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Production FLM - Erith

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Date: 03-Aug-2019

Location: 2986, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis is one the UK’s leading food brands. In fact, it’s worth over £400m in retail sales. In a very competitive crowd, we’ve continued to demonstrate category leading product innovation & quality. Our brand heritage and most recent performance is testament to this. Unsurprisingly, we have bold ambitions for our business & brand . We’re now searching for a proactive and committed Production FLM ready to play a key role in the next chapter of our journey. Please see below for more detail.  

We have an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader to play crucial role in the site leadership team. Erith Bakery is considered as one of the most complex plants with four lines producing 800g bread – 45 sack , 400g bread – 17 sack, Muffin Plant, Roll Plant, producing Hovis bakery goods as well as customer branded products.


Although Erith is considered as one of the biggest plants ( employing 300 colleagues) we still maintain our 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.


A position has arisen within the Production Department of Hovis based at our site in Erith, for a motivated, driven, forward thinking First Line Manager.  In this role you will contribute to an efficient, customer-focused, warehouse/logistics process through the effective operation of planning, equipment and systems.




  • To provide inspirational leadership
  • Ability to effectively lead and engage teams through change management programmes.
  • To manage, develop and lead the site Operations team.
  • To develop an efficient & effective production in line with the site plan and key business performance indicators.
  • To ensure the site complies with company and legal standards (safety, hygiene, environment, security).
  • Creates and delivers the production strategy and area plan and uses their team to ensure continuous improvement activity is in place to drive year on year improvements.



Location:  Based in Erith, Kent

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Manufacturing Manager

Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Hovis since 1886

Job Segment: Change Management, Management

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