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Allied Bakeries Jobs

Allied Bakeries are one of the leading bakeries in the UK, producing the Kingsmill, Sunblest and Allinson brands amongst others. They produce an extensive range of loaves, crumpets, muffins, rolls and wraps that are stocked in major supermarkets across the UK.

The company was founded in 1935 by Willard Garfield Weston, and originally comprised just seven bakeries. In their first year of business the company made a profit of £50,000. Last year their profits were almost £500 million.

They are a division of Allied Milling and Baking, which is part of a much larger international business, Associated British Foods (ABF) plc. ABF employ over 100,000 staff and have a turnover of £11.1bn a year.

As well as supplying major retailers with the county’s leading brands they also supply certain retailers with their own branded bakery products.

This year the company commissioned their largest bread manufacturing plant in East London, which will have the capacity to produce 10,000 loaves an hour.

Jobs at Allied Bakeries

In order to maintain their market lead they are keen to invest in new product development. Employing extensive market research into customer attitudes and behaviour, they are always developing innovative products that consumers are looking for.

Allied Bakeries see quality and service as essential in maintaining their position as leaders in bakery goods in the UK. As well as NPD they require skilled people for roles in Sales, Logistics and HR.

Some examples of the many opportunities include,

Hygiene Technician

Somebody in this role would have a knowledge of hygiene methodologies and the use of hygiene chemicals. The company places a strong importance on Safety First culture and would expect all staff to comply with company safety policies. They would be required to take responsibility for designated tasks and also to actively ensure hygiene and safety in all areas of work.

Manufacturing Manager

Experienced managers are needed who are well motivated, and have a good understanding of food manufacturing.

They will be expected to coach technicians, manage the delivery of KPIs and adhere to health and safety standards. Qualified with a food related degree, they would be accountable for the delivery of top class performance.

There are plenty of opportunities to progress, and employees will be challenged to reach their full potential. Allied Bakeries are focused on long-term goals, so if you can demonstrate your potential then there will always be the opportunity to really make an impact. If you have the enthusiasm and pride in work then Allied Bakeries might be the perfect place for you.

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