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Multi-skilled Warehouse Operative

Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Avonmouth, 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.


Hovis have an exciting opportunity as a Multi Skilled Warehouse Operative based at our site in Avonmouth, Bristol. Reporting to the Supply Chain FLM, the Multi Skilled Warehouse Operative will be responsible for the daily activities within the despatch department, including minimising waste, ensuring orderfill fulfillment of 100%, achieving set targets prior to cut off and achieving objectives set out by the Logistics function.


We have the following shifts available:-

> 10:00-21:00 – 4 on 4 off shift pattern

> Various shifts on the 4 on 4 off shift pattern, start times between 2pm & 5pm (11 hour shifts)

> 14:00-01:00 – 168 shift pattern (see below)


168 shift pattern (all days below are 14:00-01:00)-

Week 1 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Week 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Week 3 – Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Week 4 – Sunday


How will you contribute?

·To carry out all aspects of the warehouse function in order to complete the daily workload within the planned time schedules  

  Always comply with all applicable corporate and legal standards (personal safety, food safety, quality, hygiene and environment).

·To ensure that you deliver to targets set on a shift, on a weekly basis

·To ensure the warehouse function is completed to the highest standard

·To ensure vehicles are loaded and unloaded within key performance indicator targets

·To ensure that products are picked in the baskets correctly using block picking

·To ensure that a high level of housekeeping hygiene is maintained at all times

·Multi-skilled Warehouse Operatives will be trained on the Put to Light picking system and Track & Trace system

·Multi-skilled Warehouse Operatives will be trained and will have the ability to operate within a fast moving warehouse


Average of 39 hours per week


What will you bring?

· Previous warehouse experience is desirable

· A FLT licence is desirable but not essential as in house training will be given

· Successful candidate will be flexible, good attendance and good timekeeping

· The successful candidate will be flexible, motivated and a committed individual with a can do approach

· Will have the ability to work on their own initiative to specific deadlines

· Will have a positive attitude to work and be flexible to meet the challenging demands of the operation

· Will be an effective communicator and be able to develop good working relationships at all levels

· Ideally we are looking for someone who is self motivated, diligent, productive, committed and has the natural drive for results and meeting targets


What do we offer?

· Free on site parking

· Uniform/PPE provided

· Competitive salary

· Grocery Aid

· Learning and development opportunities

· Able to purchase Hovis products at a discounted price

· Benefit scheme called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more.

· Healthcare Scheme to suit everyone

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· We offer 3 levels of pensions


The successful candidates will be highly motivated, focused, reliable and hardworking, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team. In return Hovis offer a competitive salary (including overtime), competitive annual leave entitlement, colleague recognition scheme as well as progression opportunities. Previous warehouse experience is desirable and the ability to work in a fast moving environment. Full training will be provided.


Location:  Based in Avonmouth, Bristol

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Supply Chain FLM

Closing Date:  various roles available, advert will be removed once positions filled. 

Salary:- £27,159 per annum 


Warehouse Worker * Picker * Packer * Warehouse Operative * Factory Worker * Warehouse Operative  * Picker Operative * Packer Operative* Factory Operative*


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.