Müller Milk & Ingredients in recruitment drive for 150 staff

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Müller has substantial in-house logistics operations
Müller has substantial in-house logistics operations

Related tags: Dairy, Training & recruitment

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has launched a recruitment campaign for more than 150 jobs aimed at maintaining customer service levels of over 99% for own-label dairy customers.

The company said it had full time and part time vacancies nationwide, ranging from HGV drivers, driver trainers and driver apprentices, to dairy production and distribution operatives.

“Despite some of the biggest peacetime challenges the UK food supply chain has faced, our business model, which is designed with strategic customer partnerships and first-class service levels in mind, has proved exceptionally resilient,"​ said Jon Jenkins, MMI chief executive officer.

“Despite some of the biggest peacetime challenges the UK food supply chain has faced, our business model, which is designed with strategic customer partnerships and first-class service levels in mind, has proved exceptionally resilient. With an industry-wide driver shortage in 2021, we still successfully delivered over 99% of our deliveries to our retail partners over the course of the year.

In-house logistics

“The key to this success was threefold: the vast majority of our logistics operations are in-house rather than outsourced to a third-party, we were able to work really closely and collaboratively with our customers and supplying farmers to find the right solutions, and of course, none of this would have been possible without the ongoing commitment and loyalty of our hard-working colleagues.​ Our milk can be in fridges within only two days of leaving the farm, but we need great people to make that happen.”

To achieve its 99% service levels in 2021, MMI said it had been able to leverage its logistics partnership with sister company Culina Group, which boasts more than 5,000 vehicles, 22,000 employees at peak and 1.9m2​ of warehousing.

The business is also using its apprenticeship scheme and an in-house 'Warehouse to Wheels' training programme for HGV drivers to boost skills and staff numbers. It is also working collaboratively with organisations like Veterans into Logistics, who help place highly-trained ex-military personnel into work within the logistics industry.

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