Hain Daniels in Fakenham are currently recruiting for a number of Production Team Leaders to work nights. Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products under the Linda McCartney Foods brand and retail own label. 

Shifts are Monday to Thursday 6pm to 6am (12 hour shifts, fixed days)

The Team Leader will be a visible point of contact within the production areas for all staff. To manage the day-to-day efficient running of the meat free operations to deliver competitive advantage, optimising customer service, innovation, quality, and cost in a safe working environment.
To efficiently manage the storage, control, supply and movement of all materials, packaging and finished stock within the area, minimising waste at all process stages.

Key Responsibilities

 High Performing Teams
Lead the production area so the operating teams are engaged, productive and have a clear focus on problem solving, team work and working to standards.
Build trust through effective leadership and skill application of people management processes (investigations, attendance, recruitment, safety, performance) and open 2 way communication through daily huddles.
Support Production Operations
Working cross departmentally to manage the operating teams to convert material into work in progress of finished product by formally executing the production schedule. Use the Short Interval Control process and adopt the daily rituals to deliver and fulfil the whole production plan. Complete stock daily as per the schedule
Identify, Rectify and Report Production Issues
Support the operating teams by rectifying issues as they arise or escalating as appropriate to other areas of the business. Highlight, cross departments, any production issues as they occur including: process, equipment, and product quality and safety issues. Document the issues according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and report them for further investigation and problem solving.
Lead Standards
Lead safety behaviours by example and use the Make It Right programme as a mechanism to drive standards. Drive near miss reporting and take ownership of any accident/incidents in your area.
Drive food safety in your area through the completion of dynamic good manufacturing practice reviews. Continually monitor critical control points to deliver compliance. Check that standards set within production area are adhered to through coaching and observing standard work. (Quality, Safety, Operational and People).
Control start-ups, Changeovers and Shift Handover
Lead the area so all of the operating teams are working to the SOP for start-up, change over and shift handover. Monitor all documentation to validate completion, coach team members to use standard.

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

  • Team Leader experience or equivalent within the food industry.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Food industry, processes & equipment.
  • Demonstration of Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement experience.
  • Up-to-date understanding of relevant legislative policies and procedures.
  • Appreciation and understanding of Health & Safety.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced Food Hygiene would be desirable.
  • You will be required to work 12 hour night shifts.

What can we offer you?

  • Rate of pay £13.69 per hour inclusive of 10% shift premium.
  • Be part of a growing business
  • Support progression to match our ambition
  • On-going training and development
  • 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 5 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,100 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!