Technical Services Technologist

Technical Services Technologist


Location - Bakkavor Bo'ness


Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Working Hours: 08.30 – 17.00

Days of  Work: Monday - Friday


Benefits Package:       
34 Days Annual Leave p/a
Life Insurance
Flexible benefits package 

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group


We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued Technical Services Technologist we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.


About Us:

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.


Our Business:
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.


Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give you a sense for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.


The Role:

Typical duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility of export inbound due diligence including management of internal systems, verification of supplier due diligence.
  • Effective communication with site technical teams, procurement and suppliers to collate and apply information relating to the export process.
  • Verification of outbound accuracy and investigation/response to any internal or external queries.
  • Coordinate and contribute to monthly vet attestation audits. Coordinate product traces with operations team, collating relevant raw materials due diligence, populating vet attestations.
  • Review, amend and manage the internal export procedures.
  • Maintain open communications with all teams involved and communicating the impacts on the process where appropriate.
  • Supporting site raw materials team in collating due diligence and liaising with suppliers on any emerging issues.  
  • The role requires a quick learner who can handle large volumes of data and is accurate with their work.


About you:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making and communication skills, alongside the ability to analyse basic information, summarising and reporting this in a clear, competent manner.


What you can expect from us:

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


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

Boness, GB

Date:  22 Mar 2024
Req ID:  19214