The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Production Developer to work within our New Product Development team at our Histon Site. 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 and Robertsons marmalade's

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Organising  & distributing sample requests
  • Make repeat kitchen samples
  • Collect/ shop/ order standard and new ingredients
  • Label & pack off samples
  • Organise courier/ delivery
Concept Development
  • Ensure NPD process is followed through scope, concept & approval
  • Ensure customer & brand guidelines adhered to
  • Complete costings (where applicable)
  • Input towards customer submission forms
  • Organise panels & present to internal stakeholders (& customers where applicable)
Process Development
  • Ensure NPD Process is followed through trials & launch
  • Support  trials- set up, gathering data, post trial testing
  • Support completion of Product Files in line with procedure
  • Ensure accurate data collated, reports written & shared
Customer relationship & management
  • Communicate effectively with customer (internal & external) throughout the development process in order to maintain customer confidence 
  • Keep up to date & informed on customer expectations for Development (brand standard, NPD Procedures etc) & ensure teams are briefed accordingly
Team Work
  • Track Spend to ensure Department budget met
  • Offer support to fellow team members
  • Represent RDQ within the business by displaying Hain values
  • Effectively communicate to help actively support cross functional working
  • Help maintain clean & hygienic workspace

Education & Experience:

  • Food related degree and basic culinary skills
  • 1  years product development experience with project and people management skills 
  • Track record demonstrating timely development and delivery of commercially viable products
  • Basic financial understanding
  • Good communication and organisation skills and a proven ability to work cross functionally at all levels

Key Competencies

  • Creates collaborative relationships
  • Deliver consistent results

Key Capabilities and Characteristics

  • Full driving licence
  • Bright, able to think ‘outside the box’, creative & foodie
  • Ability to be flexible in their approach
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Willingness to visit & work out of different factories across the Daniels sites, stay away overnight on business when required and work longer hours when required.

The post holder is also expected to carryout the following duties in order to fulfill the position to a satisfactory level: 

  • Adhere to Company’s Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety Policies.
  • Ensure high quality standards and hygiene are maintained.
  • Adhere to Company Financial procedures.
  • Respect individual and Company confidentiality rights.
  • Demonstrate a positive and committed attitude.
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement.
  •  Show commitment to personal and team development.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary / rate of pay
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday 
  • 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 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 4sites 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 foster inclusion, being curious, owning it and winning together.

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!