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Engineering Stock Controller

Bakkavor Group





Posted: 16/05/2024

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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.

We drive our own success

Monday - Friday
£35,000 per annum
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group  

Why join us?  

We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. We believe in fuelling ambition and guiding success. In supporting everyone with talent and drive to own what they do, realise their potential and build a brilliant future for themselves at Bakkavor.

What we do. 

Due to the success of our bread sites, we are expanding our engineering team and have a fantastic opportunity for a Stock Controller to join our busy food manufacturing facilities in Cheshire. Our 2 bread sites based in Crewe and Nantwich make specialty hand-crafted flatbreads, baguettes, doughballs and ciabattas for customers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys.

About the role.  

To have control of engineering parts and components, ensuring engineering inventory is accurately logged, monitor usage, and find new methods / procedures. Working with other teams, you will contribute to technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities. Ensure diagnostic instructions and inventory images are readily available to all engineering staff.


Deliver the inventory CMMS process and support the procurement team with necessary information.
Deliver the engineering inventory strategy.
Construct reports of food inventory management activities, internal performance reports, asset management plans, reports to specific regulators and certifying bodies.
Create, maintain and audit engineering documentation for engineering components.
Organise the logistics and support the procurement of component parts for food processing and packaging assets.
Support the selection of external suppliers, contribute to performance measurement of suppliers within the context of the organisation’s asset management approach.
Manage/respond to breakdowns of food processing and packaging assets. Conduct inventory interrogation to support reactive requests and develop corrective actions to resolve deviation.
Contribute to continuous improvement projects to optimise assets or processes. For example, participate in failure investigations to ensure process effectiveness and to contribute to and implement practical engineering solutions for efficiency and profitability.  

About you.  

Application of Safety, Health and Environmental legislation and procedures.
Good communication skills and effective teamworking
Decision making, negotiating and influencing skills.
Knowledge of spare parts management systems.
Planning works and writing reports.
Reading and adhering to site SOP’s.
Spare parts management and budgetary controls.
CMMS experience.
Continuous Improvement.
FMCG Experience >1 year.  

What you’ll receive.  

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.   

You’ll enjoy:  

A stakeholder pension scheme  
Personal accident Insurance  
Free independent mortgage advice  
Employee assistance programme  
A range of voluntary benefits   
Holiday purchase scheme  
Additional life assurance  
Dental & hospital cash plans  
Discounted tutoring for children  
Access to financial learning tools  
Affordable loans via your salary  
Proud to be and loyal service awards  
Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions     
Proud to be Bakkavor.  

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!  

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