Development Technologist

Development Technologist

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 Development Technologist 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 Detail


As a Development Technologist you will work as an integral part of the development team by producing innovative food products - that can be mass produced without any loss of quality or taste, which reflect our customer's trends and requirements.


You will provide support at all key stages from concept / ideation to handover to the Process Team ensuring a smooth transition


  • Business Communication: Has relationships with relevant functions to support the Development process activity.
  • Customer: Has good overall awareness of retailer development requirements
  • Culinary: Demonstrates an interest and passion within product area.
  • Product Innovation: Able to identify emerging food and market trends with a passion for food and a drive to innovate
  • Business Knowledge: Has a good understanding of the relevant site capabilities.
  • Product Development Cycle: Uses recipe management systems to generate all key recipe information and costings in line with the commercial targets. Delivers all Development tasks to the required standard and timescale.
  • Market Awareness: Is aware of comparative products from all retailers and captures and communicates relevant changes and newness.
  • Pipeline Management: Inputs clear and accurate detail into Sector Pipeline document


You will ideally


  • Excellent organisational, investigative problem solving and communication skills
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • Previous experience of working within a results orientated team
  • Good standard of IT skills to include power point, word and excel



At Bakkavor we’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.



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:  20 Mar 2024
Req ID:  17269