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Production Shift Manager

Production Shift Manager

Job Title: Production Shift Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wells
Contact Name: Lauri Duncan
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2021 10:41

Job Description

Our story



Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home.


Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf.


Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way.  We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset.  We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet.


And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do


Who we’re looking for

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Production Shift Manager on the Day shift. (4 on 4 off) working times 6am- 6pm.  You’ll be responsible for all the usual KPI’s (like safety, efficiency and materials) but your number one priority will be leading the team and supporting them in making delicious food every day.

Day to day this means clear and regular communication, liaising cross functionally to make sure your team has all the equipment and ingredients they need to succeed and coaching team leaders to assess and improve quality and performance.

You’ll ideally have a background in team management within a manufacturing environment and you’ll need to show us that you’re passionate about success, enjoy getting involved in solving problems and helping us get a little better every day.  Previous experience of managing a team would be beneficial.  Ability to use a PC and experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.

Applicants should be confident communicators able to provide clear direction and deliver briefings to the team.  You should also have a demonstrable understanding of continuous improvement and problem solving techniques as well as the ability to prioritize and delegate to complete tasks efficiently in a timely manner.


What we can offer you


First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career.  We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen.


Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available.


Other benefits include:

  • Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets
  • Annual Bonus based on company & individual performance
  • Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café
  • Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes


Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily.  And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells.


If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the 'apply' button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch!


What you get


Up to 25 days holiday Pension
Life Insurance Bonus
Cycle to work Childcare vouchers
Discount gym membership Free or subsidised parking
Season ticket loan Subsidised cafe
Lots of delicious food to take home