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Technical Bakery Chef, SEA - Kuala Lumpur


At Arla Foods, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla®, 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 30+ employees in the South East Asia and 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.


Execute and deliver for Food Service innovation

Based in Kuala Lumpur and reporting to the Head of Food Service, SEA, you will lead a key role in supporting global and local Foodservice teams. Our ambitions are high for the Food Service sector and our aim is to translate channel strategy into category plans, supporting the delivery of category targets. Developing category plans, defining and driving regional NPD pipeline and plans, designing and executing commercial bakery application solutions locally across the markets of our region.


To do so, you will :

  • Support and assist commercial Food Service execution
  • Help generate target sales objectives
  • Secure contact with R&D teams at customers, co-development and demonstrations in-house or at customer location
  • Support our sales development towards the biggest Bakery Key Accounts in the region to enable commercial execution
  • Conceptualize and execute menu ideations for Bakery Key accounts
  • Works closely with our channel marketing manager by contributing chefs’ insights, food market and beverage trends
  • Work in close cooperation with our Global Bakery Innovation team acting as our regional representative to support development in product applications, performance and functionality
  • Execute and evaluate product benchmarking and testing experiments in bakery applications
  • Presentation of products through technical and food demonstrations
  • Create a regional network with colleagues, chefs and other relevant Foodservice groups
  • Create and head an industry leading training program, developing product knowledge and application skills across our stakeholders
  • Contribute with new ideas, knowledge and inventions that stimulate further innovation for Arla and its foodservice customers
  • Need to be able to travel 30-50 days a year in Southeast Asia as well as 10-15+ days Globally
  • Contribute to a positive and safe working environment


You will also Execute and deliver high-profile/specialist projects with a direct impact on functional success, challenge processes and practices identifying opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement


Solid Food Service background

You are an experienced bakery chef preferably topped with an academic experience in innovation, or similar 5-10 years of relevant experience within international food innovation.  You should have strong knowledge of food and ingredients and customer dynamics to lead tailored  marketing initiatives and a commercial mindset to focus in the creation of development solutions. You are a specialized towards the commercial bakery and manufacturing channels but also master basic fundamentals within hot kitchen applications.  You have a strong applications expertise and thrive in leading regional initiatives through a matrix organisation, an expert in creating provocative presentations and masters a high level of written and spoken English.


 Application and Contact

Please apply no later than two weeks from date of posting. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


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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