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Transport Team Leader

Who are Arla Foods?

  • We are the UK’s largest dairy company and 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 Burton dairy like?

 We have a vacancy for a Team Leader (Transport Shift Manager) to join the team at our Burton Upon Trent site. You will be leading a shift in the day to day operation of the collection of raw milk from our producers who, as a co-operative business, are also our owners. You will lead a team of drivers operating Bulk Farm collection and Bulk Tanker delivery vehicles. Reporting into the Inbound Operations Manager, you will ensure that daily activity aligns with the business plan along with legal compliance and health & safety.


Create the Future
Closely liaising with Head Office, you will plan and organize the shift to ensure efficient and effective management of the milk collection operation, as the first point of contact for Farmers and resolving issues as they arise. You will participate in route planning, using systems such as Verilocation, Opitool and SAP. As a people manager, you will motivate your team to succeed but also be responsible for day to day training, development, performance management, absence management, discipline and grievances. In a time when managing costs is a key focus for the business.


Grow with Arla
As a business we are committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. You’ll be joining a market leader who produces nutritious household-favorite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.


You are
…an experienced Transport Team Leader or Shift Manager with a National CPC qualification or willing to gain the qualification. You will be a proactive leader with the ability to deliver accurate results under tight and pressured time constraints. You will be IT literate and a great communicator, with excellent people management skills.

Without the ongoing delivery of raw milk to our dairies we cannot produce high quality dairy products for our customers, so this role is essential in achieving our business goals.


Please apply below or contact:


Rachel McDaid- Rachel.mcdaid@arlafoods.com


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?



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