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Date: 21-Oct-2021

Location: High Wycombe, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 

 

We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people; they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Bakery Technologist to join our Technical team, to support Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in bakery.

Working with the central technical team, some of the key accountabilities include;

Producing bread and other bakery products in the test bakery under controlled conditions to support product improvement and ingredient changes.

Complete and report the assessment of products from plant trials and test baking against the required specification.

Complete and report weekly assessments of site bread quality.

The ideal candidate will be one that is passionate not only about the work they do but the brand they work for, takes ownership of what they do and is able to influence their colleagues in the right way. They will display positive, encouraging and consistent behaviour.

 

Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:

 

Essential Skills:

  • PC literate
  • Self starter – can work on own initiative
  • Team worker
  • Interest in Food Science
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good organisational and time-management skills
  • A’ Levels or equivalent in Technical subjects
  • Attention to Detail

 

Desirable:

  • Bakery skills
  • Food Industry knowledge
  • Driving Licence

Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions

 

Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.