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Date: 12-Jun-2019

Location: Dagenham, 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.

A great opportuntiy has arisen at Hovis.  We are looking for a Logistics Team Leader at our Dagenham site to support the operational requirements outlined by the FLM by managing and organising a diverse team of distribution personnel to met order-fill requirements in line with the agreed client loading and elivery schedule, "in time, on time, in full and within agreed budget levels.  In addition, nyou will be responsible for managing the team in a way that supports the Company's ethos on Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement and high work standards.


  • Monitor Helath & Safety compliance within the function ensuring that safety is paramount and that unsafe behavioiur is discouraged
  • Ensure compliance with all busines systems
  • Monitor the daily return of all Primary/Radial and Despatch documentation
  • Ensure the compliance of all Company policies, procedures, processes and systgems applicable to the function
  • Ensure that SOPs and SSOW are applied and that all MHE and associated activities are fit for purpose
  • Allocate and arrange staffing cover as deemed necessary
  • Deal with ad-hoc journey efficiently
  • Ensure employees hours and agency costs are correct and issued at a time agreed with the appropriate Manager
  • Ensure drivers work within Tachograph Working Time legislation and deal effecitvely with any infringements
  • Partake in route/schedule planning
  • Collate daily KPI targets
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of Primary/Radial routes
  • Deputise for the FLM when required
  • Maintain all aspects of customer service levels throughout the operation with particular focus on on time, in full everytime order availability


Desired Skills & Experience

  • ILM Level 2/ILM Level3
  • NVQ/GNVQ equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems (SAP, Microlise)
  • IT Literate
  • Knowledge of a logistics manufacturing environment including HACCP, Food Safety and Health & Safety legislative requirements
  • IOSH
  • Class1/11 Licence


Logistics and warehouse operations

Experience within a FMCG or fast moving goods distribution

Managing within financial constraints

Working within a trade union environment

Shift Working

Change orientation

Quality organisation


Location: Based in Dagenham

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting: Site Operations Manager

Closing Date: Friday 5th July 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK


Hovis since 1886

Job Segment: Manager, Food Safety, Management, Quality

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