The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Category Analyst 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.

This is an exciting role that acts as the link between Orchard House and M&S,helping to develop and maintain strong, professional relationships whilst delivering towards daily strategic commercial objectives.

Working across categories – Prep fruit, Drinks, Dessertsspecifically within Food to Go

On a day-to-day basis you will monitor and analyse sales performance,developing recommendations with the aim of increasing forecast accuracy, drivingsales, minimising waste, and maximising product availability. You will identifytrends and seek opportunities to drive the category forward and continually addvalue to both the supplier, retailer and customer.

This is split role requires 2-3 days per week commute to London and the rest of the week at the site in Corby.

Key Responsibilities

    • Review performance and build an accurate and robust forecast based on customer demand, historic sales, event uplifts, seasonality etc.

    • Continual analysis of product area ranges

    • Post event analysis to assess the success of promotions and work with M&S teams to determine which is the most effective mechanic by growth metric

    • Pulling reports and run data at the request of OHF & M&S

    • Attending weekly meetings at OHF & M&S (sales meetings, food huddles, quality panel) 

    • Working closely with ranging team at M&S to understand what products are sold in what store formats, and how we can add value and ensure products are being sold in the right place

    • Work closely with planning to ensure they aware of any changes to forecasts, orders, etc. in good time

    • Propose initiatives around new business ways of working to drive optimisation and benefits within the retail supply chain

    • Work closely with NPD and provided trends and data to support with in the process of exisiting and new product development

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

        • Confidence in building strong relationships

        • Competent with Excel (pivot tablets, generating reports, VLOOKUP’s, etc.)

        • Ability to analyse and interpret large amounts of data

        • Strong IT skills to develop templates and tools for all to use

        • Strong verbal and written communication skills

        • Attention to detail


          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!