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Continuous Improvement Area Specialist- Stourton Dairy

Arla Foods Limited
Arla Foods Stourton Dairy, Pontefract Road, Leeds, LS10 1AX
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Operations, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Area Specialist- Stourton Dairy

Location:  Leeds, GB

Days based role


-Competitive salary

-26 days holiday + bank holidays

-Annual Pay review

-Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)

-X4 annual salary life assurance cover

-Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform

-Strong career development & training (internal and external training)

 What will the role look like/key responsibilities?

•Responsible for operational standards in LCO Area

•Responsible for reduction of planned downtime and increase line speed through data analyses and systematic CI work

•Responsible to enable and coach operators and technical operators in operational standards

•Contribute to a healthy, inclusive and safe work environment and role model our character mindset

•Ensure awareness and compliance to quality and food safety requirements within LCO Area

•Owns and leads weekly CI meetings for planned downtime and speed loss applying data analyses, structured

•problem solving and improvement tools

•Owns, analyses and tracks asset performance data incl. data quality and completeness

•Owns plan for improvement of OEE for line(s)

•Ensures that the LCO Areas improvement activities are quantified and reflected in OneCI

•Owns operational standards and corresponding competence development in the Line Team

•Defines, process confirms and improves operational standards including OAC

•Trains & coaches Line Team to ensure performance according to operational standards and secure right

•use of IT systems

•Optimizes existing processes by regularly conducting Kaizen workshops, relevant analyses and process confirmations

•Coordinate & support implementation of new digital tools, products & ways of working and secure onboarding of Line Teams

•Initiates and drives Continuous Improvement initiatives in collaboration with Line Team

•Role models by actively using data and deploying lean and APS tools in a structured way

What you’ll need in order to be successful in the role

•Previous experience working within a milk process environment

•Knowledge of LEAN principles and data management

Things we’d love to tell you about our Stourton Site

•Our Stourton Dairy can intake upto 2.2 million litres of milk daily

•It produces around 660 million litres of the nation’s favourites per year from 14 automated filling lines.

•From Stourton we produce over 225 SKUs within 10 different product groups, such as Cravendale & BOB filtered milk, creams, alcohol cream, custards and cottage cheese.

•The site has received c.£315 million in investment since 2004 and is in the process of a further c£70 million investment program over the next 3 years.

Things We’d Love To Tell You About Arla

•We are a farmer-owned cooperative. That means we are committed to partnering with farmers so they are guaranteed a fair price for their milk.

•We are the producer of Lurpak, one of the world’s most iconic butter brands.

•We are a Danish business, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North America, South America and other regions across the globe.

·Next steps

Please apply via the link or reach out to Olivia Pine, Talent Partner with any questions about the role: The closing date for applications is Monday 13th November.

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?


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