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Business Development Manager, Group Strategy - Viby

Are you ready for a career challenge where you can have direct impact on formulating Arla Foods' next corporate strategy and driving successful execution hereof? This is an unique opportunity to join Arla Foods’ Group Strategy team and set your mark on the future direction on one of the largest FMCG companies in the Nordics.


About the job
You will join the Group Strategy team and become an integral part of lifting our joint agenda which consists of a series of responsibilities for our executive management team. You will lead or participate in our new corporate strategy development work – including co-leading the process and governance needed for setting and implementing our new strategy, or directly drive some of our key projects in the coming strategy period. This include:

  • The delivery of key strategic projects directly to top management
  • Executive support to CEO and wider Executive Management Team, incl. annual business planning process, strategy workshops, presentations to Board of Directors etc.


This position offers you an excellent opportunity to work with strategy and business development directly with our top management and other senior leaders. It will provide you ample of development opportunities as we have very broad exposure to different tasks and network across the organization.


You will become part of our Corporate Strategy & Transformation team, 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.


For the right candidate, this could also be the platform for an international career and expatriation in one of our markets abroad.


Who are you
You have a business economics, finance or similar degree at Master’s level and ideally some years of experience from a top-tier management-consulting firm, or similar kind of role from the industry – potentially a student assistant role.  We expect that:

  • You have project management experience from complex projects with senior project sponsors i.e. you are able to independently scope and setup analyses and projects, and deliver these on-time and in excellent quality.
  • You feel confident in navigating multiple priorities and can manage different stakeholders and team members.
  • You are a problem-solver that can work with complex data and advanced financial models to come up with effective solutions.
  • You have a strategic mindset that can structure recommendations and create high-quality material to set the direction.


Moreover, you should be a skilled communicator and change agent with an open mind, as you will be working across many markets and organizational areas. Your level of drive lies far above average, and your can-do-attitude enables you to challenge the status quo and come up with ambitious solutions. An excellent command of PowerPoint, Excel, and English is a must.


Finally, you are a team player that will be part of a high-performing group of people. You will engage in developing the Group Strategy team and drive a winning culture across the strategy community.


Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Daniel Rico Vind, Talent Acquisition Consultant, at +45 9131 4505.

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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