Title:  Laboratory Manager

City:  Manchester
Department:  Quality

Manchester, GB, M17 1TU



Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 31,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,300 farmers in Britain.Müller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. Müller UK & Ireland includes:


Müller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain’s private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.


Müller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more Müller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Bliss, Müller Rice, FRijj and Müller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.


We’re recruiting … Lab Team leader

We are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Team Leader to join our Manchester Dairy within our Muller Milk & Ingredients business.


The purpose of this role will be to support the team to deliver quality targets and continuously improve quality performance by coaching and developing our people.


Contract: Full Time Permanent  


Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday


Location: Manchester - Trafford Park 


 Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


  • Provides expertise through chemical & Microbiological technical knowhow
  • Strong influencing and communication capability
  • Uses leadership competencies to guide, motivate and develop team
  • Acts as a coach and mentor for team and others across site
  • Advanced Problem solving facilitation skills using various methodologies
  • Role models and drives performance management systems
  •  Responsible for laboratory budget, management, certification and other QMS duties
  • Create purpose and direction around OGSM deliverables
  • Coaching front line team members, enabling them to solve problems
  • Supports and process confirms operations quality control responsibilities
  • Responsible for development of direct team


Muller Responsibilities:


  • Drives CI opportunities through team
  • Looks and encourages others to find “waste” opportunities in everything that we do
  • Encourages others to seeks out improvement opportunities within the
  • workplace and converts to own CI projects
  • • Owns and delivers CI initiatives and is recognised for these
  • Utilises all available opportunities, enabling others to improve the way we do things
  • Collaboratively works with other teams to improve our business
  • Supports team to demonstrate CI contribution through PDP process


Demonstrable skills, experience and knowledge within the following:


  • HACCP Awareness (Level 2-3)
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Microbiology and aseptic techniques
  • Internal Audit
  • Yellow and Green belt problem solving
  • A3 problem solving
  • Word and Excel
  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Eden Technologist
  • Dairy Science
  • Leading - Building relationships, growing capability and critically reflects
  • Entrepreneurial Agility – Operating with discipline, showing commerciality as well as embracing and enabling change
  • Strategic Thinking – Use technical knowledge to achieve results, encourage and facilitate sharing of best practice, think and act decisively.




  • A competitive salary, monthly paid
  • Access an exclusive rewards platform including your Müller money, health and lifestyle benefits, Company pension, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, home technology and cycle to work.
  • 33 Days Holiday
  • Have pride in what you achieve as a member of a team
  • Be provided with a free corporate uniform
  • Free onsite secured colleague car parking


Contact Details:

F.A.O. UK Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ