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Engineering Manager

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Glasgow, 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 Glasgow for an Engineering Manager to lead the site engineering team to effectively deliver a world-class Engineering service and ensure the efficient production of Safe and Legal Food. 


The Engineering Manager will enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of delivering the best quality product every day, enabling growth in a sustainable way and creating superior value for its stakeholders. 




  • To lead the site engineering team to effectively deliver a world-class Engineering service and ensure the efficient production of Safe and Legal Food.
  • To ensure the best possible resolution is achieved to those issues experienced, to meet the reliability requirements of the Bakery production schedules. 
  • To lead the Engineering team in providing essential maintenance operations, whilst maintaining Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards, abiding by GMP and food handling hygiene standards to provide maximum manufacturing efficiency of the site.
  • Drives a quality culture at all times and in all activities. Takes appropriate action where standards are not acceptable. Ensuring all PPM activities are completed at the highest standard possible and in a timely manner. Actively participating with key stakeholders to continue to drive the best product quality. 
  • Lead and develop an environment of continuous improvement with a safety focus.
  • Ensure accurate reporting processes are maintained and completed as per the standard requirements
  • Lead engineering continuous improvement programmes to optimise volumes and capacity requirements
  • Monitors departmental KPI’s and gives daily feedback to their teams on performance and proactively identifies what needs to be addressed to achieve site targets.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • Food/Drink Industry experience
  • Leadership and people management skills – experience of managing teams in an FMCG environment
  • Experience in managing change programmes in a supply chain environment
  • Action-oriented and energetic 
  • Drive for results – can push self and others to deliver outstanding results
  • Experience of working effectively in a Trade Union environment.




  • BRC & third party audit exposure
  • Food hygiene level 3
  • IOSH managing safely
  • HACCP level 2
  • Electrical Duty Holder 
  • CDM and Project training
  • Six sigma
  • Experience of working in a bakery and Knowledge of basic baking techniques

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.