Who are Arla Foods?
We are the UK’s largest dairy company and one of the biggest globally
We are a farmer owned cooperative
We are the creator of household brands such as Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak®, Castello®, and many more of your favourites!
What is our Aylesbury site like?
Built in 2010, covering 76 acres, our carbon neutral dairy in Aylesbury is the very first of its kind in the world! It plays a big part in helping Arla to #feedthenation, producing a staggering 1 billion litres of milk per year.
What will the role look like?
As a Team Leader within the filling hall and end of line packing departments, you will be responsible for managing performance, safety, quality and cost savings. You will be 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. Reporting into the Senior Operations Manager on site, you will have a team of up to 13 colleagues including Technicians and Operatives.
Ensuring a safe, clean and good working environment utilising 5S principles
Assisting the team to achieve their own objectives including training through coaching, hands on support and organisation of resources
Responsibility for resource utilisation and the management of all 13 direct reports including investigations and performance management
Ensuring a cost efficient and stable production process with emphasis on SIC/KPI
Contributing to the development of current processes and ways of working
Challenging processes and practices identifying opportunities for Continuous Improvement
Implementing the department Business Plan including own objectives
Conducting walking tours and process confirmation
Enabling daily direction setting meeting (DDS) in order to drive performance
Ensuring that your department complies with Arla’s standards in terms of Food Safety, H&S, Environment and carry’s out internal audits to ensure compliance.
Responsibility for controlling any emergency issues/situations on site
What do I need?
Extensive experience within people management
Knowledge of Lean principles (Six Sigma qualification would be preferred but not essential)
Excellent people skills, high levels of enthusiasm and a positive attitude to change and problem solving
Management experience within a relevant sector such as food, manufacturing or FMCG would be preferred but not essential
Ability to work on a 12 hour shift pattern including both days and night shifts
What will I get?
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.
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There are 4,000 UK employees, and 19,000 global employees at the heart of Arla. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.
We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?