Process Technologist

Process Technologist

Location: Devizes
Salary: Competitive

Hours/Shift pattern: Monday to Friday, 0830am to 1700pm


Why join us.
We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. Where you’ll be supported to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. As a valued Process Technologist, we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience, and encourage you to rise to challenges and create a career you can be proud of too.


What we do.

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.


About this role.
We’re seeking a dedicated and innovative Process Technologist to join our team. In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of product development and process improvement, ensuring our products meet the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

  • Product Development: Collaborate with the development team to create and refine new products, from concept to launch. This involves conducting trials, assessing ingredient functionality, and ensuring products meet both sensory and nutritional requirements.
  • Process Improvement: Analyse and optimise manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency, quality, and sustainability. You’ll work on reducing waste, improving yields, and implementing new technologies and methodologies to streamline production.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure all products meet safety, quality, and regulatory standards. You’ll be involved in setting up quality control procedures, conducting audits, and ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage projects, coordinating with cross-functional teams including R&D, production, and supply chain to achieve project goals. You’ll track progress, manage timelines, and ensure successful project delivery.
  • Technical Support: Provide technical expertise and support to the production team, troubleshooting and resolving issues as they arise. This includes offering solutions for production challenges and training staff on new processes and equipment.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of trials, process changes, and project developments. You’ll prepare detailed reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

About you.

  • Experience: Proven experience in a similar role within the food industry.
  • Education: Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or a related field.
  • Skills: Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Passion: A genuine passion for food and innovation.


What you’ll receive.
As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.

You’ll enjoy:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Access to MyRewards (Company scheme offering local and national benefits & discounts)
  • Group Pension (including employer contributions)
  • First class training, fast moving environment & excellent career progression prospects.
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary
  • Private Medical Insurance

Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions.

Proud to be Bakkavor.

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!

Find out more and apply.



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 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Process

Devizes, GB, SN10 2EU

Date:  2 Jul 2024
Req ID:  20336