The Role

At Hain Daniels we're recruiting for an Operations Accountant to be based at our Grimsby site. Here, we manufacture fresh soups for our own brands, under license, and for private label products.

Whilst reporting to the Senior Operations Accountant, the role is a key member of the site management team, providing challenge counsel and proactive input on the full range of activities to drive financial performance. 

Specific responsibility to deliver accurate, reliable and insightful financial analysis, reporting and KPIs, with commentary and proposals for improvement.  Key outputs include robust monthly management accounts for the site and preparation of budgets and quarterly forecasts, ownership of site product costings, production and critique of capital expenditure and CI proposals.  Ad hoc provision of analysis for decision making purposes, including review and validation of costings, SKU performance and profitability.  Interaction and collaboration with other sites and group finance. Involvement in ad-hoc projects.

The responsibility is for our Soup sites, in Grimsby and Leeming Bar, with your main site based at Grimsby. However, there will be a need to be available to attend meetings at other site and more occasionally across the group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership and review of Standard costs and Labour standards – including regular review, new product launches and ad hoc queries.
  • Preparation of  analysis and commentary relating to key factory performance indicators.
  • Working with factory teams to improve performance through financial support on projects and costings.
  • Preparation of  monthly management accounts.
  • Capital expenditure and CI  proposals – support and challenge and validation for proposed projects.
  • Decision support  providing guidance and challenge.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.

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

  • You will be a Qualified Accountant, with 3 years' experience in industry (ideally FMCG)
  • Proven track record of adding value to decision making and driving performance
  • Robust individual who can partner and independently challenge multi-functional site management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • High degree of task / delivery focus.
  • Excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of operational issues and the impact on commercial decision making.  

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!