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Technology Specialist, Arla Innovation Centre - Aarhus

As a cooperative owned by farmers, everything we do starts with their milk. We are very proud of the raw material that our farmers work hard to produce and that means we are committed to create added value to our milk. However, we acknowledge the increased importance of plant based foods in our consumers’ life and work hard to grow our competences in this area. If you can transform science and technology into innova­tive food solutions with a competitive edge that are truly relevant to our modern consumer, then become a member of our Technology team at our Arla Innovation Centre in Aarhus, Denmark.


Our purpose is to create the future of dairy by designing process solutions that enable business growth through innovation. We work across and beyond traditional product categories, and we are engaged when new to Arla and new to the world technologies are being developed. It all starts with our consumers and their needs and then it is up to us to transform them into products through process solutions. Excited? Come and join our global organization working in an ever changing market place and have a stimulating career in an inno­vative and creative environment.


Develop technological solutions to create the future of dairy  

We are looking for a highly skilled Process Designer with the chief objective to deliver recommendations and validated technical solutions to innovation challenges. Technology is a game changer and we want to explore and stay updated with the best technologies fit for purpose.

You will:

  • Leverage a combination of functional and business expertise to develop the technical elements of consumer propositions that drive sustainable business growth and support Arla’s Innovation Strategy
  • Build a broad network across Arla Foods and work collaboratively with relevant functions in innovation projects across categories
  • Deliver new business opportunities through science application, technology exploration and prototyping
  • Support both explorative projects and implementation of new to Arla technology across dairies thus should be able to deliver at any stage of a project’s lifecycle
  • Utilize your technical knowledge to strengthen Arla’s competencies within our Key Technologies and beyond


Key skills required

You are ambitious, curious and have solid knowledge about Food Science and hands-on experience working with traditional dairy technologies like fermentation and heat treatment. You have a clear interest to explore other technologies and processes mainly, but not limited to, dairy matrices. Expertise and the willingness to gain even deeper knowledge in especially Fermentation technology is a must. You feel comfortable both in a dairy processing environment when you execute trials together with our technicians as well as in a stakeholder meeting presenting results and prototypes to a larger group. If you have experience from product categories such as milk based beverages, butter, fermented products and cooking that is a plus.

You have a MSc or PhD in Food Science, Process Engineering or similar and previous experience in FMCG R&D product or technology development roles. You definitely have a Growth Mindset ready to tackle challenges and use every opportunity to grow into a better version of yourself. You take on a proactive approach to your tasks and are relying on your moti­vational spirit to build momentum in your projects. Finally, you are fluent in English both written and verbally.


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will screen applications and invite candidates into the process on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Director of Technology, Mads Aamann at +45 91316630.


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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