Global Category Manager, Arla Pro - Aarhus


Aarhus N, DK

Do you want a pivotal role in succeeding with our ambitious 2026 strategy to grow Arla Pro on a global scale? Can you develop, implement and drive category plans, and do you thrive from working with cross-functional and international teams? The Bakery Channel is a strategic focus area in Arla, and the ambitious talent will have great opportunities for personal & professional development, joining a high performing team of dedicated foodservice professionals.   


About the job

Reporting to the Category & Innovation Director (Mozzarella & Bakery) and with day-to-day collaboration with the Global Senior Category and Innovation Manager, this role will be pivotal in the delivery of the 2026 strategy ambition for the Bakery channel. As such, you will be developing & delivering the yearly business plans, as well as securing a long-term outlook on future needs to continuously drive value for our customers.


Among others, you can look forward to:

  • Drive the development of our global Bakery Center of Excellence (CoE)
  • Support the Snr. Category Manager in developing and executing on the yearly plans
  • Be an instrumental force in the development of a strong innovation pipeline across global markets
  • Act as the main point of contact for the local markets for innovation projects & inquiries
  • Portfolio strategy & management
  • Manage and drive your own commercial projects  
  • Support our ambitious sustainability agenda  
  • Develop winning value propositions, and drive customer co-creation
  • Brief & approve Global marketing contents/assets


The role is based at Arla´s Innovation Centre in Skejby (Aarhus), and apart from your team, you can look forward to having a wide variety of stakeholders across the whole value chain of Arla.


10-15 days of travel per year are expected.


Who are you?
Like us, you are passionate about food and the things you do! You are characterized by your ability to add ambition and your strong drive, and you possess a highly commercial mindset. Moreover, you have a curios nature and desire to understand our customers’ needs. As this is a role with high exposure, your strong communication and interpersonal skills enable you to engage efficiently with stakeholders at all levels and across a global matrix organization.



  • You hold a relevant degree at master’s or bachelor’s level  
  • You have 3+ years of relevant commercial experience (preferably in an FMCG environment) and a strong marketing toolbox
  • Knowledge about the foodservice market or B2B experience is a plus
  • You are fluent in English


What do we offer? 

Becoming a part of Arla Pro, you will join a professional and fun team with big ambitions. If you want to help shaping the Foodservice industry and put your stamp on an area which is highly prioritised, join a team where we enjoy bouncing ideas around and inspiring each other to push our work forward and to unlock the growth potential for our customers.


Application and contact 

Please apply as soon as possible as we process applications on an ongoing basis. If you have any specific questions about the role that are important before sending your application, please call Mozzarella & Bakery Director Josephine Hybel on +45 8938 1658.


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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