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Shift Team Leader- Lockerbie


Lockerbie, GB

Arla Foods, Lockerbie Dairy & Creamery, Dumfries, Lockerbie, DG11 1LW

Shift based role- 4 on 4 off (2 days, 2 nights, 4 off)



  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Pay review
  • Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)
  • X4 annual salary life assurance cover
  • Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform.
  • Strong career development & training (internal and external training)
  • Subsidized staff canteen
  • Access to discounted Arla products
  • Stunning rural location 


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

  • Arla Lockerbie has received c.£73.8 million investment since 2005
  • 60% of our colleagues at Lockerbie have over 10 years’ service with circa 240 staff.
  • 75,000 cows depend on our Lockerbie site to process their milk daily
  • Only  Arla site in the UK to have two factories making cheese and bottling milk
  • We are currently constructing a new AD plant, great opportunity to further expand your
  • We have exciting projects planned for the next 5 years to further grow our site, now is the time to join us on this journey!


What will the role look like?

An excellent opportunity for the role of Shift Team Leader has arisen in our Milk Reception, Process and Production department. You will be responsible for delivering operational plans and setting day to day team objectives including delivery of the site business plan and resolving day to day issues/escalation points. 


You will also be responsible for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and good working environment utilising 5S principles
  • Leading, coaching and developing colleagues and the team based on Our Leadership and Our Character (Lead, Sense, Create) including the annual People Calendar (e.g. Barometer action plans)
  • Assisting the team to achieve their own objectives including training through coaching, hands on support and organisation of resources
  • Responsibility for resource utilisation and the management of all direct reports including investigations and performance management
  • Ensuring a cost efficient and stable production process with emphasis on SIC/KPI
  • Contributing to the development of current processes and ways of working
  • Challenging processes and practices identifying opportunities for CI
  • Implementing the department Business Plan including own objectives
  • Conducting walking tours and process confirmation
  • Enabling daily direction setting meeting (DDS) in order to drive performance
  • Ensuring that their department complies with Arla’s standards in terms of Food Safety, H&S, Environment and carry’s out internal audits to ensure compliance.
  • Responsibility for controlling any emergency issues/situations on site



In order to be successful in this role  you will need to have experience working as a Manager within a manufacturing environment, ideally within FMCG.  You will have a Health & Safety qualification as well knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles. An advanced knowledge of process control systems with a strong understanding of milk production and its related processes would be preferred but not essential.


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.


Please apply using the link or reach out to Olivia Pine, Junior TA Partner at The closing date for this position is the 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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