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Shift Team Leader - Westbury

We are on the lookout for an experienced Shift Team Leader to join the team at our Westbury Dairy in Wiltshire, the home of Anchor Butter!

What will I get?


  • 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.


What will the role look like?


As a Team Leader within the butter operations department, you will be responsible for managing performance, safety, quality and cost savings. You will be 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 have 15 direct reports in your team including operatives, technicians and a Deputy Team Leader.


  • Ensuring a safe, clean and inclusive working environment
  • Ensure quality and food safety within the department
  • Be held accountable for continuous improvement in the operations area
  • Developing and fulfilling KPIs relating to safety, quality, delivery, productivity and sustainability
  • Implement and execute the local business plan within your area of responsibility
  • Ensure that your department complies with Arla Food’s standards and policies
  • Liaise closely with other departments such as maintenance and engineering to proactively optimise performance of operations
  • Have a financial understanding and operate within the financial framework set for your area of responsibility
  • Oversee team recruitment, scheduling and safety equipment to ensure a diverse and flexible workforce is working well with optimal shift planning and coverage of absence
  • Administrate health and safety talks and rehab processes


What do I need?


  • Extensive experience within people management
  • Knowledge of Lean principles
  • Excellent people skills, high levels of enthusiasm and a positive attitude to change and problem solving
  • Management experience within a relevant sector such as food manufacturing or FMCG
  • Ability to work on a 12 hour shift pattern including both days and night shifts


Who are Arla Foods?


  • We are the UK’s largest dairy company and one 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!


Please apply below or contact:


Rachel McDaid- The closing date for applications is 28th February 2023.


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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