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Logistics First Line Manager

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Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Dagenham, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis is one of the UK's leading food brands.  In fact it is worth over £400m in retails sales.  In a very competitive crowd we have continued to demonstrate category leading product innovation and quality.  Our brand heritage and most recent performance is testament to this.  Unsurprisingly we have bold ambitions for our business and brand.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced FLM to join our despatch team at our Dagenham RDC To manage daily control of picking, loading and delivery activity of all products.  In addition, you will be responsible for the smooth, safe and efficient running of the Logistics department in order to maximise operational efficiency whilst maintaining the required standards of internal and external customer service in line with Hovis Supply Chain business requirements, ensuring “On Time, In Full”, product delivery to customers with minimal waste.




  • Manage, organise, develop and lead a proficient team of high performing, KPI compliant, and fully mandatory trained Logistics personnel.
  • Develop an efficient operation in line with the Site Plan and Key Business Performance Indicators.
  • Ensure the Company Health & Safety policy is consistently applied throughout the functionLeading by example to ensure compliance with all Health & Safety and Environmental legislation and Company practices.
  • Ensuring that safety is paramount and that unsafe behaviour is discouraged, promoting a zero accident and incident culture.
  • Ensuring that all team members are trained in all aspects of safety performance. 
  • Comply with all Company and Legal standards including Health & Safety, Hygiene, Road Transport and Environmental Policies.Ensure compliance with all business systems including SAP, PTL, T&T.
  • Ensure that SOPs and SSOW are applied and that all MHE and associated activities are “fit for purpose”.
  • Lead and develop Continuous Improvement activity in the team’s delivery of Quality, Value, Safety, Hygiene, Environment and Customer Service.
  • Ensure practical day to day compliance to all standard Company policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  • Control employee hours and agency costs.
  • Investigation and facilitation of disciplinary issues.Control holidays and lieu days in accordance with site policy
  • Ensure the completion of distribution administrative tasks on a daily / weekly / period basis, giving explanations and actions taken where there are variances against budget / standards.
  • Contribute to a successful and effective team environment.
  • Deliver on KPI’s.Facilitate and monitor completion of EDR’s.


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Closing date: 7 September 2019

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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