Development Technologist

Development Technologist - Meals

Cumberland – London
Competitive Salary
25 days holiday
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 25 locations, developing and producing 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.
In London, Bakkavor Meals employs over 2,400 people across three sites and a distribution centre in the Park Royal area.  These sites specialise in making chilled ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments, and are part of Bakkavor's Meals sector which has eight factories in total in the UK.

Amazing opportunity to work with one of our strategic customers on new concepts using your knowledge of the market and trends as well as our factories capability to get the right products that will delight and excite the consumer.  You will project manage from concept all the way through to launch working cross functionally and on multiple projects to ensure they are ready for launch date.
Your responsibilities:

  • Innovate new products and processes in response to customer briefs to maintain and grow a creative catalogue of products for our customers
  • To motivate and inspire direct reports up to Development Technologist level to achieve personal development and continual improvement.
  • Manage focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for our customers and the business.
  • Able to develop new products to meet internal and external standards and requirements for a broader area of responsibility
  • Presents new product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross functionally
  • Overall awareness of comparative products from all major retailers/competitors
  • Working to a critical path plans, organises and controls resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and timescale.
  • Monitors and benchmarks product quality of new and existing products and raises issues with Development Manager

What you will need
Experience in a food related role, a passion for food and an eye for detail. You must be able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadline and ever evolving briefs which will delight our customers.

Monday to Friday 8.30 – 17.00



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:  Development

London, GB

Date:  23-Nov-2022