Hovis UK

Warehouse Operative

Hovis UK
Avonmouth, City of Bristol
15 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Warehouse Operative

Location:  Based in Avonmouth

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Despatch Manager


Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business currently operated by The Gores Group as part of a stand-alone joint venture. The Company was created in April 2014 to help release new investment to upgrade its operational infrastructure and reinvigorate the Hovis brand, building on its rich heritage. Nish Kankiwala our new CEO brings a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King.  He has been an integral part of the business for the past 2 years and has recently taken over as CEO.

Hovis have an exciting opportunity as a Warehouse Operative based at our site in Avonmouth, to carry out duties and instructions so that all products requiring to be dispatched are in the correct quantities, the correct quality, and assembled and loaded to the deadlines and standards that are required by our customers.

We are looking for the following candidates:-

  • Attention to detail to ensure products are sent to the correct customer and in line with the customer order
  • Carry out quality and code checks on products as appropriate. To ensure that poor quality items are removed from the order assembly process and replaced with good quality items (thus preventing customer complaints)
  • To actively make and follow through suggestions for improvements, leading to a step change in site performance
  • A work ethnic to constantly improve their performance and in doing so, the performance of the team
  • Decant product as required for the operation
  • Flexibility in a fast moving and changing environment
  • An understanding that Health & Safety is at the heart of everything that we do

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Basic numeracy and literacy essential to the job
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A good sense of importance of good customer service
  • The ability to operate and understand the Put to Light system
  • A good sense of importance of good customer service
  • Knowledge and experience of short shelf life products and daily delivery operation
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work load in a systematic manner


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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