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Junior Innovation Project Manager - Aarhus

Marketing managers, culinary chefs, digital wizards, innovation project specialists, key account managers and many more – in Arla, we are bringing together an exciting mix of people to help us build up a new organization with the ambition to be the leading foodservice dairy and a true Partner at Heart to our customers in the food service industry.


To succeed with our mission we need talented people in all of our markets, as well as great products for our customers and consumers. We are building a new team to boost the innovation of new products and we need a Junior Innovation Project Manager to join the team.


The job

As Junior Innovation Project Manager you identify growth opportunities and turn them into sustainable business in a close collaboration with a large number of stakeholders across Arla; global and local marketing, commercial teams, product development (NPD), supply chain and product management. You drive the entire process from initial idea to the moment where the final product solution is delivered to customers who will make delicious food for their customers in hotels, canteens and restaurants across Europe and our international markets. You will be the strong Project Manager to drive the process so that we make innovation happen – and ensure that it is aligned with local markets and the stakeholders involved across the supply chain. Work location is our innovation centre in Skejby just outside of Aarhus. in our global market.


As Junior Innovation Project Manager you will collaborate closely with other innovation colleagues and our category teams to jointly prioritise projects. And you will engage with and influence various stakeholders to drive development through a structured process that results in new product solutions for the Food Service business. You are responsible for driving selected projects and your strong commercial mindset will help you make decisions that drive maximum value for all key stakeholders. 


Who are you?

You are characterized by your structured approach and your project management skills. You like to be in charge and to make things happen. You understand that innovation is less about ideas and more about influencing key internal and external stakeholders – and if you have not already experienced this yourself, you will learn.


You may have recently graduated from university with a degree in marketing, business development or innovation. You have a keen interest in consumer and customer insights, know how to uncover them and to transform them into concepts. Previous experience probably comes from a marketing role, or the consultancy business where you have been driving projects including making business cases and worked with numerous stakeholders.


You have vision and drive enabling you to drive projects through a large corporate system. You have a strong commercial mindset and are able to use crucial marketing and financial levers to drive maximum value for business growth. 


Ultimately, if you have the desire and drive to make innovation happen, and wish to see the fruits of your labor served to guests at numerous restaurants or take-away meals, this is the perfect job for you. 


Application and contact 

Please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please contact Sr Talent Acquisition Consultant Hanne Fuglsang at +45 8938 1041.


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


Req. 70692