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Bakery Team Manager

Location:  Enfield
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  2937
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  15/07/2022
Date:  15-Jun-2022

As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’* we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the sixth generation starting to join the company, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 15 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 5,000 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies’ to work for.

Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

*Based on NielsenIQ RMS data for the Wrapped Bakery Category for the L52week period ending 31.12.21 for Total Coverage inc discounters, Unit and Value Sales (Copyright © 2020, NielsenIQ)

The Recipe

Are you a Team Leader or Team Manager looking for personal development and your next step? You will be working in a fast-paced food manufacturing business at the top of your game and looking for your next step up.  Our development opportunity will be as part of our manufacturing team within the bakery, this is a great opportunity to develop yourself into a Team Manager role. Supporting the Operations Management team you will have experience of people management.

As “Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand” we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today we are proudly a fifth generation family company supplying 18,500 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to work for. 

Family and values are what makes us different and we are a proud bunch.  Join us and be proud to be Warburtons.

Earn your crust as this position is salaried up to £48,000

Key Accountabilities and Measures

Our Team Managers really do lead and inspire their team; we are looking for strong people management experience including experience of Performance Improvement, absence management and employee relations matters.

As part of the family and manufacturing team you’ll be encouraged to foster new ideas and perspectives whilst driving change at pace.  We’re going on a journey of innovation and of continuous improvement and you’ll be ensuring that the team complies with quality, food safety and H&S standard as well as, identifying and initiating actions as required to produce the best quality product.

This is a great opportunity to recruit, manage and motivate your own team to ensure they personally achieve their goals and targets; with clear communication and clear processes in place, you’ll be able to example key successes in previous roles.   

As a Bakery Team Manager, you’ll be supporting and promoting a continuous improvement programmed to increase bakery efficiency, reduce damage and meet both functional and engagement performance criteria.  Compliance with food safety policies and procedures (HACCP, BRC etc) in order to meet all our visionary and functional requirements. 

Essential Ingredients

  • Able to work shift patterns, nights, weekends and bank holidays as required
  • Knowledge and experience of operating in a manufacturing environment 
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety standards
  • An understanding of food safety regulations 
  • Experience of managing people and leading by example

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.

  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions of 7%
  • Life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service


We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.