Quality Systems Technologist

Quality Systems Technologist – Desserts Highbridge

Salary - £23,500.00
Monday to Friday, Days
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

The Company
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. 


Bakkavor Desserts Highbridge is looking to recruit a Quality Systems Technologist to provide Technical expertise, to our customers, suppliers and throughout the business, advising of legal, safety and quality standards and providing specialist technical support to all functions.


Your responsibilities:

  • 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, this work includes data entry, trending, filing, information requests, co-ordination of actions, change management procedure and communicating to relevant parties


  • To conduct audits as part of the internal QMS. To trend actions and nonconformances and to report into the relevant forums. To work with the Technical management team and communicate outstanding areas & additions to standards to ensure compliance with all current relevant standards, COP and legislation


  • Work with the team to ensure all changes associated with launches, delists and promo activities are implemented without out any disruption to support the operation teams and achieves the correct deadlines.


  • To deputise and support others in the Technical team in all tasks as required and be flexible to cover different work, also to be involved with projects as requested






Essential skills

•             Good IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office

•             Can work in a team as well as on own initiative

•             Good interpersonal skills

•             Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

•             Keen eye for detail


Desirable skills


•             Level 3 Food Safety/HACCP

•             Internal Auditing

•             Minimum 1 years experience in working in a similar role within the food industry.

•             Ability to solve problems/offer solutions





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

Highbridge, GB

Date:  9 Feb 2024
Req ID:  18551