The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for a CI Lead to work at our site 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.

This role will involve the following:
  • To be Continuous Improvement Leader for the site reporting to the Group CI Manager 

  • Enable delivery of gross productivity targets in the order of 10% cost reduction year-on-year ongoing.

  • Provide strategy development for the Manufacturing Unit

  • Business partner the Senior Ops Managers to identify and develop productivity ideas generation and delivery.

  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to the team to develop and engage their behaviours in the move towards High Performing Team ways of working

  • Building a strong foundation within the team  of ways of working aligned to TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) This role will provide hands on guidance and support to all the IL6S pillars laterally with particular focus on developing Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and Preventive Maintenance (PM).

  • Support productivity agenda by teachingA3  problem solving skills and deploying tools to meet targets in regard to cost out and people capability building

  • Use Black Belt problem solving skills to manage multiple projects to target higher efficiency and reduced cost

  • Operate as ‘coach’ to CI programmes assisting candidates in understanding content and supporting sponsors in advancing people through programme

  • Own manufacturing unit  accountability for waste reduction using SQDCM skills and building working teams across the site to achieve reduction targets

  • Rollout as required training programs for  SMED, Kaizen A3 and standard work methodologies and in conjunction with Department leadership team engage the team to effectively utilise and sustain those methodologies

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Projects and administration
  • Building capability
  • Adherence to legislation

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

  • Degree level equivalent education in finance, engineering or business
  • Operational experience gained within manufacturing- ideally food or fmcg
  • Continuous Improvement qualification (ie Master Black Belt)
  • Extensive experience in successful application of Lean and 6 sigma techniques, Kaizen SMED and A3.

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
  • 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!