Specifications Technologist



Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Shift: Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 5pm.

Benefits including: Life Assurance (1 x salary), Staff Shop with hot food available, Stakeholder Pension Scheme, MyBargains Discount Platform, Personal Accident Insurance, Free Independent Mortgage Advice, Employee Assistance Programme, a range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental and hospital cash plans), free car parking and more.


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, which is one of the most advanced, innovative and dynamic food markets in the world.  


Bakkavor Bourne, Lincolnshire specialises in making prepared fruit, dressed salads and stir fry mixes. It employs over 1,100 people and forms part of the Bakkavor Meals sector in the UK.


We are looking to recruit a Specifications Technologist to join our Technical team.


Role Accountabilities:

  • Completion of finished product specifications to meet the critical path and/or customer requirements ensuring right first time.
  • Review and completion of finished product artwork checks to ensure the finished product critical path is met.
  • To ensure all retailer online systems are reviewed and the housekeeping of finished product specifications / site details are kept up to date and accurate.
  • To ensure the customer interface internally and externally are managed professionally and in a timely manner and contribute to customer audits and visits leading in areas of expertise.
  • To conduct audits as part of the internal audit team.
  • Administration and inputting of data for customer complaints, KPI reports and analytical data to support the technical systems team when required.
  • Administration and completion of projects to assist in the compliance of the Quality Management System.
  • Administration and completion of the nutritional verification schedule.
  • General office duties, e.g. filing / archiving, laminating of documents.
  • Other duties as required to assist the Technical Services Team appropriate with the level of responsibility.


About you

  • Ideally you will have previous experience within a specification’s technologist role or similar position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to analyse information and accurately record or report in a clear and competent manner.
  • Good IT and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver to tight deadlines under pressure.



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.


What you can expect from us

When joining us you can expect a competitive salary, a strong benefits package and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


Apply now to find out more!




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

Bourne, GB

Date:  12 Feb 2024
Req ID:  18625