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Despatch Team Leader - Aylesbury

As a Despatch Team Leader at our flagship Dairy, you’ll make sure that the nation get Cravendale milk in their tea each morning, Skyr yoghurt in their breakfast bowl, and Anchor butter on their toast.


This is your chance be a key player at a plant that covers 76 acres and that is 100% carbon neutral.  Being led by an award winning Site Director, this site doesn’t stand still. And neither will your career. We are looking for an ambitious individual who could see themselves eventually joining the site Leadership Team.


So what will you actually do?


As Despatch Team Leader, you’ll support your team on shift and help them to meet their KPI’s. Collaborating with Production, Logistics, and Scheduling, you’ll help to ensure that the site meet their target of 7 trailers loaded per hour.


This is a fast- paced operation, where ambition is championed. You’ll  think strategically, generating long- term solutions and continuously improving the operation. First and foremost though, you will be a people manager. You’ll engage, develop and coach your team,  creating a true talent pipeline within the function. In turn, your manager will develop you.


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


  • Leadership experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A people- focused approach
  • Resilience and the ability to find solutions under pressure


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.


Want to apply?


We are so excited to welcome you to the Arla family.


Please apply via this advert or our careers page. The closing date is Thursday 28th October.


If you have a question about the role, then please contact daisy.smith@arlafoods.com.


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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