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Head Baker - Forest Gate

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Date: 17-Mar-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.

A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis we're looking for a Head Baker to lead and develop all shift-based production activities while driving improvements within quality framework by ensuring it is at the forefront of our daily production. You must ensure products consistently exceeds consumer expectation for quality, by being the sites expert baker to  drive the principles of the Quality Strategy.



  • Development of process controls relating to product and equipment specification
  • Delivering Quality Strategy through in depth understanding of bakery processes and recipe development.
  • Keep up to date on bakery trends and innovation; translate this to plant objectives
  • Develop training plans relating to process and fill any development gaps for all employees
  • Successfully implement new product launches on site, by supporting Central NPD team
  • Member of the Hovis Head Baker Team, purpose being to align / agree aspects of approach which benefit the Hovis sites as a whole, sharing best practice, successes and ideas for improvement.


Skills and Experience:



  • Likely to have a minimum of 5 years plant bakery process knowledge and experience
  • Likely to have a minimum of 2 years craft, Test Bakery NPD (ingredients knowledge) or ISB experience
  • Proven training experience
  • Proven competence in driving product and process validation and improvement




  • HNC / HND / NVQ 3 in Bakery / Food Technology
  • Training  /  teaching  / coaching experience in or outside work.
  • Experience of new product introduction processes and implementation



Location:  Forest Gate 
Type of role: Full Time, Permanent
Reporting to: General Manager
Closing Date: Friday 29th March 
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Hovis since 1886



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