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CAPEX Senior Project Manager (Logistics) - UK wide plus European Travel

Do you have a track record of delivering large capital projects (CAPEX) in a manufacturing or logistics environment? Do you have a passion for new technologies and creating the future of dairy? Then this could be the perfect role for you. As part of our group Engineering & Technology function, we have a new position for a CAPEX Project Manager in our Logistics area.


What is the job?


In this role, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of Logistics CAPEX projects across our European network. Your main responsibility will be to lead a big, complex project in the UK ensuring the project is correctly defined and delivered on time, on budget and at agreed performance criteria.


You will also manage overall Logistics project portfolios by supporting Logistics teams for preparation of complex projects across Scandinavia, Netherlands and Germany.


Main responsibilities include:


  • Supporting the Logistics Development Director in assessing top line project concepts and business cases
  • Own the Logistics Portfolio of projects in developing, aligning and executing detailed project plans and success criteria covering key areas such as Productivity, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Time, Scope and Cost.
  • Managing communication amongst the project teams and key stakeholders, including logistics management.
  • Assembling the project team using both internal and external resource, while working with Procurement to develop and execute detailed sourcing strategies.
  • Supporting project close-out and commissioning, ensuring delivery of a fully documented package.
  • Take part in ensuring the department complies with Arla Foods’ standards, policies as well as applicable law and Health & Safety procedures and mindset.
  • Supports development of Engineering Standards and Ways of Working and their implementation and use across the organisation. This includes ensuring legislation is kept and that important knowledge/results from the project are documented and protected.
  • Takes leadership in developing, anchoring and role model a lean/safety/quality/food safety/sustainability/digital/continuous development culture.
  • Manage funding process, cash flows and changes through proper change management processes
  • Manage communication amongst the project teams and key stakeholders, providing regular project updates to Supply Chain Management
  • Develop, align and manage project construction plan including clear construction safety plans


Who are we looking for?


You bring a degree in Engineering (Industrial Engineering would be a preference) with minimum 5 years’ experience in a project management role with a successful track record of delivering large, complex projects within the Food or FMCG industry. Experience and knowledge within dairy and/or automated logistic technologies such as AGVs and automated warehouses would be an advantage. Other key areas include:


  • Good understanding of procurement and finance processes, with the ability to build a strong business case and negotiate contracts.
  • Ability to work autonomously but also collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and leadership skills, enabling you to build networks and drive decision making. You will be required to manage change and deliver improved ways of working.
  • Strong CAPEX Project Management skills (Budget, Cash Flow, Schedule, Resource and Scope Management / Delegation)
  • Evidence of managing multiple projects at one time, balancing time and priorities to ensure success.
  • Fluency in English is essential and it would be an advantage if you speak Danish, Swedish, German or Dutch.


The position typically requires +20 % of travel time including travel across Europe.


Application and contact

If you are excited to shape the future of dairy with us, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For additional information, please contact Rachel McDaid (


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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