Development Technologist



    Development Technologist


    Competitive Salary37.5 hours per week08.30am – 5pm Monday – FridayHighly competitive rewards package including Group PensionExcellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

    We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued Development Technologist we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to 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.Job Detail

    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 transitionAccountabilities

    • 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

    • 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

    At Bakkavor we’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.

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