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Bulk Despatch Operative

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Date: 12-Oct-2021

Location: Erith, 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:


  • To be part of the Despatch Team, responsible for the distribution and processing of bakery products to our national sister sites.    Using track and trace systems by way of HHT (hand held terminal)
  • Fork lift truck or Rola truck experience would be advantageous, along with warehouse systems experience e.g. PTL and SAP.
  • To attend and contribute to any and all training as supplied by the company.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to improve their skills through personal development, training and coaching.
  • To be part of a strong and competent team.

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.