The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager 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.

The Technical Manager will have overall responsibility for the sites technical function: to lead, guide and develop reporting members of the team, and to establish and maintain a culture of high technical standards in all site staff; to build strong relationships with all customer representatives, and to ensure full compliance with their technical requirements. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deputy to Head of Technical (Fruit Division)
  • Overall responsibility for all technical aspects of the units covered, ensuring, through a team of experts and robust internal and external auditing programmes, that the site operates to high technical and compliance standards, ensuring food safety, legality and quality
  • Building strong partnerships with all customer representatives.
  • Management of technical crisis situations.
  • Trouble shooting and continuous improvement.
  • Feasibilities for new products and equipment to site, adopting robust change control procedures.
  • Part of trained audit team on site, contributing to internal and external audit programmes.
  • Management and coordination of customer and third party audits.
  • Maintain site standards to ensure compliance with legal, customer and company requirements.
  • To provide relevant technical reports into various aspects of the business and ensure these are used a management tool for continuous improvement.

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

  • Degree / HND in a Food or Science discipline.
  • Lead Auditor qualified
  • Experienced as a Technical Manager in a similar role.
  • Chilled experience essential
  • Evidence of strong customer relationships.
  • Proven track record of successful customer and third party audits.
  • Demonstrable understanding of systems which control food safety, legality, and quality. E.g. HACCP, GMP, Hygiene.
  • Internal and supplier auditing experience.
  • Good understanding of Food Microbiology.
  • Good understanding of food labelling.
  • IT literate.

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!