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Experts - the people who make a difference

Whether we're blending world class seasoning and spices or delivering last minute orders, we consistently do the very best we can

The same principle applies to employing people. We look for the best people, then develop them. We offer the best remuneration we can afford and we always offer equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, marital status, ethnic origin, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or disability, and believe in providing a happier, healthy and safer working environment than most.

Beyond recruitment and selection is the real challenge of staff retention and Dalesman’s philosophy to recognise, nurture and develop talent from within influences several factors in the process. Staff loyalty, retaining specialist knowledge in a unique industry and motivating ‘the people who can make a difference’ to deliver both faster and better, demonstrate success where they remain at the hub of group operations.

Responding quickly to business change our growth strategy, succession plan and philosophy align to identify skills gaps and attract the right talent at the right time.

We pride ourselves on having a high staff retention level of 92%, with the average length of service of staff remaining with the company at 7.5 years.

You will find our latest vacancies here or if we don't have anything available at the moment, please send your CV and details through to as we are always looking for talented and loyal people who can grow and develop with us.

Current vacancies - see below

Production Operative

Ref: | Salary: Competitive | Location: Bradford

The Dalesman Group was established in 1979 and supplies fine food ingredients to the meat, bakery & retail industries. For over 40 years, Dalesman have been manufacturing the finest selection of seasoning, fine food ingredients, culinary and functional blends that have inspired taste and helped engage the nation’s passion for flavourful food.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Production Operative to start as soon as possible, the role offers good opportunities for career progression.

Main responsibilities include:

  • General warehouse duties
  • Working on production lines
  • Cleaning work areas
  • Lifting up to 25kg

Skills and experience:

  • Willing to learn new skills, with a conscientious and flexible approach to work
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • A keen eye for detail is essential
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Ability to follow instructions

Hours of work: Monday to Friday on a two-week rolling shift pattern from 6.30am till 15.00pm and 9.00am till 17.30pm

Contract: Permanent

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV to

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Sales Office Administrator

Ref: | Salary: Competitive | Location: Bradford

The Dalesman Group was established in 1979 and supplies fine food ingredients to the meat, bakery & retail industries. As a sector lead in technology, expertise, quality, compliance standards and customer service levels, we are highly regarded as one of the strongest manufactures in our sector. Our Sales Office team are therefore central to our success, ensuring our customers come first and receive a high-quality service every time.

Due to increased sales activity, we are now looking for an additional Sales Office Administrator to join our growing team in Bradford.

Main Responsibilities
As Sales Office Administrator you will provide an efficient, comprehensive, and professional telesales and administrative service within a small yet busy sales office. You will act as first point of contact, processing sales orders for customers, developing excellent working relationships with new and existing customers, Area Sales Representatives and Business Development Executives.

Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have had experience within a similar role, ideally within the food industry although specific industry (food/ingredients) experience is not essential.
You must have experience of taking high volumes of sales orders by telephone, sales order processing and undertaking associated administrative tasks in an organised and timely manner.

You must have:

  • Sales order processing experience (essential)
  • Experience of working in a busy customer service or sales office administrative role for a similar sized company or similar job role
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain good rapport with customers and colleagues
  • Good computer skills – Windows based software e.g., Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc) e-mail, Worldwide, Access, good Microsoft Excel 97-2003 as a minimum
  • Good organisational and time management ability, whilst working to tight and conflicting deadline
  • Excellent administrative skills

Hours of work:
Monday to Thursday 09.00 to 17.00
Friday 09.00 to 16.30
1 hour lunch

Full-time, Permanent

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV to 

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