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Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Forest Gate, 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 . We’re now searching for a proactive and committed Quality Compliance Manager ready to play a key role in the next chapter of our journey. Please see below for more detail.  


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 aid compliance to the HACCP systems, be part of the team and to deputise as required for the Site Technical Manager
  • 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
  • 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 and deputise as required.





  • Trained auditor
  • Food Safety management experience
  • Structures approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to influence and challenge
  • Assertive
  • Minimum Intermediate HACCP trained
  • HACCP/Pest Control experience



  • Relevant qualification
  • BRC or similar standard trained
  • Strong IT skills
  • Customer interface experience
  • Experience of training delivery


Location:  Based in Forest gate

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent 

Reporting to: Technical Manager

Closing Date:  Friday 24th May

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Hovis 1886 

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

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