The Role

Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a CI Cordinator at our Gateshead site. In Gateshead, we manufacture freshly prepared fruit for both the retail and convenience channels, as well as key foodservice partners. We make high quality, delicious food-to-go products.

This role is to support and sustain the existing Orchard Way management system by providing hands on approach to Factory departments in improving performance and acting as a change agent. Achieve improvements within the company’s safety, environmental and quality frameworks whilst developing team work & CI culture.
Key Responsibilities
    • Project duties include identifying improvement opportunities, establishing action plans and ensuring actions are completed to deliver projects in timely manner with full stipulated financial return.
    • Operational duties include coaching staff, day to day problem solving activities and auditing key processes within the Orchard Way management system.
    • To develop existing processes and assist with the introduction of new working practices, lean techniques and new site technology (working closely with multi-disciplinary teams).
    • Support in the development and implementation of improvement plans with the factory management team.
    • Provide practical support to factory in relation to problem solving and efficiency improvements. Play a key role in resolving manufacturing and supply chain issues using problem solving techniques.
    • Understand and work with raw material and equipment suppliers to develop resolution to problems and develop improvement plans.
    • Departmental support may include off line training, coaching and hands on methods of practical support, guidance and delivery in continuous improvement techniques and application.

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

    • 6∑ Green Belt,
    • NVQ level 2 Business Improvement Techniques
    • Project management exposure
    • CI Implementation experience gained within FMCG
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
    • Extensive working knowledge of: 5S, SMED, Root Cause Analysis, SIC, OEE & other lean techniques
    • Driving License 
    • What can we offer you?

      • Competitive salary / rate of pay
      • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday OR XXXX hours / days
      • Option to purchase an additional annual leave
      • A day off work to support our charity partners
      • Flexible working options
      • Pension
      • Medical benefit
      • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

      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!