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Head of Press - Stockholm

Would you like to take on a strategic role in one of Sweden’s most important brands, that operates in an increasingly complex environment,  and play a key part in building our thought leadership position on sustainability and facilitate business growth? Then we are ready to welcome you into a role as Head of Press in a dynamic environment where you will have room to make a difference.


Based in Stockholm, you will be responsible for managing Arla Foods’ media relations in Sweden as part of the Arla Sweden Communications team, reporting to the Director of Communications. 


About the job


Your most important tasks will be:


  • Handle the day-to-day contact with the Swedish media, both reactively and proactively
  • Build and support Arla and it’s owners – the dairy farmers – position as an important contributor to Swedish society and a leader in sustainable food production
  • Strengthen and protect Arla’s reputation through excellent crisis management
  • Build strategic relations to key journalists and media
  • Advise Arla’s business in Sweden on reputation issues
  • Contribute to the global press agenda of Arla


You will work closely with Arla’s Swedish management and experts in all parts of the cooperative. You will have a strong base in Stockholm, however also be an important part of an international team of press officers and media relations specialists from the UK, Denmark, Germany and other markets. 


Who are you?


To be successful in this role, we believe you have:


  • A BA in business administration/communication and journalism
  • 5-6 years of experiences from work with media relations and crisis communication.
  • A must is experience and knowledge of journalists working conditions.
  • Preferably you also have a documented personal network of journalists/opinions-influencers.
  • You are a digital, social media person with excellent writing skills.


As a person you are proactive, creative, strategic and dynamic. You have an eye for detail and you are a team player who enjoy sharing your experiences and have the occasional laugh together with your colleagues. One of your most important missions is to support Arla’s business by guarding and strengthening Arla’s reputation in Sweden and beyond through best-in-class media relations and clear, strategic communication in external media. You thrive in an environment where you need to manage multiple situations at once and stay on top of your tasks even though the pace may be high and the deadlines short. You are flexible, but also able to take a firm stance when the situation requires it, and you can take on the role as spokesperson when needed. Finally, you have excellent English and Swedish skills written as well as spoken.


Application and contact


We have a continuous selection of candidates and will close the recruitment project when the person is hired. For additional information (not application), please contact Director of Communications, Caroline Starck, carst@arlafoods.com


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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