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HR Business Partner, (12 months Fixed Term Contract) - Stourton


Leeds, GB

We are currently looking to recruit a HR Business Partner to support our Stourton Dairy and NDC in Leeds on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis.

Reporting to the UK HR Director for Supply Chain, you  will be responsible for partnering with the Senior Site Director and onsite leadership team to support delivery of our strategic and operational plans.


You will have the opportunity to develop and implement a variety of value add HR and operational projects which will drive the changes required to ensure our sites are best in class and consistent with our global supply chain. Projects will include cultural change, leadership development, Lean, CI, performance management, and employee relations.

Whilst a member of the global Supply Chain HR organization, you will work closely with the UK HR function and will be an important part of ONEHR, our global HR function, where communication and shared ways of working are essential to a growing international business.


What will you need?
To be successful in this role you must be fully CIPD qualified and able to demonstrate an insight into the commercial demands of a large manufacturing business. You will also have experience of working with and negotiating with trade unions, with a solid understanding of employment law.  You must possess the proven ability to influence stakeholders at senior manager and director level and have the capability to drive measurable change through your energy and enthusiasm for delivering added value HR best practice in a fast-paced environment. A flexible attitude to your work is essential to be successful in this role, and you will be required to spend time in both the Dairy and the NDC.


Things we’d love to tell you about our Stourton site

  • Our Stourton site takes in 2.2 million litres of milk daily
  • It produces around 660 million litres of the nation’s favourites per year from 16 automated filling lines.
  • From Stourton we produce over 225 SKUs within 10 different product groups, such as Cravendale & BOB filtered milk, flavoured milk, creams, alcohol cream, custards and cottage cheese.
  • The site has received c.£315 million in investment since 2004


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 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, Junior Talent Partner at The closing date for this position is Monday 27th March 2023.

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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