Senior Development Technologist

Senior Development Technologist - Newark

Competitive Salary
25 days holiday
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

We’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Senior Development Technologist with plenty of support and opportunity. And empower you to drive your own success and 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.

Bakkavor Desserts has four sites across the UK covering a wide range of products including Cheesecakes, Trifles, Tarts, Cream Cakes, Potted Desserts, Hot Eating Desserts and Morning Goods. This role is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire working as part of a large development team.

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

We are looking for an highly motivated, energetic development technologist with 1-2 years’ experience from a similar FMCG role within the food industry. The key skills required for this role are:

  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Strong organisational and critical path management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to engage and communicate across the business.
  • Creative, resilient and self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Team Player


We’re proud to deliver outstanding quality, service, and value to our customers. We’re proud to be the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK. And we’re proud of the hard work, quality focus and loyalty of our people. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


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:  22 May 2023
Req ID:  14547