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Leadership and Coaching Manager

Arla Foods Limited
 Aylesbury, GB
Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave, 6% pension
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Location:  Aylesbury, GB

Key responsibilities

Arla Foods UK are looking to hire a Manager to champion leadership and coaching culture at a range of our key Supply Chain sites. Within this role you will challenge processes and practices, identifying and pursuing opportunities by coaching the business on what Operational Excellence looks like. You will be responsible for developing and deploying the leadership coaching strategy.

The role:

  • This role will be leading a global coaching project, to support Arla Foods in the Operational Excellence strategy.
  • Challenges processes and practices identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Execute operational plans or delivers high-profile/specialist projects with a direct impact on functional success.
  • Responsible for governance of Arla Production System (APS) site maturity development and associated yearly assessment and progress monitoring trough Arla Foods KPI’s
  • Co-responsible together with Site Manager for the vitality of the APS, securing a healthy pipeline and transformation of ideas into building blocks and forecast and completion.
  • Act as a subject matter expert at site in tools and processes in the Arla Production System and the link between site and center of excellences.
  • Roll out and anchor the Arla Production System (APS) across sites to increase maturity to unlock full Productivity potential.

Skills and experience

  • Tangible experience in high profile Continuous Improvement projects in a matrix business
  • Coaching and people development experience, in a production/FMCG environment.
  • Leadership and Project Management skills, and the ability to galvanise stakeholders to ‘come on the journey’.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to translate key technical information into digestible materials and content.  

The closing date for this role is 5th February – if you would like a confidential chat, please reach out to Talent Acquisition Partner Patrick Kilbride on

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?

It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails and fake recruitment campaigns on the internet from people purporting to work for Arla Foods. Learn more via this link.

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