Senior Process Technologist


Shift: Monday – Friday, days
Business Area: Bakkavor Desserts
Location: Devizes (Relocation package availble)
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Senior Process Technologist

We are the leading provider 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.


Bakkavor Desserts is based in Devizes, Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of three factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.

The Role:

This is an exciting role working across multiple customers and product categories. Reporting into our Process Development Manager with line management responsibility for two Process Technologists; you will work in a key role ensuring that our new products and product lines are scalable to meet our clients’ expectations. You will work closely with our New Product Development and Production teams through production trials and taking ownership of product handover from concept to launch, so you must be comfortable chairing and leading meetings to ensure project timelines are met.

You must be an excellent communicator with a real eye for detail. Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task is necessary, as you will work on multiple projects simultaneously.

About you:

  • Exposure to customer trials and critical path management.
  • Chilled food background is preferred.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Sound operational experience within Process; Technical; Development or Operations.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and influence across different departments, with a collaborative approach to delivery.
  • Effective Project and Time Management skills.
  • The ability to be adaptable, prioritise and juggle multiple work streams at the same time.
  • Able to deliver through others, develop, and coach team members.
  • Food Safety Level 3, HACCP Level 2 preferred.

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.





Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Process

Devizes, GB

Date:  07-Nov-2022