At Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a Head of Operations & Commercial Finance
The role will provide financial support to the Finance Director Hain UK (“FD”) and wider UK teams. The role reports into the FD and is a great chance to develop business partnering skills.

The ideal candidate will preferably have FMCG or Retail experience and a demonstrable record of adding value through sound administration and insightful analysis. You will be required to deliver and meet deadlines imposed by International and the US.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operational finance – Drive improvement in processes, reporting and performance. Designing, implementing business performance KPIs.
  • Commercial finance – Support growth initiatives with Sales and Marketing. Provide “what if” scenarios and provide sales support as needed. Challenge commercial decisions to achieve the company’s targets. Overseeing and managing all activities relating to promotions including learnings and guidelines within governance framework.

  •  Budgeting and forecasting – Responsible for coordinating and collating Annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Challenging and presenting to senior leadership teams. Maintaining short term forecasts identifying any material risks and opportunities.

  • Business Partnering – providing support and challenge across the UK specifically to the logistics and procurement teams where necessary, identifying opportunities and risks to drive the business

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

  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA Qualified Accountant
  • Good experience gained in a similar role
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong commercial awareness

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase 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. 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.

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

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!