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Operations Manager

Key responsibilities

People manager leading management team and staff, participating in developing and implementing strategy, culture, safety, service and financial goals, and responsible for target setting and optimisation within own department. Managing a transport centre collecting and delivering milk and derivative products.

  • Responsible for managing, coaching and developing own management team and staff.
  • Responsible for and managing the operations budget for the transport centre.
  • Responsible for building a people focused safety culture at the depot, whilst ensuring excellent service levels.
  • Participates in the development of inbound logistics strategies and business plans.
  • Converts business plans into action plans for the transport centre.
  • Communicates all relevant company-specific standards and applicable legal requirements to dairies and employees.
  • Responsible for forecast, quality, risk and resource optimisation in the transport department.
  • Creates and ensures cooperation with key stakeholders – dairies and suppliers.
  • Chairman of the work council.
  • Chairman and budget responsible for the health and safety committee.
  • Independently manages the operating location.
  • Ensures overall maintenance of buildings’ washing facilities and machinery.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders – farmer owners, dairies and other key relationships.
  • Suggests solutions for improvement and resource optimisation.

We are looking for a proven, resilient leader who can demonstrate the ability to lead a large team within a high paced, agile fresh operation.


Key skills:

  • Proven people management experience
  • Customer centric
  • Strong communicator
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise tasks under pressure
  • Strong decision maker


Educational background/Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within management preferably from a logistics or transport company.
  • Experience with leading transport operations is an advantage.
  • CPC required.


COVID-19 Notice:

We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.




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