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Date: 25-Jul-2019

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis is one the UK’s leading food brands. In fact, it’s worth over £400m in retail sales. In a very competitive crowd, we’ve continued to demonstrate category leading product innovation & quality. Our brand heritage and most recent performance is testament to this. Unsurprisingly, we have bold ambitions for our business & brand .



To ensure the site is compliant with Hovis central standards and site food safety, Quality, legal processes and procedures as well as the requirements of BRC global standards for food Safety.



  • Accountable for compliance against Central Technical Standards & BRC Requirements
  • Responsible for managing, coordinating and leading external audits.
  • Key interface for day to day technical issues.
  • To lead compliance and update the HACCP systems.
  • To actively participate in the daily operational meetings and communicate any audit findings that need action.
  • Manage all aspects of the site Quality function to ensure compliance.  This includes overall responsibility for:
  • 1.)All Test plans and product conformity monitoring and trending.
  • 2.)Non conformances and food safety/quality incidents.
  • 3.)Technical procedures and standard ensuring both accuracy & efficiency.
  • Responsible for the management of the Internal Audit Programme, including GMP/Hygiene, GHP & internal QMS audits.
  • Work closely and support the sites trained auditors to ensure bakery standards are effectively audited.  Train new auditors as required.
  • Ensure resolutions to issues raised through audits are closed out in a timely manner and to a standard that will prevent reoccurrence.
  • Manage the Corrective Action programme for the site to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with the Hygiene Manager to ensure hygiene standards of the bakery are of the highest standard.
  • Work with the operations and engineering teams to enhance food safety, quality and product knowledge.
  • Manage the process of serious complaint investigations, leading the site complaint investigation team and ensuring root cause and effective corrective & preventative actions have been carried out in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of food safety & quality training programmes.
  • Manage the training, development and performance review for the Technical team.  This will ensure that all team members are competent to perform their roles within the Technical structure.
  • Assist the Site Technical Manager and deputise as required.



Skills and attributes:




  • Qualification in food safety and quality (min level 3)
  • Trained auditor
  • Food Safety management experience
  • Structured approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to influence and challenge
  • Assertive and able to work on own initiative
  • Minimum Intermediate HACCP trained
  • HACCP/Pest Control experience



  • BRC or similar standard trained
  • Intermediate Microsoft IT skills
  • Customer interface experience
  • Train the trainer and experience


Location: Based in Bradford
Type of role: Full Time, Permanent
Reporting to: Technical Manager


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Hovis since 1886

Job Segment: Manager, Food Safety, Internal Audit, Management, Quality, Finance

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