Production Optimisation Business Partner - Aylesbury & Oakthorpe
Arla Foods amba
Leeds, GB
5d ago

Are you looking for a career opportunity where you lead business improvements through lean and change management across the entire Arla Supply Chain organisation?

Look no further, make use of your experience in lean tools and production as you lead optimisation of your selected manufacturing sites and help encourage a world-class supply chain.

We have vacancy for Production Optimisation Business Partner, to join an international team of 35 colleagues based in 4 countries.

This position will focus on sites in the southwest part of the country.

Job role

As a Business Partner you will work on a range of high impact improvement initiatives at our production sites and as an operational partner to the site directors.

You will coach dairies to increase efficiency, identifying potential improvements and driving workstream activities. You will create strategic and tactical implementation plans, lead and facilitate capability building at site and ultimately, ensure delivery against objectives.

You will partner with specific production sites, Site Directors and Production Vice Presidents to align on objectives and priorities and then working to embed the desired mindset and behaviour within the teams.

To secure long term sustainability of the improvements, you build a culture of coaching and process confirmation. You will identify lighthouse sites where best practice is achieved and then roll out similar initiatives at other sites.

The nature of this positions means you need to be at the sites to deliver, so frequent travel is required and overnight stays.

The majority of the travel will be within UK but occasional trips within Europe will also be a part of the role.


You will bring experience from your previous manufacturing and supply chain positions. It’s great if you have previous experience from the food manufacturing sector but not a requirement.

You have during your career built up a strong experience and toolbox around lean manufacturing and production improvements.

The successful candidate will have the ability to act as a true business partner to the Site Directors which will require you to challenge and probe to find the right solution.

You bring high energy and drive but also the patience, persistence and empathy that is required to deliver a major transformation project.

Further, you have excellent coaching skills and use these successfully to deliver short and long term change.

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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