Senior Development Technologist

Location
London
Salary
£28,000 to £33,000
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Development Technologist

London
25 days holiday
37.5 hours per week

 
SALARY / BENEFITS
£28,000 to £33,000
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
 
COMPANY/ SITE DETAIL
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.
 
In London, Bakkavor Meals employs over 2,400 people across three sites and a distribution centre in the Park Royal area.  These sites specialise in making chilled ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments, and are part of Bakkavor's Meals sector which has eight factories in total in the UK.
 
DUTIES:
 

  • 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 plan, 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.

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