The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we're recruiting for an Operations Manager, based at our Corby site. Here, we produce freshly prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, fresh fruit patisserie and fruit jellies for the retail channel.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Operations Manager will lead a designated Manufacturing Unit in the achievement of long-term performance targets of the group and guide its strategic development for the successful achievement of Company aims and objectives.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Formulate, agree, monitor and report on budgets and KPIs for the Manufacturing Unit to enable the site to meet its EBITDA.

  • Lead, manage and motivate the manufacturing unit, coaching and encouraging people to achieve results which meet targets and objectives and support the Company values (e.g. right first time).

  • Formulate, agree and implement a site manufacturing strategy up to six months ahead to meet anticipated business requirements. 

  • Promote, audit, review and recommend developments to Company policies and procedures in order to achieve a safe, controlled and well managed Unit and to protect the Company’s assets and reputation.

  • Liaise and co-operate with colleagues in the Senior Management team to deliver the agreed site manufacturing strategy through the effective utilisation of support functions.

  • General awareness of and encouraging a positive safety culture.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Experience of lean manufacturing
  • Leading, developing and empowering teams
  • Change management
  • Strategic thought process
  • Minimum 5yrs short shelf life chilled food experience
  • Experience of working with M&S
  • Seasonal production management

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. With sales of c£500m, we create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.
Our Vision
To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.
Top Talent across the UK
Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 3,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.
Learning and Development
We offer Management and Leadership Development programmes appropriate to an individual's role and skill level, as well as a broad range of other training and development initiatives, including an extensive e-Learning suite to help self-serve your own development further.
If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!