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Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Nottingham, 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 fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Shift Operations Manager to join the team, to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in the bakery. We are looking for a Shift Operations Manager to manage a multi-disciplined team in the manufacturing of quality bakery products and maximising the organisation's capability and resources, ensuring quality is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Working cross-functionally across our manufacturing site, some of the key accountabilities include;
  • Managing a successful team as well as increase process efficiency 
  • Ensuring full compliance with the prescribed Health and Safety and Environmental standards
  • Delivery of collaborative working practices that deliver continuous improvement in all areas of production operations
  • Ensuring simplification and simplicity in approach, to enable effective focus and delivery of business objectives
  • Consistent, challenging and focussed drive toward improvements in performance through understanding and communicating Key Performance Indicators

The ideal candidate will be one that is passionate not only about the work they do but the brand they work for, takes ownership of what they do and is able to influence multiple stakeholders in the right way. They will also be able to focus individuals on specific tasks and behaviours, by bringing a positive, encouraging and consistent behaviour and are able to create a compelling story for the future as well as role model the Hovis Leadership Standards.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • HAACP Level 3 qualified with NEBOSH/IOSH diplomas
  • TACCP & VACCP qualifications
  • Understand manufacturing best-practice and experience embedding these principles 
  • You are an experienced leader, understanding the principles of engagement and empowerment and leading teams to gain optimum results.
  • Experience of SAP system (or equivalent)
  • Experience in FMCG – ideally manufacturing and food
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – ability to influence and persuade
  • Results-oriented, resilient and highly motivated


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 enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, 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.