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New Product Development Manager, Family Nutrition - Arla Innovation Centre, Aarhus

Is your mind set on innovation, and are you looking for a job where you combine theoretical know-how of food technology with hands-on product development in an exciting category with an international focus?  


This could be your chance to join a large global company with focus on innovation. Based in state-of-the-art innovation center in Aarhus and working closely with our markets and key production sites, you will work around the Innovation team in our Family Nutrition Category and Stronghold NPD team. So, if you are passionate about working in a fast pace environment and creating the future of brands such as Dano and Milex, then this could be the next career move for you.


Invent and develop powder based dairy products of the future


Your main goal is to develop powder based products in close collaboration with our international markets. Family Nutrition centered around providing nutritious milk based powder products to different tiers of consumer segments in our key international markets. You will be technical lead on a number of development projects of varying size and, with hands on approach, you will drive the activities from start to finish. This position puts you in a unique position to have a major impact on the future success of the organization. 


We need you to be a technical specialist, but also have the ability to think strategically and work closely with multiple stakeholders throughout the organisation. Other main responsibilities will include:


  • To turn concepts into innovative products in order to give Arla a commercial advantage in close cooperation with markets
  • Lead product and process-related product development activities including feasibility studies towards supply chain, handling recipes and ingredients , recipe finalization, cost management, quality assurance, legal assessment and market implementation 
  • Plan, implement, evaluate and document experiments in lab, pilot and production scale
  • Solve advanced problem related to product and quality problems. Actively participate in pilot plant testing of new processes and products
  • Focus on final application usage to ensure correct product functionality
  • Gain and use consumer insights and priorities time for creative ‘think out of the box’ activities
  • Challenge processes and practices identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.


Inventive and innovative - and able to challenge the status quo


You have a background within food and beverage technology (powder technology experience being advantageous) or science at Master’s level topped with minimum 3 years’ experience within product development. If you are in the beginning of your career, we are also open for your application for this role. We will then welcome you as an Associate NDP Manager and support your steep learning curve in the position.


You will apply a strong overview of the NPD-process and be able to think outside the box in order to develop solutions for our Family Nutrition brands. Your hands on experience in most of the technological aspects of dairy processing from everyday aspects towards in depth knowledge and understanding of sophisticated production processes will be crucial for accelerating our product development.

In addition, you have sound business understanding and used to driving projects from start to finish. You are good at communicating clearly, building personal relations both across organizational levels and externally. You must be fluent in English (verbal and written) in order to navigate in our international environment. 


Application & Contact


If you want to seize this exciting new role to drive a future strategic category for Arla and accelerate your career, then please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For further information about the job, please contact Lead for Early Life and Family Nutrition Stronghold  Simon M. M. Pedersen +45 87466754.


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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