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Site Quality Health & Safety Specialist - Stourton

Arla Foods Limited
Arla Foods Leeds NDC, Leodis Way, LS10 1NN
Competitive salary (salary discussed at application)
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Site Quality Health & Safety Specialist - Stourton

Location:  Leeds, GB

Arla Foods Stourton NDC, LS10 1NN

Monday to Friday, days based role

12 month Fixed Term Contract- Maternity Cover 

Arla Foods are looking for a Site Quality Health & Safety Specialist to join the QEHS Team at our Stourton National Distribution Centre (NDC).


  • Competitive salary (salary discussed at application)
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Annual Pay review
  • Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)
  • 4 x annual life salary assurance
  • Flexible Benefits- buy additional annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform.
  • People agenda commitment to training and development
  • Access to discounted Arla products
  • Most importantly- a cheese hamper at Christmas!

What will the role involve?

Reporting into the General Manager,  you’ll drive the QEHS culture on site, providing health & safety as well as technical expertise. You will implement Arla Food’s QEHS standards and policies, ensuring that we maintain the relevant certifiable standards, customer demands, legislation and site standards in a cost- conscious manner.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Contributes to ensure Arla Foods QEHS standards/policies, relevant certifiable standards, customer demands, legislation and site standards are implemented within area of responsibility.
  • Contributes with specialist knowledge about products and/or processes in designated area of expertise.
  • Participates in quality-related projects and shares specialist knowledge to deliver continuous improvement both on-site, in business groups and with the Group QEHS team
  • Acts as a service provider or internal consultant by collecting and communicating relevant technical and quality information to help in problem solving and development in the business.
  • Provides risk assessment and crisis management support when appropriate and contributes to the resolution of issues.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the management system.
  • Supports and drives development and maintenance of relevant data and databases.
  • Financial understanding and work within the framework set by corporate finance, as well as being responsible for managing QEHS budgets
  • Gathers, monitors, analyses and reports on quality information and data.
  • Provides relevant reports to site and business group management as applicable.
  • Drives the Health & Safety culture and mindset on site, ensuring a healthy, inclusive and safe working environment.
  • Carries out internal and external audit.
  • Responsible for handling and resolving customer-related QEHS issues.
  • Liaises with customers in relation to reporting, investigating issues, complaints, queries and coordinating of customer audits to support and enhance customer satisfaction.

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

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven background & experience working in an FMCG/food manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of BRC standards and customer audits
  • Experience adhering to health & safety standards within a behavioural heath & safety environment
  • Qualifications such as; HACCP level 4, Food Safety Level 4 and NEBOSH be preferred.

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 experimented with poo powered trucks (google it- you won’t regret it), and built the world’s first ever 100% carbon neutral dairy. All as part of our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change.
  • 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 using the link or reach out to Olivia Pine, Talent Partner at Arla Foods. The closing date for applications is 24th June 2024.

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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