The Role

Hain Daniels are recruiting an Own Label Project Manager who will be part of the marketing team based in Histon. In Histon, we manufacture a host of ambient sweet spreads and jellies for our grocery brands. These includes Hartley's jams and jellies, Gale's honey, Rose's marmalades, Sun-Pat peanut butter and the dairy free brand Dream.

You'll be a member of the Marketing team working to deliver the Hain Daniels Own-label projects across the Grocery business.

The purpose of the role is to lead all own label projects covering: New product launches, product upgrades and amends, label and packaging changes and product delists. The core focus of this role to deliver profitable and timely own label projects through liaison with external and internal stakeholders. This role may suite a Senior Brand Manager who has previously run projects and is comfortable leading and motivating a project team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading project team for all own label projects
  • Managing project scope and recommendation of cost saving options outside of specification where appropriate.
  • Leadership of best practice process, commerciality to ensure optimal factory efficiency and customer profitability and consumer acceptability
  • Ensure strict adherence to the Stage and Gate process including monthly reporting to PMR on Own Label pipeline, with clarity on where critical path can be condensed to meet time pressures and ability to challenge NAMs/Retailers on lead times.
  • Challenge and support NPD team with retailer quality benchmarking panels
  • Lead cross functional site teams across two locations to ensure good working relationships and projects delivered in timely manner

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

  • Degree Level Qualifications ideally in business related subject

  • Project Management experience with customer facing responsibility

  • UK market Own label/retailer branded project management experience (FMCG background)

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • 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!