Area Manager (Preparation) – Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Area Manager (Preparation)

Samworth Brothers

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire


Based at Melton Foods (LE13) Saturday to Wednesday 21:00 – 05:00 (Nights)

Join the Samworth Brothers Family!

Working for Melton Foods, part of the Samworth Brothers Group, a 4thgeneration family business,we offer competitive benefits to all our colleagues including:

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Annual Pay Review and Profit related pay
  • Training and Progression opportunities

The Opportunity

We have the opportunity for you to join our team as Area Manager (Preparation). Within this role you will pro-actively manage and prioritise the daily workload of the Prep department, communicating actions to relevant stakeholders to achieve KPIs in line with expectations.

  • Management and achievement of KPI’s, in relation to production efficiencies, customer service, cost control, people, quality and health and safety through a continuous improvement approach
  • Management, training and development of Team Leaders and their teams to ensure optimum effectiveness and efficiency
  • Co-ordination of permanent and temporary labour during shift
  • Appreciation and responsibility for product quality and safety
  • Undertake and lead key business projects
  • Understanding and involved in the NPD process.
  • Responsibility for all people management aspects of team/s

The Right Person

We are one big team and we look for people to join our business who want to work with others but take responsibility for doing their best every day to help to make the business a success. We also need:

  • Previous management experience
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Understands HAACP
  • Good level of English & Maths (must be numerate)
  • Health & Safety Management
  • Knowledge of managing absence, performance & conduct issues


Melton Foods supply’s premium tier products to some of the major UK retailers and Food to Go outlets, in both retailer own brand and the UK’s largest sandwich brand, Ginsters. We take pride in our family feel within our businesses and work together to make things happen. We can offer you the stability of a wider group as well as the opportunities that that offers if you wish to progress your career with us. We are family and we would like to invite you to be part of that and support our teams in delivering great products to all of our customers.


Samworth Brothers do not engage with unlicensed gangmasters or third parties. Samworth Brothers will NEVER ask you for money in order to provide you with employment. If you are in any doubt please contact an official Samworth Brothers representative.