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Head of Strategic Center of Excellence - Global Warehouse

Would you like to set the direction and direct the development agenda in our customer driven Supply Chain organisation? As part of our ambitious growth strategy, Arla is searching for a bright mind with excellent Supply Chain insight, who can define and implement a best-in-class warehouse operation and processes from production to store.


Come and lead our global warehouse function and align the organisation towards a world-class Supply Chain in our European business unit.

You will be working in an informal environment, out of one of our main locations in Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Germany or UK and report directly to Head of Global Logistics, with travel expected on a regular basis.


The Job

Our new Head of Global Warehouse will own and drive Arla’s group warehouse strategy for Europe long-term and short-term with focus on securing execution of warehouse strategy -  best-in-class service levels,  optimal warehouse costs and asset utilisation in a safe working environment. You will own and drive glob-al logistics footprint, engineering projects and strategic projects. Spearhead development and continuous improvement of warehouse function and drive improvements E2E across planning, production, transport, warehouse and systems to develop and implement a cost-efficient overall Supply Chain  strategy. This include:


  • Ensuring cost-competitiveness through optimising logistics footprint and realising synergies across markets,
  • Owning and driving strategic warehouse projects – including automation strategies,
  • Secure understanding and implementation of safety and quality standards across markets,
  • Intensify equipment utilisation and standardise where it make sense,
  • Drive global warehouse KPIs and analysis as well as our continuous improvement agenda,
  • Own and drive warehouse CoE (Center of Excellence) - define the standards as well as global deployment of Best Practices and SOP’s,
  • Drive global warehouse agenda and support warehouse functions in local markets in developing tools and procedures,
  • Support  and challenge markets to develop and to deliver on local activities and projects.


The strong candidate

You have an excellent toolbox and the personal clout to bring strategy  from idea to implementation. In addition to world-class warehouse operational and strategic skills, you probably hold a master’s degree in supply chain management, engineering or you have another relevant academic degree. +12 years warehouse management experience is a must in both operational and strategic roles.


You are used to working in global settings and it would be fantastic to hear from people who have spent time working outside of your home country . You are an excellent communicator who is able to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders. Other key attributes include:


  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong E2E Supply Chain competences
  • A track record within change management and development
  • A sound financial understanding
  • High on taking initiative and driving tangible results
  • Performance oriented with a keen commercial focus
  • High intellectual capacity and strategic perspective
  • Ability to understand local and global leverage
  • Ability to unite and inspire an organization around shared agenda through your influence and strong communication skills.


Application & Contact

Please apply as soon as possible, as we will hold interviews on an ongoing basis. . For further information, please contact


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. 72871



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