Careers at Jordans Dorset Ryvita
How about taking the next step in your career in a business with passion, people who really care and a focus on health and sustainability. Find out more about the teams at Jordans Dorset Ryvita to see where you fit in and view our current vacancies below to take the next step in your career. You can keep an eye out for all of our vacancies by following us on LinkedIn.
Join the JDR team
We’re always on the lookout for brilliant new people to come and join the JDR family. Here are just a few of the benefits available to you if you do:
- All permanent employees are invited to join our discretionary annual bonus scheme.
- A competitive pension plan with matched contributions up to 10%, life assurance and ill-health provision.
- Generous annual leave allowance.
- Access to our exclusive employee hub – JDR Plus – which provides fantastic discounts at over 900 retailers!
- An employer funded health cash plan, allowing you to reclaim the costs of -health and wellbeing treatments including dental, physiotherapy and more! Access to our inclusive family friendly policies.
- A hybrid, flexible working environment at our office hubs.
- Certain roles will also offer a competitive company car benefit & private health insurance.
- Access to our 24/7 Employee assistance programme
- Free products at all of our sites and office hubs and discounted products to share with family and friends
- Cycle to work scheme
- Holiday purchase scheme
- Salary Finance options including salary advances and salary deducted loans and volunteering days.
As part of Central Technical, you’d be involved in the key business projects from concept to launch in both UK and International markets.
Central Technical at JDR is a varied function. We’re made up of of 4 main areas; Artwork and Specifications to include technologists working on both finished good specifications and raw material specifications, Regulatory and Nutrition looking specifically into the nutrition and health of our products, Audits and Supplier Assurance, and a Farm to Folk Regulatory area.
We use our range of skills in science, nutrition and detail orientation, to work to a common goal of ensuring our products are compliant for sale across UK and International markets.
As part of Central Technical, you’d be involved in the key business projects from concept to launch in both UK and International markets. You will work with many cross functional teams, such as Product Development, Marketing, Procurement and Site Technical teams. You’ll get stuck into understanding detail around which raw materials are being used, reviewing nutrition and health claims, assessing nutritional results and ensuring alignment with JDR Brand Standards, through to understanding and applying all relevant mandatory information to packs, and approving this for use.
Being part of Central Technical gives you the opportunity to have an important and rewarding role. It will give you a varied insight into multiple interlinking areas of product compliance, learning something new on a daily basis.
Finance & IT
Supporting JDR to deliver the best value for our customers
Finance & IT
The Finance team at JDR is in touch with many aspects of our business. From the central Finance team – who take care of JDR’s financial control, business reporting and payment processes – to Commercial Finance and Supply Chain finance, there’s no typical day within this department.
Finance/IT plays an important and pivotal role in supporting JDR to deliver the best value for our customers. Finding solutions and making sure there’s a constant flow of accurate data around the business gives us a competitive advantage and helps us all to make timely and informed decisions.
You’ll be working in a constantly changing business environment where accuracy, data analysis and forward thinking is always essential. For example, within Supply Chain finance, you won’t be sat behind a desk all day; you’ll need to get out into the production environment to make sure that our consumers always get what they really want, at a value they appreciate. You’ll be working together with high-calibre managers and production teams to make sure we’re always delivering and driving forward our Continuous Improvement programme. And within IT, you’ll be supporting end-users in a wide variety of software applications, or working as part of a team to implement new production facilities.
In short, your role and responsibilities in Finance/IT at JDR can be far-reaching, affecting real people, with real impact.
Supporting the business to get where it's going
Our brands are only as good as the people behind them, so working in HR at JDR gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the wider business. We work to support our people to be the best they can possibly be and in turn this means we help the business to get where it’s going.
We’re a hands on team who get stuck in to support each other and the business. We’re based across all three UK sites, and out team is structured to business partner closely with the teams across JDR to build capability, engagement and create high performing teams. We partner with either the Commercial or the Supply Chain side of the business which means that we can get to know our customer groups really well, so that we can provide the best possible support for them. Our team also includes a small HR process team, who are dedicated to delivering and continually improving our internal admin, systems and processes.
We are focused on doing the right thing for our people and the business. We want to make JDR a great place to work.
Join our International Team in the UK or abroad, and each working day will bring something new
JDR exports to 80 countries around the globe, with our International business making up around a third of JDR’s sales every year. Whether you’re based in the UK or abroad, a role in the International team is varied and challenging, and could see you working on anything from marketing strategy and in-store activation, to forecasting, product launches and customer care.
As an international business, we reach as far afield as the sunny shores of our Sydney office in Australia, to the frozen landscapes of Scandinavia. Together with a strong European market, we’ve also grown our presence across Africa, Asia and North America.
Our International reach is growing, and our overseas International teams work under large local autonomy, helping to grow our Cereals and Biscuits brands across a huge distribution network. Jordans launched in France in 1993, and has gone on to become the number one brand for Muesli and Crunch Muesli, and is now in the top three of the adult cereal brands. We’re confidently looking forward to significant growth – the Australian market has now become our second largest within International, and across the pond Canada is now our third largest International market.
Manufacturing & Operations
The fast-paced hub of JDR, where you’ll be working with good people and great products
Manufacturing & Operations
At JDR our wholesome recipes are expertly baked, blended, packaged and distributed from our manufacturing sites in Biggleswade, Poole, and Bardney. We like to think of Operations as the engine room of the business, and because people really love our products, we operate 24/7 throughout the year to meet consumer demand. As a result, life in the Ops teams is fast-paced and full of action!
Because we want to deliver superior quality products around the clock, the Operations and Supply Chain teams work together closely and efficiently to ensure that safety and well-being, food safety and quality, and continuous improvement stay at the core of each and every role. As a member of the Ops team, you’ll be forging strong partnerships across the business, and work alongside other like-minded people to deliver great products to our consumers. Each day will be hands-on, with different challenges and new solutions to find, however you’ll also see products and processes evolve, adapt and improve, and be part of a team where ownership and responsibility are truly valued.
Understanding our consumers needs and how our products can deliver against them
Our Marketing team is passionate about clearly understanding our consumer’s needs, and how each of our products can deliver against them.
A key focus of the Jordans Dorset Ryvita Marketing Team is innovation; whether that be working to share exciting new products with the UK and International markets or creating dynamic brand plans to bring our products to life and show where they fit into our customers every day routines.
Every decision we make has our consumer at the heart. That means we really challenge ourselves to stay at the forefront of market and consumer trends, understand emerging marketing platforms and thinking, and continuously work to improve our recipes and product ranges so that they are the best they can be.
We have two brand teams at Jordans Dorset Ryvita – Cereals and Biscuits – which are unpinned by three further teams, Digital, Innovation and Innovation Delivery. This enables us to have a holistic yet fully integrated approach to our marketing strategy.
You’ll be spending each day in a fast-paced environment, working together with teams across Jordans Dorset Ryvita to successfully share our incredible products and their benefits directly with our consumers.
a role in Procurement at JDR will provide you with variety and plenty of opportunities to learn and develop.
A role in Procurement will provide variety, breadth and a chance to develop both functional expertise and wider business experience as you learn and develop. Our Procurement team is involved in anything from buying packaging, to purchasing nuts from South America, or the grain that comes from our farmers in the UK.
A role in procurement helps you the see the end to end processes in the business and gain a real understanding of how JDR works.
As a member of the Procurement team, you might be working with other departments to deliver value from goods and services, or getting stuck into capital projects. Whether you’re negotiating commercial agreements, developing relationships or supporting our sustainability agenda working with international supply chains, a role in Procurement at JDR will provide you with variety and plenty of opportunities to learn and develop.
Using creativity to create delicious new products
As a member of the Product Development team you will be at the forefront of innovation. We are a team of foodies who use their creativity to take new products from concept to launch, both in the UK and internationally. The consumer is at the heart of what we do, and we are passionate to make products that they will love.
The Product Development team bring together food science, technical expertise, consumer insight, sensory understanding and consumer trends to create products that are nutritionally balanced, sustainable and delicious. As guardians of product quality, the product team also lead product changes which can include nutritional improvements, cost optimisation and moving products between production lines.
As part of the Product Development team, you will be in touch with many aspects of the wider JDR business including Marketing, Process Development, Operations, Technical and Procurement. Your role within the team will help JDR stay forward-thinking and support our mission to turn great ideas into real products that make a difference to our consumers and the world around us.
Sales and Category Management
Sales and Category Management
Discover more about building relationships, defining strategies across multiple categories and being at the centre of commercial decisions that drive the business…
In Customer & Category Management you are the face of our brands to our retail customers. Our retailers operate in a fast-paced environment which is both challenging and exciting. You will have responsibility for developing strong relationships, building account plans and strategies to grow both our business and the retailer category. Utilising various data sources and shopper insight to build a robust P&L and bringing it to life through a winning proposition is at the heart of the commercial role.
Become a member of the Customer & Category Management team at JDR, and your role will be about so much more than just sales; you will be creating partnerships both internally and externally, unlocking the opportunities that make Jordans, Dorset and Ryvita win in the retail arena.
Giving our customers the best service & experience
Enjoy exceeding expectations? Like delighting customers and turning hard data into an effective plan? Then this is the team for you...
At JDR, we want to give our customers the best possible experience by always exceeding their expectations with our professional, helpful and high-quality services. Our Supply Chain team turns requests from customers into real life deliveries to shelves across the world. The team includes a diverse range of functions from Demand Forecasting, Inventory & Production Planning, Logistics and Customer Services.
As a member of the Customer Supply & Logistics team you’ll be working on ensuring we meet our customer and company KPIs and are always driving continuous improvement across the supply chain network. You could be handling budgets, perhaps identifying ways to increase efficiency across any of our domestic or International warehouses, manufacturing sites, logistics networks or customer interaction processes.
As a member of the Planning team you’ll be a great communicator, working with many areas of the business in the UK and across the world. You’ll be turning complex, hard data into realistic plans of action, creating supply chain operation plans that optimise our factories and satisfy our customers. Your planning could ultimately see our products shipped all around the world to our customers. Whatever your position and responsibilities within these teams, you can look forward to a fast-paced and dynamic role.
What to expect?
Our recruitment processes are designed to help candidates perform at their best
What to expect?
If you are interested in one of our vacancies, please make sure to submit your application via this careers website as early as possible, some of our vacancies are very popular, so we might occasionally close the vacancy ahead of the closing date. We actively encourage direct applicants, rather than through agencies – that way we can engage directly with you to give you the best experience.
After the vacancy has closed, we will work through all applications and shortlist candidates that we would like to progress. We always do our best to respond to all applicants, but if you don’t hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful this time around, and keep an eye out for any future vacancies you might be interested in.
If your application has been shortlisted, a member of our HR team or the recruiting manager will be in touch with you either via telephone or email to chat through the next steps.
Our recruitment processes are flexible and depend on the candidates and the role. Most processes will involve a CV interview, a competency based interview and a case study-style test, as well as psychometric testing. You will meet a number of different people from across our business, so there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about the business and ask any questions you might have.
If you attended an interview with us, no matter the outcome we will make sure that you get constructive feedback to support your development. Our aim at JDR is to create and nurture a culture where our people feel they belong so that they can bring their best selves to work. We want the same to be true of our recruitment process and so it’s really important to us that our candidates to feel they can be at their best. To support with this, we strive to be as open and inclusive as possible. If you need any additional support with your application or at any stage of the recruitment process, please let our HR team know by emailing: Recruitment@JordansRyvita.com