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Product Development, Lifecycle & Category Management Graduate Programme

Bo'ness, Scotland
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date

Job Details

  Applications Close: 22nd Dec                                                                                                                                               Assessment Centre: Jan/Feb 24                                                                                               
Start Date: September 24                                                                                                         
Starting Salary: £27,000 + £1,000 one-off signing on bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                 Are you a passionate foodie? Excited at the opportunity to work with the major grocery retailers? Our graduate roles in development will give you the opportunity to be part of a team, working with chefs, process and operational teams and other developers bringing new products and new recipes to market. Due diligence, paperwork, nutrition, and packaging are all parts of the product lifecycle, as well as category plans.  We work hard to identify the best products for our customers, so if you are on this programme, you will work with different customers and product categories as a part of a customer-focused team, and you will turn your passion for food, ingredients, and ideas into products for the nation! You will gain an understanding of the manufacturing processes, as well as the capabilities of the business, to ensure that products are commercially viable and will support the longevity of our customer partnerships. You could be focusing on idea generation, recipe development and product trials and launches. On leaving the programme you should be aspiring to a Product Manager role.  
You’ll need:
o Achieved, or are expected to achieve, at least a 2:2 honours degree in a discipline that relates to
Food nutrition or Hospitality
o Three months' work experience
o An existing ‘right to work’ in the UK, (minimum 3 years from September 2023) - we are unable to sponsor visas as part of the programme
o A clearly articulated motivation to progress your career in the food industry
o Flexibility to complete three rotational placements, a minimum of two moves, maximum of three (placements can be in any of our locations)                                                      o To align to the Bakkavor Values and represent a good value fit to our organisation           
Discover Bakkavor
We're probably the biggest name you've never heard of. You've almost certainly eaten our food - you just didn't realise it! As global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 16,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's….

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We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. 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. 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.

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5th Floor, 8 Mortimer Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

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