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Date: 10-Nov-2020

Location: Wellingborough, 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 great opportunity has arisen to join our Flour Mill based in Wellingborough!


You will join our close-knit, small milling team to manage and control all aspects of stock activities (ordering through to reconciliation) within targeted financial tolerances and timescales. This will involve utilising Hovis’s demand plan and current targeted stocks to generate an advanced site manufacturing plan to fulfil the raw material and Hovis supply demand requirements in a fully controlled and effective way.


Your remit of responsibilities will include but not be limited to managing raw materials through to bakery stocks including full stock control and stock control expertise, systems data entry, raw material ordering, financial support (data entry – reports) and compliance related activities.


Some of your key accountabilities  will include:

  • Manage and complete product stock reconciliation in accordance with established company procedures to agreed timescales and financial tolerances.
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) management to established business procedures
  • Produce, maintain and distribute efficient and cost effective plans for all production processes on site in a timely fashion that meets all operational and Hovis service requirements.
  • Advise both internal and external customers of matters affecting their operations and decisions.


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 multiple stakeholders in the right way. We are looking for someone who has the mindset of continuous improvement, always bettering how they manage their responsibilities because there is a degree of autonomy and the ability to further evolve this role.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • Good IT competency including all Microsoft office applications
  • Knowledge and experience of planning processes
  • Understanding of manufacturing process capabilities and constraints
  • Understanding of distribution processes and constraints
  • Knowledge of companies operating systems including aurora
  • Knowledge and experience of stock management and control
  • Be a good communicator at all levels
  • Able to make and take informed decisions required to meet objectives and deadlines
  • Manages administrative tasks in an organised and accurate manner




  • Health and Safety trained to a recognised basic level
  • Trained in communications skills
  • Formal qualifications in the use of all Microsoft office applications
  • A team player
  • Has a broad understanding of the implications of ones decisions


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.