Despatch First Line Manager

Recruiter
Hovis
Location
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Salary
£Competitive Salary
Posted
11 May 2018
Closes
08 Jun 2018
Ref
HV/11053
Contract Type
Full Time

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 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. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Bradford Site. We're looking for a Despatch First Line Manager, to manage, develop and lead their team to effectively deliver an operationally excellent factory in line with Hovis supply chain business requirements. Working with our production team to deliver on time orders for our customers.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • To manage, develop and lead the team
  • To develop an efficient operation in line with the site plan and key business performance indicators
  • Comply with company and legal standards (safety, hygiene and environment)
  • Lead and develop continuous improvement activity in the teams delivery of quality, value, safety, hygiene, environment and customer service
  • Ensure total compliance to all standard procedures and systems

People

  • Line manage a team of shift and/or days based operatives (organise, motivate, communicate, set objectives, review performance etc)
  • Demonstrate visible leadership for the team
  • Develop the team to ensure a culture of continuous improvement becomes commonplace
  • Encourage teamwork and a supporting environment in order to improve business performance
  • Delivery of a training plan to budget to meet both individual and business needs
  • Maintain team headcount standards, input to succession plans and participate in recruitment if vacancies arises

Functional/Operational Excellence

  • Always comply with all applicable corporate and legal standards (personal safety, transport safety, food safety, quality, hygiene and environment)
  • Ensure the team delivers product quality in line with product improvement strategy
  • Measure and deliver the KPI’s to achieve the business plan (financial, quality, customer service)
  • Ensure continuous improvement to year on year improvements versus plans and targets
  • Ensure accurate performance reporting for all measures required (site targets, KPI’s, team performance etc)
  • Good working knowledge of Hovis HR Policies and processes (performance, conduct, disciplinary, grievance, attendance etc)

Team

  • Be an active member of the site management team
  • Ability to cover for the Logistics Operations Manager in their absence
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of site plans
  • Work with other FLM’s on site to ensure shared responsibility for delivering all KPI’s and targets
  • Conduct regular briefings and communication sessions with the team

Knowledge & Specific Job Skills

Essential

  • Working knowledge of business systems –SAP/PTL/T&T/Isotrack and PM3
  • Ability to create strong and effective cross functional relationships
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and commitment to H&S
  • Excellent Leadership and people management and coaching skills
  • Ability to demonstrate values based behaviours and lead the cultural task of front line employee empowerment
  • Committed to continuously improving personal and team performance
  • IT literate
  • Good numeracy and literacy
  • Experience of working in a Trade Union environment
  • Good communication skills at all levels

Location: Based in Bradford

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Logistics Operations Manager

Closing Date: 25th May 2018

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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