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Senior Business Development Manager - Stockholm

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 Senior Business Development Manager who will be the in-house consultant to our Swedish Leadership Team (SE LT) and be based at our head office in Solna.


About the job


This position offers you an excellent opportunity to work with strategy and business development directly with the Swedish LT and other senior leaders across the organization.


Your areas of responsibilities include:

  • Leading the local process and governance for Strategy development and execution for our new strategy, including directly driving some of our strategic bets
  • Owning and driving important Business Development projects (e.g. cross-functional strategic projects, M&A, new business opportunities) in tight collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Executive Support to the SE Managing Director which includes supporting them in various presentations internally and externally and managing the SE LT modus (e.g. owning the agenda and meeting practicalities)


You will report to the Business Development Director in Europe and have a dotted line to the Swedish Managing Director. You will be a full member of the SE Leadership Team. You will also become part of the European BD team and a part our Corporate Strategy & Transformation office, which consists of high-caliber people with e.g. top-tier consulting backgrounds. The team has significant opportunities to truly impact our business as we are working on the most critical strategic projects across the full value chain.


Who are you?


We are looking for someone who ideally has consultancy or business development experience combined with a solid educational background probably within finance or business. In order to be successful in this role we believe that you have a strong strategy consulting toolbox (e.g. business case, structured problem solving and communication, project and program management skills). Furthermore, you have excellent command of PowerPoint and Excel and fluency in English is a must.


As a Senior Business Development 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. At the same time, 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


If you are excited to shape the future of dairy with us, please apply as soon as possible. We’re screening on an ongoing basis and we will close this position as soon as we have found the right candidate. 


For additional information, please e-mail Director of Business Development Sue Bee Yoon at 


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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