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Date: 08-Jun-2021

Location: Dagenham, 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.


The role:


A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis Dagenham RDC for a Warehouse Front Line Manager to join the business.


The role will be

  • To manage, develop and lead their team.
  • To develop an efficient logistics operation in line with the site plan and key business performance indicators.
  • Comply with company and legal standards (safety, hygiene, and environment).
  • Lead and develop continuous improvement activity in the team’s delivery of quality, value, safety, hygiene, environment and customer service.
  • Ensure total compliance with all standard procedures and systems.


Ideal experiences / Qualifications / capabilities:


  • Supervision or Management within an FMCG customer-facing environment.
  • Successful improvements in KPI and Operational performance.
  • Managing with financial constraints.
  • Working within a Trade Union environment.
  • Training & Development.
  • Team Dynamics.
  • Performance Management.
  • Managing manpower levels and operational KPI’s.
  • Driving costs and achieving budget.
  • Logistics and Warehouse operations



  • Entry-level business requirement at NVQ or equivalent level (exceptional Hovis or Industry Supply Chain experience will be considered in lieu of qualifications).
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems (with experience of PM3, T&T, PTL).
  • Knowledge of Logistics Manufacturing environment including HACCAP, Food Safety and Health & Safety legislative requirements.
  • IOSH


Based at our RDC in Dagenham

4 on 4 off Days and Nights shift pattern

Closing Date: 05/06/2021



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.