Production Team Leader, Westbury

Excellent + Benefits
08 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Team Leader, Westbury

We're one of the world's biggest dairy producers. Join our Westbury site in Wiltshire as a Production Team Leader and improve the way we make food that is loved by millions. We currently have a vacancy within our Butter production department for a shift team leader. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of 25 colleagues in a very busy department, ensuring that the production team and area is managed in-line with the Arla goals and values of Lead, Sense and Create. There are four shifts working 365 days per year 24/7 on a continental shift pattern. Westbury is the home of `Anchor` butter which is one of the leading brands in the UK.

About the job

The butter hall is a fast-paced production area where we produce up to 60,000 tonnes of butter and spreads per year. Safety will be the first on your personal agenda in everything you and your team do. You will work closely with the Production Manager and alongside the three other shifts. The operation includes process equipment, 11 filling lines and a packing operation. You will coordinate different tasks throughout the operation to ensure food safety and manufacturing guideline compliance, coordination of engineering tasks and manage local Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). Service to our customers and cost savings will also be part of the role, working with bright ideas from colleagues to improve the process and reduce waste. Collaboration and team working are fundamental to the success of the Dairy. You will recognise the importance of internal supplier/customer relationships and will enable continuous improvement on site.

What do we offer?

We are committed to professional development. You won`t just be developing our people, you will be improving your own prospects too. We are an innovative forward-looking business that must adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Who are you?

You have outstanding communication skills with the ability to engage, motivate and inspire at all levels. You will have gained experience within a similar supervisory/people management role ideally within a food production environment, with a proven ability to manage against health and safety/food hygiene principles. You will also be familiar with Outlook, Excel, Word and power point and preferably have a good understanding of SAP.

Finally, you will need to possess the personal drive to improve and be confident in taking initiative on your own.


Online as soon as possible please. Applications will be handled as and when they are received. We offer a competitive salary in line with the current market. We look forward to hearing from you.

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