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Engineering Manager Full Time

at Bakkavor Leicester in Leicester (Published at 08-05-2022)

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager
Bakkavor Desserts Leicester
£70,000 to £80,000 basic salary plus Bonus Scheme, Car Allowance (£8,400), Private Healthcare (family), Pension (including employer contributions)

The Company
Situated in a state-of-the-art facility in Leicester, Bakkavor Desserts Leicester (previously Blueberry Foods), manufacture over 70 different desserts on site from cheesecakes and meringues right through to hot dessert products. The site has been in place since 2008 with 2 recent extensions in 2014 and 2018 to increase capability and product diversity.
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 43 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 Role
Working as the Engineering Manager for the Leicester site and reporting directly into the Head of Site Operations this role will be responsible for leading, developing and coaching a team of 20 whilst delivering the site agenda.
You will play an integral role sitting as part of the site leadership team bringing a strong knowledge of legislation including health and safety. Setting and driving the engineering agenda to ensure excellent maintenance/ planned maintenance schedule/compliance/project management.
Requires Skills & Experience;

  • Experience of working as a senior team member in supporting and enabling the site strategy and agenda

  • Experience working in a food manufacturing factory

  • Demonstrates strong people management skills

  • Previous experience within a similar Engineering role

  • Extensive practical experience of dealing with things like food legionella

  • Engineering Degree/Chartered desirable.


  • Salary £70,000 -£80,000 depending on experience

  • Car Allowance £8,4000

  • Bonus Scheme up to 20%

  • Private Healthcare (Including family)

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Group Pension (including employer contributions)


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: Engineering

Location: Leicester, GB

Date: 08-May-2022

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