You will be a great leader capable of inspiring and engaging your team, understanding the pressure of a factory environment.

This is a Monday to Friday day shift role 40 hours a week, with flexibility required in hours of work to spend appropriate support to nightshift teams.

In return you will receive a salary £40,000 to £45,000 dependent upon experience plus pension, bonus and healthcare.

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