Agronomist & Produce Technical Manager

Bakkavor Group
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Competitive Salary + Car/Car Allowance, Bonus & Healthcare
Closing date
21 Sep 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Spalding, East Midlands Region, Yorkshire and the Humber
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Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer in the fresh foods market, specialising in developing private label products for top global grocery retailers and well known international foodservice operators.
In the UK, our customers include some of the UKs best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrison’s, who sell our products to consumers under their respective retail brands.
Working as part of the Central Technical team this role is a senior manager opportunity with ownership of produce from a Group perspective. This is an exciting opportunity where you will engage with produce suppliers across the Group ensuring delivery of key KPIs.

 You will be a self-motivated and organised individual with previous experience in FMCG specifically around the high care produce sector. You will be a strong Technical Manager who has a solid understanding of food safety, supplier management & auditing and will have a background in agronomy or high care fresh produce.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrates strong people management skills
  • Ability to engage with suppliers
  • Customer Auditing experience (M&S ‘field to fork’ direct or indirect would be advantageous)
  • Strong Technical Management experience with exceptional understanding of food safety
  • Computer Literate in all Microsoft packages

Bakkavör Group

Bakkavör Group was founded in 1986. Since then, the business has grown significantly and today Bakkavör Group is the leading provider of fresh prepared foods and produce.

The Group’s vision is to be recognised and respected as the world’s leading fresh prepared foods and produce provider. Bakkavör Group is the market leader in its key market areas.

Bakkavör Group makes over 6,000 products in 18 product categories, which are developed and sold predominantly under its customers’ own brands. In addition to the UK and Iceland, the Group also has business operations in France, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, China, the Czech Republic and the United States and is well-positioned for further expansion.

Our People

Our people and values are vital to our success, especially as we continue to grow rapidly, and our long-term aim is to become an employer of choice and a “good neighbour” in the local communities where our businesses are based.

We run a devolved business at Bakkavör, where managers are given the freedom to make decisions on a day-to-day basis in their business units. This autonomy is fundamental to doing business in our fast-growing markets and means that we require self-starting individuals who thrive in this type of environment.

Alongside this, much work has been completed to ensure that we offer strong functional and professional training and good development and successions, which allow our people to be recognised, rewarded and progressed across the Group.


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