Quality Systems Technologist

Quality Systems Technologist (Food Production)

Location: Harrow
Contract Type: 12 month FTC
Salary: 29,000-31,000 per annum

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Systems Technologist to join the Technical team at our Pizza site based in Harrow. It specialises in making chilled pizzas, employs around 850 people and is situated in North London, with good public transport links available. 


The role


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, legislation, specifications, technical reports, contaminants & non-conformance logs, complaints, microbiological & nutritional surveillance 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 areas.
  • 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 creating specifications and artwork, using customer online systems would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of food labelling.
  • Great communication skills, written and verbal English and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adjust daily workload and ability to prioritise tasks in order to meet customer requirements (both internal and external).


About us 
We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.





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:  Technical

Harrow, GB

Date:  27 May 2023
Req ID:  13118