The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Senior NPD Technologist for Histon. In Histon, we manufacture a host of ambient sweetspreads and jellies for our grocery brands. These includes Hartley'sjams and jellies, Gale's honey, Rose's and Robertsons marmalade's.

The role of the Senior NPD Technologist is to create & deliver quality branded products through innovation & upgrading which satisfy the business strategies.  Work with the team to develop and deliver the ‘best in class’ commercially viable products from approved product brief to launch, ensuring that the Hain Daniels Group Stage and Gate Launch Procedure is followed principally supporting the NPD Managers


 Key Responsibilities:

  •  Personally demonstrate the correct safety behaviours, ensuring safe operating practices are followed and Complete Near Miss reports
  • To manage the development & delivery of best in class commercially viable products for the branded business  from approved product brief to launch
  • Create and Write new recipes for NPD projects
  • Co-ordinate / carry out daily trial activities, assessing new raw materials and ensuring draft process control documentation is prepared in advance

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

  •  Food related degree or relevant experience
  • 3 years minimum NPD experience, ingredient functionality, analytical laboratory skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Good Communication skills

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday days
  • 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 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 6 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,300 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!