The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a Team Leader at our Fakenham site. The Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products under the Linda McCartney Foods brand and retail own label.

To manage the day-to-day efficient running of the meat free CRM factory operations to deliver competitive advantage, optimising customer service, innovation, quality and cost in a safe working environment.

Specific responsibilities include delivering KPIs with a well-trained team whilst supporting and delivering a culture of continuous improvement and development.

To efficiently manage the storage, control, supply and movement of all materials, packaging and finished stock within the areal, minimising waste at all process stages.

To deputise for Shift Manager during absence or holiday.

Key Responsibilities

    • Control all aspects of Operations by the efficient management of a Lead Operator and operatives.

    • Ensure the appropriate storage of equipment, materials and chemicals.

    • Comply with all health and safety and legislative requirements.

    • Ensure all relevant KPIs are maintained, monitored and communicated to the team.

    • Ensure all standard operating procedures are up to date and operator compliance.

    • Ensure accurate and efficient data control – timely compliance with Quality Control records, use of movex and scada, and all other relevant paperwork/systems.

    • Through effective regular meetings with peers and team ensure that all opportunities for improvement are captured, evaluated and implemented.

    • Control and manage the training and coaching of all operators, ensuring any time bound training is captured and updated.

    • Interface with customer/technical visits.

    • Maintain a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping.

    • Introduce Visual Management.

    • Maintain and update H&S Risk Assessments, complete regular Tops Talks and Near Miss Reports.

    • Conduct root cause analysis investigations e.g. 5 ‘whys’, to support improvement activity and non-conformance.

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

    • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate would be desirable.
    • IT literate, especially with Microsoft Packages.
    • An understanding of Movex, Scada.
    • Team Leader or similar experience within the food industry.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the food industry, processes and equipment.
    • Demonstration of Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement experience.
    • Up-to-date understanding of relevant legislative policies and procedures.
    • Effective interpersonal 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!