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Production Line Leader, Bradford

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Date: 16-Nov-2021

Location: Bradford, 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.

To support the Site Manufacturing FLM in the management and development of their team.  The LL will lead their team to effectively deliver an operationally excellent factory in line with Hovis supply chain business requirements.
•    To support managing, developing and leading the team
•    To support the achievement of an efficient operation in line with the site plan and key business performance indicators
•    Comply with company and legal standards (Food safety, health & safety, hygiene and environment)
•    Lead and develop continuous improvement activity within the team.
•    Ensuring team delivers best quality every day,
•    Ensure adherence to compliance in all standard procedures and systems
•    Assist in line managing a team of shift based operatives (organise, motivate, communicate, set objectives, review performance etc)
•    Demonstrate visible leadership behaviours
•    Ensure a culture of excellence and continuous improvement becomes commonplace in the team
•    Encourage teamwork in order to improve business performance
•    Maintain team headcount standards, input to succession plans, team member performance, and participate in recruitment if vacancies arise
•    Build and coach a team to develop a multi skilled workforce to promote job rotation across the department
Functional/Operational Excellence
•    Always comply with all applicable corporate and legal standards (personal safety, team safety, transport safety, food safety, quality, hygiene and environment)
•    Ensure the team delivers product quality in line with business systems and product improvement strategy
•    Measure and deliver the KPI’s to achieve the business plan (Project Gold, SIC)
•    Ensure continuous improvement to year on year improvements versus objective plans and targets
•    Ensure accurate performance reporting for all measures required (site targets, KPI’s, team performance etc)
•    Effective plant scheduling, balancing, and reporting to meet business demand fully utilising all applicable business systems and processes  
•    Delivering full compliance to all business and customer technical standards
•    Ability to cover for Site Manufacturing FLM in their absence
•    To contribute to the development and implementation of site plans
•    Work with other LL’s on site to ensure shared responsibility for delivering all KPI’s and targets
•    Be instrumental in driving the Hovis gold culture in manufacturing
•    Comfortable conducting regular briefings and communication sessions with the team
•    Drive excellent GMP standards within team and embracing CAYG mentality.
•    Entry level business requirements
•    Relevant industry experience
•    Leadership and people management skills
•    IT literate
•    Good numeracy and literacy
•    Experience of working in a Trade Union environment
•    Excellent communication skills  
•    Ability to work on own initiative
•    Be adaptable, flexible and demonstrate a willingness to accept changes in operational requirements at short notice
•    Knowledge of baking industry techniques and associated plant/machinery
Location: Based in Bradford
Type of role: Full Time, Permanent
Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off  2 days/2 nights 
Reporting to: Production Front Line Managers
 Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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.