The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for an NPD Technologist to be based at our Corby / Orchard House Foods site.

The purpose of the role will be to maintain the on-going development of new and existing products for your business area, in line with the strategic plans and ensuring margin aspirations are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the NPD kitchen, sample requests and ingredient ordering.
  • Support the Development Team through your innovation of new products and processes.
  • Build strong relationships with both your internal and external customers, by understanding their needs and delivering to these.
  • Present facts and figures clearly and accurately to customers in a supporting role.
  • Have a good awareness of food trends and be able to use this information in your developments.
  • Have a general awareness of comparative products from all major retailers and coffee shops.
  • Plan and organise time to deliver concepts to an agreed quality and timescale.

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

  • Relevant food qualifications, with a real passion for food and health.
  • Self-motivator, enthusiastic, showing a can-do approach.
  • Good presentation, influencing and communications skills.
  • Computer literate.

About Us / what we do:


At our Corby site we manufacture freshly prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and fresh fruit patisserie and fruit jellies for the retail channel. For over 30 years, Orchard House Foods have remained the UK’s market leader in ready-to-eat fresh fruit products, fresh fruit patisserie and drinks for leading UK retailers. Our commitment to innovation and NPD is renowned, as is our investment in our people. Our manufacturing sites and processes are some of the best invested and cutting-edge in the industry and are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturing, Grade A.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.