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Date: 13-Aug-2019

Location: Mitcham, GB

Company: Hovis

A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis, Mitcham.  We're looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to play a key role in supporting Technical Team at Mitcham Site.


Sebon Bakery is considered as a craft bakery. The bakery has three lines producing a mix of bread & morning goods on 2 bread plants, & 1 roll line, producing customer branded products as well as Hovis Bakery Products.


Sebon celebrates its talent throughout the site by strengthening the family spirit and informal environment based on two way communication and employee engagement which has resulted in our reputation as the bakery committed to providing high quality product to our customers in line with the Life Long Customer Loyalty programme.




  • Carry out internal audits and routine food safety inspections
  • Conduct the site traceability exercises
  • Carry out daily taste sessions (Hovis Quality Evaluation)
  • Managing Product quality Standards, from identifying the quality standards to ensuring the factory implements them
  • Managing raw material non-conformances
  • Liaising with supplier and raising derogations for ingredients shelf life when necessary
  • Arranging sample collection and despatch – Finished Product, Raw Materials and Micro
  • Managing raw materials and packaging documentation
  • Involvement in preparing for BRC and customers audits
  • Deliver continuous improvement of both product quality and standards on site.






  • Degree qualified (industry Technical experience will be considered in lieu of qualifications)
  • Knowledge of food legislation and food safety principles
  • Posses good communication skills both written and verbal and must be computer literate.
  • Ability to influence & challenge
  • Committed to incorporating the Hovis values of Quality, Accountability and Trust in day to day functions.




  • Customer facing experience
  • Bakery industry experience
  • Experience with retailers and 3rd party audit/BRC standards
  • HACCP qualification
  • Internal audit training


Location: Based in Mitcham

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Site Technical Manager

Job Segment: QA, Food Safety, Internal Audit, Quality, Finance

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