The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a Process Control Officer at our Histon site. Here, we manufacture a host of ambient sweet spreads and jellies for our grocery brands. These includes Hartley's jams and jellies, Gale's honey, Rose's marmalades, Sun-Pat peanut butter, and the dairy free brand Dream.

Ensures factory and legal quality standards are adhered to whilst providing the necessary technical information and advice to the Operations Team within the designated area of responsibility. The role will report to the Process Control Manager of their area and will communicate issues related to product quality and efficiency. The role is integral in the delivery of fully compliant products in terms of food safety, legality, quality and efficiency. Holders are required to  develop close working relationships with all Site/Factory personnel with the overall aim of driving improvements in themselves and their colleagues.
This is a temporary assignment as maternity cover.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Compliance of products, processes, the manufacturing environment & personnel to current EU and UK food safety legislation
  • Monitor and communicate for compliance to department quality, safety & GMP policies/procedures
  • Advise on food safety issues by involvement in HACCP studies and spoilage incident investigations
  • In a timely manner, assist in the completion of Quality root cause analysis. Support site initiatives to reduce accidents and near misses.
  • Monitor the entire manufacturing process for conformance to critical safety parameters with reference to agreed procedures and limits (in HACCP) to ensure standards of product safety are maintained. Ensuring that all define product testing and operational checks are completed at the required frequency.
  • Monitor compliance to, site quality procedures, product- & process-specifications during processing
  • Provide accurate recipes, which ensure optimum quality and yield. Issuing them in a timely manner to meet production needs.
  • Continually monitor all intermediates, WIP and finished products in the designated area of responsibility effectively using the MOM solution and physically reviewing the product through the production flow.
  • Provide current product attribute and packaging standards along with current SOP’s if required.
  • Intervenes when quality and safety are not adhered to, understanding the consequences of actions taken.
  • Support site teams in CI initiatives for continuous improvement in quality, hygiene and efficiency monitoring during manufacturing.
  • Meet with colleagues within and across function (Production managers, Production Planner, Engineering, Cell leaders, NPD and Operations) to progress internal and external audit findings and corrective actions.

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!