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Junior Product Manager - Leeds


Leeds, GB

Do you have a strong background within product and project management and are you motivated by connecting the dots in a large organisation? Then this could be the right opportunity for you. We have a vacancy for a Junior Product Manager to join our dynamic, fast paced and exciting Foodservice team, based in Arla’s UK Head Office in Leeds.


Key responsibilities:

Your overall responsibility will be to manage, develop and optimise our foodservice product assortment portfolio to support growth within our customers and of the Arla Pro brand.

  • As Junior Product Manager, you will be the primary point of contact with manufacturing sites.
  • You will disseminate briefs from sales and marketing to find concept, product and packaging solutions that add value to our customers whilst minimising complexity.
  • You will play a key role in ensuring that we get the right product at the right cost and at the right time.
  • You will be a vital knowledge resource as well as a conduit between local and global Product Management teams, Marketing and Sales.
  • You will also lead or participate in projects to develop and grow our innovation capabilities.


Strong In Product And Project Management

Your background has given you a sound business understanding and experience with product management and project management within FMCG.

  • In the search for continuous improvement, you have a curious, structured and proactive mind-set, and you use your sensing skills to navigate within a large matrix organisation.
  • You display attention to detail and a structured approach to your work, and you thrive working with many tasks – planned and unplanned - at the same time.
  • Besides having thorough insight into Arla Foods’ systems and processes for handling marketing of products and brand, you also have a good value chain understanding.
  • Experience with SAP is a clear advantage.
  • Lastly, you are engaged, positive and service-minded.


The Team You Will Be Joining


UK Foodservice accounts for 13% of Arla UK revenue and 16% of profit. In the past five years we have grown exponentially – achieving 19% CAGR. We have over 100 customers across convenience, wholesale and national accounts – including well known high street brands like Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dominos and Pizza Express and sell all categories and all brands within Arla.


Our work is varied, fast paced and disruptive. We work collaboratively as a team, with local and global broader business functions and with a wide spectrum of customers.


Recently voted The Best Team in Arla UK, the Foodservice team are proud to be embedded by a culture that is supportive, united, rewarding and fun.


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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