Development Technologist

Development Technologist
37.5 hours per week
08.30am - 5pm  Monday - Friday
Competitive Salary
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 39 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.

Job Detail


Due to internal promotions we are looking to recruit a Development Technologist to work as an integral part of the development team in 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


  • Have experience within a similar role or a food based degree
  • 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




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

Newark, GB

Date:  16-Jun-2022