Senior Business Development Manager Production CE


Pronsfeld, DE Viby J, DK

Location:  Home Office in Germany or Denmark

Do you have a track record of analyzing and delivering large capital projects (CAPEX) in / for a production or manufacturing 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 Business Development Unit we have a new position for a Senior Manager: Operational Excellence - Business Development & Strategy for our production sites in  Central Europe.


What does the role involve?


You are part of the Business Development Team for our Production sites in Central Europe and you will be in charge of translating Arla strategies & improvement ideas into tangible action plans. In this core role you evaluate strategic options, derive recommendations and accompany the implementation of the projects through collaboration with internal stakeholders.

You pick up market impulses, bring know-how on trend topics into the projects and actively and progressively shape the development of our continuous improvement culture.

You routinely present to stakeholder of all seniorities project results, and prepare complex issues in a way that is appropriate for the target group.



What are we looking for?


For this role, we expect that you come with at least 4 years of strategy consulting experience from an external management consulting firm, or you have relevant industry experience from a large FMCG company.

You have an educational background e.g. at a M.Sc. level.

As you have successfully managed large projects, you hold an excellent strategy consulting toolbox and have a structured approach to problem solving.

You enjoy promoting cross-site exchange between production sites and look in your next career step for an international business environment, where you can foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Furthermore, you are fluent in English, both verbally and in written and are open for regular travelling (c. 80%).

Finally, you possess strong presentation skills.





  • Culture: Our unique, Scandinavian corporate culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths within our cooperative structure; as well as a high degree of appreciation, especially through our feedback culture with regular 1:1 meetings and our dialogues.
  • Team: You are part of the Central European Production Team. We place great emphasis on growing and working together as a team, both locally and internationally.
  • Employee benefits: Access to the Corporate Benefits Programs with attractive discounts for your well-being and budget.
  • Sustainability: With our sustainability strategy 'Stronger Planet Stronger People' we aim to reduce our Co2 emissions by 30% by 2030.





 If you want to seize this exciting new role, please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For further information, please contact Corina Conen, Interim Manager Recruitment, at +49- 152-54 89 20 25. Please indicate how you became aware of this job advertisement.


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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