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Country Lead / Sales Manager - Singapore

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favorite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Puck®, Dano®, Lurpak® and Castello® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. There are 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


Are you ready to leave your mark on the South East Asian region, do you want to develop Arla’s business prospects within a highly commercial organization? We are looking for a new Country Lead / Sales Manager to handle market in Singapore. You will report to the Director for the SEA distributor markets located in Kuala Lumpur.


Your key responsibilities


International sales activities – and multiple opportunities for you


We focus on selling Arla’s well-known global brands within cheese, butter, milk, cream and milk powder - both in retail and in food service. As the title indicates, you will manage and be responsible for best-in-class commercial execution in Singapore. You render solid commercial backup and perform activities that build our brands and support sales targets. In close cooperation with our distributor you plan sales activities and prepare exact forecasts, provide price calculations and plan orders. You will have broad and daily contact with distributors and customers in the market, and their level of satisfaction is the measure of your success.


Your profile


You are a pioneering figure who thrives on working under absolutely productive conditions.  Being in a market that foresees high growth prospects challenges and fascinates you. You have a high-level education and specialization within business administration, commerce or an equivalent area complemented with a couple of years’ experience exporting FMCG and dairy products. You have strong business acumen and relevant marketing skills combined with solid understanding of value chain optimization from a similar or related industry. You will lead and own the P&L and work towards continuous improvements based on organic growth and operational improvements in the revenue stream of the export business. Moreover, you are comfortable manoeuvring in an international and multi-cultural setting where the social, cultural and working standards are quite different from what you are used to. This calls for personal integrity and a strong sense of occasion combined with the ability to interpret different cultures. You have experience working with distributors and know how to drive their performance and you master leading other people and organizations to mutual success. Lastly, you must be proficient in written and spoken English, and you have good financial and IT skills.


Application and contact

Please apply through our website under reference of your salary expectations and your earliest availability. For further information please contact Elena Sampalioti, Manager Talent Acquisition, under +491714378801.


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.


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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