The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for an NPD Manager at our Grimsby site. Here, we manufacture fresh soups and ready meals, for our own brands, under license, and for private label products.

This role is to manage the development and delivery of ‘best in class’ commercially viable products throughout the NPD Procedure, from concept development to scale up for trials & launch for the soup business unit for both branded & Own Label.

This is a temporary assignment as maternity cover.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for product development & all it entails from the initial concept/ brief stage to post launch review.
  • Closely liase with the site team to ensure up to date awareness of customer briefs & critical path requirements.
  • Ensure the Launch procedure is adhered to & all paperwork is completed  accurately  & in a timely manner
  • Build relationships with relevant outside suppliers, customers & agencies in order to understand the latest trends and how to interpret them
  • To manage, motivate and develop student develop in order to ensure smooth running of projects and individual development in line with plan
  • Monitor & distribute workload
  • To understand departmental budget targets & support the achievement of them
  • Working within the remit of the departmental budget
  • Customer relationship management

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

  • Food related degree
  • Relevant experience gained in a similar role
  • Basic financial acumen
  • Good communication skills
  • Team management skills

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!