Senior Technologist

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Senior Technologist - Holbeach £33,000 per annum Access to MyRewards (Company scheme offering local and national benefits & discounts) Group Pension (including employer contributions) First class training and fast moving environment The role We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Technologist to join the technical team at our manufacturing site in Holbeach. Managing a small team and reporting into the Technical Services Manager, you will be a people person and be able to lead, motivate and develop others. Your role will be varied and give you exposure to all aspects of raw materials, supplier and finished product specification management. You will lead technical in supplier management of all raw materials used on site, through robust supplier relationships, establishing clear agreed specifications and ensuring all standards and KPIs are met. You will also complete finished product specifications for retailers, manage retailer systems and generate finished product packaging. What will you do? Will manage all aspects of the supplier approval process, taking into account both Bakkavor and Customer requirements Responsible for the safe introduction of new raw materials into the business and work with both NPD and Procurement teams to support business initiatives involving raw materials Undertake audits of existing and prospective new suppliers ensuring all Bakkavor and customer technical requirements are in place and met Will be able to identify emerging risks at site (be that through retailer notification, supplier communication or testing results) and react accordingly Management and completion finished product specifications to meet the critical path and/or customer requirements, ensuring completion to right first time requirements for the retailer To ensure all retailer online systems are reviewed and the housekeeping of site details are kept up to date and accurate Ensure the raw material details entered on the finished product spec are the most up to date and applicable for the launch of the product. Tracking any changes to raw material supply and updating finished product specs accordingly Provide technical and raw material expertise to site and the business Respond to customer queries knowledgeably and promptly Assess vegan suitability of raw materials Maintain the nutritional testing schedule, interpret results and take action where required About you Have experience as a Specifications Technologist or Specification Writing. Be a confident and articulate communicator. Have excellent computer skill, in particular excel Be meticulous with attention to detail Good knowledge of legal labelling and customer codes of practice HACCP/Food Hygiene at minimum level 3 desirable Be able to build strong relationships with others including internal and external customers About us Bakkavor is 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. Bakkavor Pizza is based in Holbeach St Marks, Lincolnshire, and employs over 1,000 employees. It specialises in high volume pizza bakery manufacturing and is one of five factories that are part of the Bakkavor Pizza & Bread sector in the UK. LI-EL1 This job was originally posted as

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