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Business Development Manager - Aarhus

Do you want to make a difference in a high growth company? Would you like to join a group of stellar Business Developers, who play a key role in driving our company forward? Then take your career to the next level in a business with a high level of ambition, matching the pulse in a growth industry.


Support for the executive management team


This is a unique opportunity to join our Business Development team, working closely with top management to support business excellence and the future growth in Arla Foods Ingredients. As an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, our vision is to become the true global leader in value-added milk based ingredients.  You will play a key role in achieving our ambitious growth targets and set your mark on the company’s future. The position is based in Aarhus, Denmark.


Impact our growth


As our new Business Development Manager, you will be working on projects which span the entire value chain to identify areas that can help move our business – in terms of new markets, partners, strategy plans or investment opportunities. You will be highly involved in the business and participate in projects, and your responsibilities include:


  • Helping execute on critical initiatives such as partnerships, joint ventures etc. to meet our strategic goals and participate in the process from screening through evaluation, negotiation and implementation.
  • Create business cases and investment proposals, material for board meetings, presentations for customers and partners.
  • Taking part in developing and managing the strategy for Arla Foods Ingredients and our Joint Ventures.
  • Evaluating new initiatives for performance, market analysis, develop business cases, assist the organization in creation of business plans, etc.
  • As you get to know our business and participate in numerous projects, you will become more of an independent player in driving development opportunities.


Solid financial and economic background


Strong analytical skills combined with a solid business understanding permits you to challenge status quo and spot new growth areas. In addition, you are naturally driven by a strong interest in creating rewarding relationships. And as your role is highly dependent on analyzing complex tasks and communicating them in an understandable fashion, you must be able to condense large amounts of information into high quality decision proposals.


  • You have a finance or economics degree or similar at Master’s level.
  • Preferably you have a few years of experience from top-tier management-consulting or within strategy and business development in an international company.
  • You have a well-stocked toolbox of financial and analytical skills, enabling you to tackle complex financial modelling and valuation.
  • You can communicate clearly to many different stakeholders across a global set-up and have an ability to connect to colleagues at different levels – from plant floor to top-level executives.
  • You are able to condense large amounts of information to create high quality decision proposals.
  • You are fluent in English.


Application and contact


If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible, as we will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Senior Manager, Business Development, Gorm Kristensen at +45 8938 1406.


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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