Systems Technologist

Systems Technologist – Bakkavor Barton Bread
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension


The Company

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us. 

This particular role is at our Bakkavor Bread site based in Barton-upon-Humber, close to the Humber Bridge. This factory specialises in making chilled speciality baguettes at high volume and employs over 160 people.  The site is located 14 miles from Hull, 16 miles from Scunthorpe and 24 miles from Grimsby.


The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Technologist to join our vibrant and expanding Technical team at our Bakkavor Barton Bread.

To support the administrative aspect of the Technical Department taking responsibility for the day to day management and maintenance of some or all of the following; QMS, HACCP, TACCP, VACCP, legislation, specifications, technical reports, contaminants & non-conformance logs, complaints, microbiological & nutritional surveillance, pest control coordination and visit compliance.


  • To ensure effective customer communication and contribute to customer audits and visits.
  • To conduct audits as part of the internal QMS. To trend actions and non-conformances and to work with the technical management team on outstanding actions.
  • To maintain the Quality Systems for the business unit / site. This will include internal audits, industry legislation and customer requirements.
  • To support the allergen management system by updating and maintaining the allergen risk assessments with the introduction of new ingredients and products.
  • Work with the team to ensure all changes associated with launches, delists and promo activities are implemented to support the operation teams and achieves the correct deadlines.


About you

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of using customer online systems would be beneficial.
  • Ideally you will have previous experience of a similar role within a fast paced FMCG or food manufacturing environment.
  • Competence to analyse information and accurately record / report in a clear and competent manner, will be key – as will excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • If you are a reliable, flexible and professional individual with first-rate attention to detail and the aptitude to manage multiple tasks whilst delivering to tight deadlines under pressure, this could be the perfect role for you.
  • Great communication skills, written and verbal English and attention to detail.


It’s a platform to build a solid work history from a large multinational company who pride themselves on giving people a chance to reach their potential. 

Please click ‘APPLY NOW’ to be considered for this fantastic opening.



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.


Category:  Technical

Barton Upon Humber, GB

Date:  8 Nov 2023
Req ID:  17127