The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Shift Manager at our site in Northallerton. In Northallerton, we manufacture fresh soups and porridge for our Yorkshire Provender brand, and some products under retail / foodservice private label.

The role of Shift Manager is to lead an efficient production shift, optimising product quality, GMP, customer service, cost, margin and Health & Safety. Specific responsibilities include delivering and exceeding consistent performance targets with a well-trained team, where there is a open communication at all levels and a clear focus on continuous improvement.

You will be responsible for the site and take the lead for all factory operations outside of normal working hours. Hours will be days or nights across shifts Mon-Fri & night shifts will only be applicable during our peak periods (roughly Sept-Feb). You must be prepared to work both days and nights.
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage factory performance, in line with Health & Safety, labour, materials, and customer service.
  • Maintain factory performance systems to explain all variances and input to future budgets. Examples include compliance to QAS, GMP, H&S, KPI boards, line efficiency, yields, waste, give-away, and downtime.
  • Review production plans.
  • Provide information of issues to the daily production meetings to ensure that all opportunities for improvement are captured and implemented.
  • Ensure all safety related incidents are fully investigated, and actions implemented to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ensure all hours worked by staff is captured and reported accurately.
  • Provide clear leadership in the recruitment, induction, and ongoing development of all personnel.
  • Appraise performance through Personal Development Reviews and training opportunities for the teams.
  • Lead effective weekly briefings with all staff.
  • Ensure attendance is managed through absence management and completion of return to work interviews.
  • Ensure compliance with all company, technical, and legislative policies and procedures.

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

  • Experienced within the food industry, as a Shift Manager or equivalent.
  • Relevant food manufacturing qualifications, including food hygiene, and H&S training.
  • Experience with HACCP, allergens, food processing systems and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • IT literate.

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!