Process Control Manager

Process Control Manager United Kingdom

Full Time United Kingdom 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

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. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working. Family is also important to us, with many of our sites having multiple generations of the same family working in the team! 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.

The Role:

To lead their bakery site in driving product quality and consistency through robust process control and the application of baking skills. To monitor conformance to the agreed process control points highlighting and addressing non-conformances within their control and working with the central process improvement team in the development and implementation of targeted improvement plans to continually improve product quality and consistency, including improvements in plant equipment, baking process/control and people capability. The functional expert within their site for the baking process.

To drive bakery process and recipe control to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of delivering the best quality product every day, enabling growth in a sustainable way and creating superior value for its stakeholders.

  • To ensure the consistent quality of our product through robust process control and management.
  • To ensure our products consistently deliver the agreed quality
  • To be the subject matter expert on the baking process at Site
  • To drive the principles of the Quality Strategy and be the site ambassador for Quality
  • To actively engage and drive process control and baking knowledge transfer to all operational teams/levels

Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a technical, operational or quality related role in industrial baking.
  • Experience of managing, motivating and influencing teams.
  • Commercial awareness: understanding cost of quality and manufacture. Understanding cost / benefit analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills: Influential: Persuasive: Impactful verbal and written skills.
  • Proven training and coaching capability.


  • Health & safety qualification
  • Food hygiene qualification
  • Baker qualification
  • Experience of new product trial and implementation

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.

Process Control Manager
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Jon Jenkins
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
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