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Date: 17-Feb-2019

Location: Erith, 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.


We’re now searching for a proactive and committed Team Leader ready to play a key role in the next chapter of our journey at our Erith bakery in Kent.


A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis we're looking for a Team Leader to play a key role in supporting Operations Team at Erith Site.  To lead the site Operations team to effectively deliver green every day programme and ensure the efficient production of Safe and Legal Food.

Reporting to the Production FLM, the successful candidate will be required to work a shift pattern involving working day shifts, night shifts and weekends. (4 on 4 off shift pattern) 


  • To provide inspirational leadership
  • Ability to effectively lead and engage teams through change management programmes.
  • To manage, develop and lead the site Operations team.
  • To develop an efficient & effective production in line with the site plan and key business performance indicators.
  • To ensure the site complies with company and legal standards (safety, hygiene, environment, security).
  • Creates and delivers the production strategy and area plan and uses their team to ensure continuous improvement activity is in place to drive year on year improvements.
  • HQC+ documentation
  • Demonstrate visible leadership for the site teams.
  • Create an empowering culture and develop a plan to improve employee engagement for  their team and the total site.
  • Work with the team  to ensure a culture of continuous improvement becomes commonplace.
  • Ability to build effective and high performing teams across the site.
  • Encourage teamwork and an inclusive environment so that all employees on site are treated fairly and consistently.
  • Owns and reviews department  organisation structure and headcount standards, ensuring appropriate succession plans, recruitment and development plans are in place.


Desired Skills and Experience


  • Exceptional BB or industry Operations experience will be considered in lieu of qualifications
  • IT literate
  • Good verbal and numerate skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Action oriented and energetic
  • Ability to build effective teams
  • Drive for results – can push self and others to deliver outstanding results


  • BRC & third party audit exposure
  • Food hygiene level 2
  • IOSH managing safely


Location:  Based in Erith

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: First Line Manager

Closing Date:  Friday 1st March 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Hovis since 1886

Job Segment: Manager, Change Management, Management

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