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Product Manager- Milk Based Beverages and On The Go (MBB & OTG) - Stockholm

The Milk Based Beverages and On The Go segment (MBB & OTG) is a fast-growing and dynamic category that caters to consumers' modern fragmented lifestyles by delivering a quick filling boost on the go or a refreshingly delicious chocolate milk/cappuccino/latte/etc.

The category is in rapid development, and its growth is deeply rooted in the launch of new products to meet new consumer needs and consumption occasions, and dependent on reaching new points of sale and new in-store/display solutions.

With power brands like Pucko, Yalla and Starbucks, we are on an exciting growth journey and need driven, energetic and innovative people to help take this growth to the next level.

Do you like the idea of ​​being involved in and impacting the MBB/OTG category growth in the future and like to lead projects and optimize the product portfolio based on category and brand strategies - then this is an exciting role for you!


What does the role entail?

In the role of Product Manager MBB / OTG you will:

  • Drive product changes or innovation projects and drive/participate in NPD (new product development) /CAPEX investment projects
  • Be operationally responsible for product calculations, cost monitoring, development and optimization of the existing range
  • Work with the category and packaging optimization team in the development of pre-merchandised displays and actively work to find and deliver new sales solutions and logistics solutions for the products in the range
  • Be reporting to the Senior Category Manager MBB/OTG. Important contact areas are the global Product Management team, the dairies, finance, innovation, packaging companies, demand planning and other functions within the category team.

What key competencies do you have?

  • You have a university degree, preferably a master's degree in economics or a master's degree in engineering.
  • You may have worked in an FMCG company or Start-up, or alternatively a transport or logistics company or retail company - in various roles.
  • Competence in cross-functional project management with financial control and follow-up is important for success in this role.
  • Experience of building Business Case and investment (Capex) projects and of managing financial data like Cost of Production and Transportation cost is important.
  • Expertise in logistics, pre-merchandised displays and the technical aspect behind other sales solutions for delivering and placing products in stores is an advantage.
  • You speak and write Swedish and English fluently.

Who are you in the workplace and what is your way of working and your strengths?

  • Curious, sharp, innovative -You have a strong Growth Mindset and approach each new challenge with the belief that nothing is impossible, it has simply not been done yet. You are curious to understand and drive current set-ups and processes, as well as to identify new ways to work together faster, better, more efficiently or more innovatively
  • Positive, opportunity-minded - You have a positive attitude towards challenges and never give up in the pursuit of solutions. You contribute ideas and always explore new paths to the end goal.
  • Analytical, with a holistic perspective - You are comfortable with data analysis and business economics and can easily process and see quickly patterns or insights behind data
  • Learning and individual development focused -You are always keen to learn new skills and expand your competencies and strive to exceed expected deliveries. You have the ambition to develop your career and want to move on to roles with even greater responsibility (within 1-3 years perspective)


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Application and contact

The recruitment for this position is on a rolling basis and will therefore be closed as soon as a candidate is selected. In any case please apply no later than 2020-12-04. Feel free to contact Viviana Capaccio, Senior Category Manager Milk Based Beverage (MBB) and On The Go (OTG), at viviana.capaccio@arlafoods.com for more information about the role. All applications are handled confidentially.


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


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