Production and Technology development manager, Taw Valley

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®,  Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. 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 an amazing opportunity at our Taw Valley Dairy for a Production & Technology Development Manager (PTD Manager) to join the senior management team reporting to the Site Director.


You will be responsible for identifying and handling improvements within production and technology development and manage the capital expenditure process and projects whilst creating the future direction. You will ensure the Taw Valley world class lean journey continually improves while engaging everyone, building a culture where the team can excel and be at their best. With a small team reporting in to you being People manager responsible for the planning of , target setting for and optimisation within own department.


The successful candidate will have a significant track record in Dairy Science or Innovation, Project Management and Continuous Improvement leadership roles within a fast paced manufacturing environment. An inspirational leader, you must be able to inspire the site leadership team, creating compelling direction. You must be able to link site and company objectives to departmental business plans with the ambition to deliver stretch targets, demonstrating decisiveness and agility whilst taking appropriate risks. Strong coaching, mentoring and role modelling skills are essential to inspire other people's behaviours and build commitment. 

A thorough knowledge of Lean tools and techniques is essential, but just knowing the theory is not enough. You must be able to demonstrate a quantifiable track record of delivering projects and improvements at all levels.

 In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.

Application and Contact

The closing date for this role is 31st May 2017.

Please apply via this LINK


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