Process Technologist (maternity cover)

Process Technologist – Cheshire sites


We're proud to be Bakkavor


  • Monday-Friday
  • Maternity cover
  • Dual site role – Aston & Crewe
  • Up to £28,000 per annum
  • First class training and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group 


Why join us?

We’re proud to offer you a career with a global leader in the fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to give everyone the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career. To nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards.

What we do.

Our Bakkavor Bread sites based in Cheshire make specialty hand-crafted flatbreads, baguettes, doughballs and ciabattas for customers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Waitrose and our own Pizza Express brand.


About the role.

Reporting into the Senior Process Technologist, you will ensure the smooth transition of product concepts to launch. Ensuring the technical and quality standards are achieved and maximising profitability. You will challenge current factory processes and look for improvements, efficiencies, and will value engineering.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Undertake trials in-line with the Bakkavor and customer requirements and as instructed by Line Manager.
  • Document all data from trials inc. shelf-life, organs etc, comprehensively and legibly for future review; to establish process capabilities and support due diligence.
  • Secure and submit appropriate samples as requested by customer as well as those for analysis e.g. Microbiological, for organoleptic evaluation and for transit trials.
  • Plan and organise resources to achieve the day to day delivery of trials etc, in-line with project timescales.
  • Working with NPD and Operations to establish appropriate quality attributes for work in progress material, assembly and finished product taking into account operational capabilities.
  • Carry out ongoing Process validation of relevant factory equipment to ensure site due diligence requirements are met.
  • Co-ordinate Pre-Production and Launch preparation.
  • Contribute to post launch evaluation of process in conjunction with NPD to ensure process established at launch is still valid for full scale production and implement improvements as necessary.
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment 


About you.


  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexible approach to work and professional at all times
  • Driving license is essential due to multi-site role


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:

  • A stakeholder pension scheme
  • 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
  • Affordable loans via your salary
  • Proud to be and loyal service awards
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions

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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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:  Process

Nantwich, GB, CW5 8DL

Date:  17 Jul 2024
Req ID:  18460