The Role

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

The Production Manager will 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 within a well-trained team, where there is open communication at all levels with focus upon Continuous Improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain factory performance systems to explain all variances and input to future budgets. Examples include compliance to QAS, GMP, Health & Safety, KPI Boards, line efficiency, waste, yields, give-away, and downtime.
  • Review the forward production plans to ensure all resources (plant, labour, materials and packaging) are in place to optimise and deliver the production schedule.
  • Provide information of issues to the daily production meetings to ensure that all opportunities for improvement are captured and implemented.
  • Ensure the T&A system is maintained daily, clear anomalies, input shift changes, holidays, sickness, absences etc. Create new shift patterns in the T&A system.
  • Implementation of Continuous Improvement - 5 Why's to get to root cause analysis.
  • Actively promote the personal development of all staff; assisting in the recruitment, induction, and ongoing development of all personnel where there is a culture of a competent, committed, engaged and motivated workforce.
  • Ensure the factory meets all company policies, procedures and legal requirements with regard to Health & Safety, environment, GMP, Food Safety and Employment Law.
  • Implement the highest standards within the factory to deliver premium quality products to company specification.
  • Ensure all HACCP procedures are adhered to at all times, and CCP's are controlled within specification.
  • Ensure all start up check documentation is completed to ensure a safe, efficient and hygienic manufacturing area.

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

  • Minimum 5 years' experience within the food industry.
  • Relevant food manufacturing qualifications, including basic Food Hygiene and Health & Safety training.
  • Experience with HACCP, allergens, food processing systems, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Proven people and change management skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • IT literate.

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!