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Title:  Laboratory Teamleader

City:  Manchester
Department:  Quality

Manchester, GB, M17 1TU


Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 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 more than 1,700 British farmers.

The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer's Top 100 list of Britain's Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.


We are currently looking to recruit for a Laboratory Team Leader to join our Manchester Dairy within our Müller Milk & Ingredients business. This successful candidate will strive to enable the team to deliver quality targets and continuously improve quality performance by coaching and developing the Müller Laboratory team.


Key responsibilities:


  • Provides expertise through chemical & Microbiological technical know how.
  • Strong influencing and communication capability.
  • Uses leadership competencies to guide, motivate and develop the team.
  • Acts as a coach and mentor for team and others across site.
  • Advanced problem solving facilitation skills using various methodologies.
  • Acts as a role model to the team and drives performance management systems.
  • Responsible for laboratory budget, management and other quality mangagment system duties.
  • Create purpose and direction around objectives, goals, strategy and measures.
  • Coaching front line team members, enabling them to solve problems.
  • Supports and confirms operations quality control responsibilities.
  • Responsible for development of direct team.


Muller Responsibilities:


  • Drives continuous improvment opportunities throughout the team.
  • Looks and encourages others to find “waste” opportunities in everything that we do.
  • Encourages others to seek out improvement opportunities within the workplace.
  • Owns and delivers continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Utilises all available opportunities, enabling others to improve the way we do things.
  • Collaboratively works with other teams to improve the Müller business.
  • Supports team through the personal development plan process.


Demonstrable skills, experience and knowledge within the following:


  • HACCP Award - Level 3
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Microbiology and Aseptic techniques
  • Internal Audit
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Fit for Leadership
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel
  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Report writing
  • Dairy Science


The Process


If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role, please apply at


Contact Details:

F.A.O. Hire To Retire Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Donnington Wood Business Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7GJ

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