Teamlead / Senior QEHS Business Partner - Düsseldorf


Duesseldorf, DE

We, at Arla - a European dairy cooperative with over 19,000 employees and almost 8,000 farmers - stand for a strong community with robust Scandinavian values and deep roots in our local markets. Our cooperative principle enables us to be particularly close to our farmers - the owners of Arla - and motivates us every day to do only the best for our farmers, colleagues, our milk, our consumers, and our environment! We are convinced: together we achieve the best results.


In the position of Senior QEHS Business Partner at Arla Foods, you will serve as the "Technical QEHS Representative." You will develop and maintain internal and external relationships, promote best practices in quality, food safety, environment, and health & safety throughout the company. Your goal is to position Arla Foods as a market leader. The key to success in this position lies in your passion for quality, environment, health, and safety, as well as your ability to become a trusted advisor to the organization. You have the drive to advocate for your own ideas and implement leading initiatives in quality, environment, health, and safety.



  • Monitor, develop, and implement best-in-class health and safety standards, as well as quality standards for the End-to-End Supply Chain.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration in quality, environment, health, and safety.
  • Participate in the Production leadership team for Central Europe as a business partner to the Production Vice President.
  • Set the strategic direction of the function to ensure the technical team addresses the comprehensive needs of customers and the business.
  • Take a commercial approach and develop strong, value-adding relationships with retailers.
  • Represent Arla through participation in industry bodies such as IFS and the Milchindustrie Verband.
  • Highlight and enhance awareness of food-related issues such as nutrition, animal welfare, and sustainability.
  • Manage crises and serious incidents, including responsibility for liaising with authorities in Germany.

Your Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in an FMCG environment, either on the supplier or retailer side.
  • Technical background with a degree in food science or a related field.
  • Experience in leading teams or projects, especially in the field of quality, environment, health, and safety.
  • Demonstrable core technical competencies in product development, legislation, quality and food safety, process development, and risk management.
  • Experience in collaborating with international teams or in multicultural environments.
  • Clear business acumen, recognizing the role that customers and consumers play.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively while comfortably making autonomous decisions when appropriate.


  • Work-Life Balance: A 38.5-hour workweek, as well as time recording with flexible working hours - also from home. Additionally, 30 days of holiday, as well as three additional days of company exercise.
  • Culture: Our unique, Scandinavian corporate culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths within our cooperative structure, as well as a high level of appreciation, especially through our feedback culture of regular 1:1 meetings and our dialogues.
  • Development: Access to our learning library for online training and global career opportunities.
  • Employee Benefits: Discounts on our entire product portfolio and access to the Corporate Benefits Program with attractive discounts for your well-being and budget. We also offer a company pension.
  • Sustainability: With our sustainability strategy 'Stronger Planet Stronger People,' we aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030.
  • Location: Culinary catering in our company restaurant with daily fresh meals - enhanced with our Arla products and a Starbucks corner. In addition, our office is easy to reach thanks to good transport links with a train station and motorway slip road within easy reach, and we offer a job ticket, as well as free employee parking.

Your way to Arla 

Please apply via our website stating your salary requirements and availability. For further information, please contact Niklas Berg, Talent Acquisition Consultant (nibey Please indicate how you became aware of this job advertisement. In the further process, you can expect a digital meeting with your potential supervisor, as well as a personality and a cognitive test. 


Equal opportunity 

Arla Foods is a company with equal opportunities for everyone regardless of age, race, gender or any other criteria that is not a professional qualification for an open position. Purely for reasons of readability we have chosen to create all our job postings in male format. We explicitly look forward to all applications regardless if the candidate is male, female, diverse and will also exclude any other criteria from our screening process that is not professional qualification. 


Agency disclaimer 

Arla Foods Deutschland has chosen carefully selected external vendors (“Headhunter”) to work on specific roles and we hold long term working relationship with them. Arla Foods Deutschland is not seeking any new partners until further notice. Therefore, we are asking you to refrain from any contact requests by phone, e-mail or in any other way towards any Arla Foods representatives. Please note that all candidate resumes that are send to us without a written and signed search assignment will be deemed made available free of costs. 


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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