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Product Developer - Upahl


Upahl, DE

Arla not only produces some of the world's most popular dairy products -> Arla offers much more. We create special moments of enjoyment and offer balanced and tasty breakfasts that are worth getting up for. With brands like Arla Buko®, Kærgarden®, Arla Skyr ® and Castello®, we are a natural part of modern life in more than 100 countries worldwide and a favourite in many German and norther European households.


We are looking for a Global Product Developer that will be part of our Global Fermented Category Innovation team, based at our site in Upahl - between Wismar and Lübeck. As a product developer you will be part of our Product & Innovation organization, spread across 6 different locations including the Arla Innovation Centre in Denmark. You will be part of that group of product, science and technology experts and will benefit from a network of international colleagues who deliver innovative products and solutions to all categories and countries where Arla operates. Especially important -> You work and live in a region where others go on vacation. The picturesque cities of Lübeck, Schwerin and Wismar are in the immediate vicinity. The Baltic Sea invites you to swim in the summer.


Your tasks:


  • Participation to ideation workshops for our Global brands
  • Realisation of product developments for the Skyr & Quark category in Upahl in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Carrying out product development activities on a pilot scale, on an industrial scale and implementation on a production scale
  • Development of new product ideas and maintenance of recipes in compliance with food regulations
  • Carrying out pilot trials and implementation in production processes
  • Independent project work and collaboration in project management
  • Close exchange with suppliers
  • Cross-location, also international development activities


Your profile:


  • Completed studies in food technology/food engineering or master craftsman or technician from the dairy sector.
  • Several years of professional experience in the dairy industry in a comparable area of responsibility desirable
  • Experience in the production of fermented dairy products
  • Ability to work in a team and above-average commitment
  • Determined in decision making and creative in problem solving
  • Unconventional thinking and a problem-solving attitude -> out of the box
  • Very good English skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel




  • Work-life balance: 30 days holiday & home office possibility 2 days a week.
  • Culture: Our unique, Scandinavian corporate culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths within our cooperative structure; as well as a high degree of appreciation, especially through our feedback culture with regular 1:1 meetings and our dialogues.
  • Team: You are part of the product development team for fermented products. We place great emphasis on growing and working together as a team, both locally and internationally.
  • Development: Access to our learning library for online training and world-wide career opportunities.
  • Employee benefits: Access to the Corporate Benefits Programs with attractive discounts for your well-being and budget.
  • Sustainability: With our sustainability strategy 'Stronger Planet Stronger People' we aim to reduce our Co2 emissions by 30% by 2030.
  • Location: Culinary catering in our company restaurant with daily fresh dishes - refined with our Arla products.


Your way to Arla

Please apply via our website, stating your desired salary and availability. For further information, please contact Niklas Berg, Consultant Talent Acquisition, at +49- 151-14192766. Please indicate how you became aware of this job advertisement.


Equal opportunity

Arla Foods is a company with equal opportunities for everyone regardless of age, race, gender or any other criteria that is not a professional qualification for an open position. Purely for reasons of readability we have chosen to create all our job postings in male format. We explicitly look forward to all applications regardless if the candidate is male, female, diverse and will also exclude any other criteria from our screening process that is not professional qualification.


Agency disclaimer

Arla Foods Deutschland has chosen carefully selected external vendors (“Headhunter”) to work on specific roles and we hold long term working relationship with them. Arla Foods Deutschland is not seeking any new partners until further notice. Therefore, we are asking you to refrain from any contact requests by phone, e-mail or in any other way towards any Arla Foods representatives. Please note that all candidate resumes that are send to us without a written and signed search assignment will be deemed made available free of costs.


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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