Production Team Leader/Shift Manager, Lockerbie

Pension, DIS
13 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Team Leader / Shift Manager, Lockerbie

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Tickler®, and Lurpak® - names like these, make us a vital, natural part of everyday life in over 100 countries around the world. At the heart of our business are 19,000 global employees and every single one of us plays an important role. Together we build on our €10bn turnover and continue to grow our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

Challenging and rewarding opportunities:

We have 2 openings for Team Leaders to join the our Cheese Production team at the Lockerbie site, which is one of the largest processors of milk in the UK converting over 500M litres of milk per annum into high quality fresh milk, cheese, butter and whey products. The Cheese Process Team Leaders will be responsible for delivering operational plans and setting day to day team objectives including delivery of the site business plan and resolving day to day issues/escalation points during the shift. Currently there are 2 shift patterns in operation and hours of work include weekend and shift working on a rota basis 24/7.

We're looking for someone who gets the best out of others, who will lead, coach, motivate and inspire your people to perform on a day-to-day basis. You'll be responsible for production mapping and planning with a real focus on achieving the departmental objectives which support the site business plans. Your role will also involve carrying out work environment audits, managing wastage and getting involved in project work. Above all, you will strive to drive continuous improvement at all times by taking an innovative, creative approach and using your imagination to develop ways of making things better.

Ability to make critical decisions and motivate, lead and develop:

With the proven people management and team leadership experience this role demands, you will also have experience of working in a food/factory environment and of project work. You will need to be highly PC literate, with any knowledge of SAP an advantage. It would also be ideal, but not essential, if you have a Food Technology or related qualification. What is essential is that you have an open mind and a pro-active approach towards developing your people as well as new initiatives.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.

Application and Contact:

Please apply as soon as possible but no later than 25th June 2017.