Development Technologist


Proud to deliver high quality products and develop a high-quality career. 

 
 

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
 

Why join us? 

 

We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. 
 
 

About the role. 

 

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
 
 

 

Role Accountabilities

 

  • 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

 

About you. 

 

  • 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

 

What you’ll receive. 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  

 

You’ll enjoy: 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.

 

 

You’ll enjoy:

 

  • Life Assurance (1 x salary)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Staff Shop
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • MyBargains Discount Platform
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary
  • Private Medical Insurance (after 5 years service)
  • Free Carparking – Site dependant

 

Proud to be Bakkavor 

 

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 

 

Find out more and apply. 

 

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Bakkavor

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 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 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
Location: 

London, GB, NW10 7RQ

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Req ID:  19671