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Business Development Manager (maternity cover) - Finland

Would you like the opportunity to influence major strategic decisions in a leading FMCG business while and ensuring execution to drive long-term value? Do you want to work in an international organization and be part of a high performing team? We are now looking for a Business Development (BD) Manager who will be the in-house consultant to our Finnish Leadership Team (FI LT) and be based at our head office. 


About the job

This position offers you an excellent opportunity to work with strategy and business development directly with the FI LT and other senior leaders across the organization. Your areas of responsibilities include: 


  • Leading the local process and governance for the execution and engagement of our new strategy Future26, including directly driving some of our strategic bets
  • Owning and managing important BD projects (e.g. cross-functional strategic projects, transactions, new business opportunities) in tight collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Executive Support to the FI Managing Director and managing the FI LT modus (e.g. owning the agenda and meeting practicalities)


You will report to the BD Director in Europe and have a dotted line to the Finnish Managing Director. You will be a full member of the FI Leadership Team and also become part of the European BD team which consists of driven, high-caliber and collaborative individuals.


Who are you

You are passionate about food! We are looking for someone who ideally has 5-7 years consultancy or commercial experience combined with a master’s degree from university. In order to be successful in this role we believe that you have a strong toolbox (e.g. business case, structured problem solving and communication, project and stakeholder management skills). Furthermore, you have excellent command of PowerPoint and Excel. Fluency in English is a must.


As a BD Manager, you will need to be independent, self-driven and thrive in working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. Your level of drive lies far above average, and your problem solving skills enables you to challenge the status quo and come up with ambitious solutions.


You get your energy from engaging with your team and stakeholders throughout the organization. As a team player, you are ready to collaborate across functions and levels of seniority. Finally, you are assertive and daring to speak up and challenge senior leaders when the need arises.


Application and contact

This is a maternity cover for 12 months, with the possibility of a permanent job offer at the end of the contract period. This is a hybrid position where work location can be flexible.

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis.


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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