The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Production Manager at our Fakenham site. Here, we have a dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products under the Linda McCartney Foods brand and retail own label.This is a site that has made a large investment into machinery, products and employees and has seen a 30% growth year on year, with predicted consistent growth in the future. If you're looking for job security and an environment where you can further develop your career, we would love to hear from you.

The Site Operational Team is transitioning to a continental shift pattern over the next 2 months, so you must be able to work 12 hour night and day shifts, covering 7 days.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that products are manufactured by your team to required quality and cost as per the production plan.
  • Champion of H&S, Quality and Delivery
  • Staff development is a priority, to ensure succession where required, and to ensure the teams are well trained, and highly motivated.
  • Passionate advocate for our products.
  • Role model for the Hain Daniels Behaviours.
  • Review areas and make and implement suggestions as to how departmental performance can be improved to deliver higher quality and reduced cost.

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

  • Level 3 Food Safety in Manufacturing.
  • Experience in a Supervisory / Management role in the Food Industry.
  • Experience of managing teams in a complex Frozen/Chilled food manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to deliver work requirements in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Dynamic decision maker who is prepared to take responsibility for decisions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP standards for major retailers and to BRC accredited standards.
  • Direct experience of implementing and managing TPM / Lean / Six Sigma would be advantageous.
  • Strong communicator at all levels.
  • Demonstrable People Management skills.
  • Ability to analyse problems / issues and come up with novel workable solutions to improve department performance.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Be part of a growing business
  • Support progression to match our ambition
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • On-going training and development
  • A day off work to support our charity partners  
  • 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!