Site Manager Southampton

Competitive salary
11 Oct 2017
11 Nov 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Site Manager Southampton

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. Our appointed CEO Nish Kankiwala is bringing a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King.

Hovis Limited employs approximately 3,200 people at 9 bakeries, 6 flour mills and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Hovis is one of the largest bakery brands in the UK and amongst the best known food brands in the country. Hovis Limited also makes Mothers Pride, Ormo and retailer branded bakery products and supplies flour to a range of customers under its Rank Hovis, Fleming Howden and Holgran trading platforms.

FUNCTION : Milling

DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain

ROLE PURPOSE: To deliver Quality, Health & Safety and Financial Performance at Southampton Site by leading the implementation of an agreed change plan that engages the Southampton Site.

Key Accountabilities Key Activities/ Decision Areas




  • Health, Safety & Environment – legal/corporate compliance, no accidents or incidents
  • Food Safety and Food Quality – legal/corporate compliance, no food safety or quality incidents
  • Customer service – no disappointed customers


  • Manufacturing efficiency and yield – continuous improvement
  • Logistics efficiency – continuous improvement

Financial Performance

  • Delivery of direct labour, factory variance, manufacturing overhead, logistics overhead, capital and cash targets
  • Drive improvement in profitability through supply chain efficiency

Team Leadership § Drive awareness and engagement around Health, Safety and Environment, Food Safety and Food Quality to ensure a safe, quality working environment Leadership of Southampton Supply Chain team (>100 employees and sub-contract partners)

Develop high performing team culture through accountability and engagement aligned to our purpose, vision, values and behaviors

Strategic Development

  • Develop and agree a 3 year site change plan focused on quality and safety by delivering the right balance of site structure, effectiveness and efficiency that engages the Southampton team
  • Lead implementation of workstreams to deliver the business plan

Business Development

  • Deliver a safe, clean site
  • Deliver a supply chain cost efficiency and service effectiveness plan
  • Develop and maintain senior relationships with key stakeholders
  • Business Management
  • Implement and maintain effective business management processes aligned to Hovis Ltd governance matrix
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting processes in line with business requirements
  • Manage delivery of customer service and operational performance targets
  • Rank Hovis § Ensure Rank Hovis Exec team are fully informed on Southampton mill
  • Leadership performance and align the Southampton site to Rank Hovis Milling Ltd requirements and policies

Key Outputs / Metrics People Interfaces

  • Safety, quality and service targets and year on year improvement
  • Yield and efficiency targets and year on year improvement
  • Manufacturing overhead and Logistics overhead targets and year on year improvement
  • Supply chain cost per tonne improvement
  • Employees, sub-contract partners and trade unions
  • Free Trade Milling Exec and Leadership team
  • Commercial and Procurement stakeholders
  • Supply Chain and Technical stakeholders
  • Key suppliers
  • Key customer contacts
  • Relevant industry contacts
  • Essential role related knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience at selection
  • Senior level leadership experience within supply chain
  • Personal credibility and gravitas with senior customer contacts
  • Proven people leadership and management of a cross functional team
  • Evidence of ability to manage manufacturing and logistics functions
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Ability to evaluate and manage risk and contingency
  • Proven ability to develop and manage relationships
  • Evidence of the five practices of exemplary Leadership (ref. Couzes & Pozner)
  • Strong track record of delivery of non-financial and financial targets
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentational skills
  • Health & Safety- IOSH/ NEBOSH Standard
  • Food Safety/ HACCP level 3 min-level 4 desirable

Closing Date: 8th November 2017

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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