Development Assistant

Administration Assistant – Development 


Competitive Salary
37.5 hours per week
08.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued Administration Assistant   we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.


Bakkavor are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees develop and produce 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.


Job Purpose


Work as part of the Development team to support the administration of the Development Activity.


Role Accountabilities:

  • Business Communication: has relationships with relevant functions to support the Development process activity
  • Customer: Supports hospitality for customer and high-profile visits
  • Facilities: Ensures working environment e.g. kitchen/office is maintained to acceptable standard
  • Product Development Cycle: Completes routine administrative tasks including courier bookings, writing product labels, copy product data e.g. title/weights/ingredient decs from online/back of pack in to pre-agreed templates
  • Product Development Cycle: Collation of ingredients, samples and packaging in response to requests from the relevant Development team.  Review standard factory product against factory QAS and escalate to Technical where non-compliance, ensure these are sent to the relevant development kitchen via courier against agreed timescales.
  • Product Development Cycle: Supports the development function with shopping requirements and collecting samples arriving on site for site based tasks/meetings from Goods In/Reception.
  • Behaviours: Reliable, attention to detail, flexible, organised, diligent, conscientious, presentable, personally accountable, fast paced, resilient, alignment to BV values.


Person Profile:

You will be organised, flexible and self-motivated.


You will have:

  • Good PC skills 
  • Valid driving licence (dependent on location)
  • A willingness to learn and grow into the role and business
  • A can-do attitude and strong work ethics


You will be:

  • Pro-active and reliable
  • Flexible
  • Conscientious




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:  Development

London, GB

Date:  23 Mar 2024
Req ID:  18774