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Commercial Strategy Manager - Aarhus

Are you passionate about driving business impact in a high growth company? Would you like to excel in   supporting the development of commercial strategy and implementation, as well as continued improvement of sales efficiency and process? If so, this position as Commercial Strategy  Manager in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) could be your next step.

Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients for many different categories, including bakery, beverages, dairy as well as infant and sport nutrition. It is in our DNA to support sustainability by extracting the full potential from whey, making sure nothing goes to waste. You will join AFI at our head quarter in Aarhus, Denmark, and will collaborate with colleagues globally.

About the job
The Commercial Excellence & Product Management team is responsible for driving commercial process and improving business efficiency   across the commercial functions  in AFI, as well as optimizing the product portfolio in line with the strategy. As Commercial Strategy Manager you report directly to the Head of Commercial Excellence & Product Management. You will be owner of our business planning processes and solutions. Also, we expect that you will challenge our current setup and identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the commercial approach. Your daily responsibilities include:


  • Consolidate commercial strategy and optimize business planning process
  • Support the development of short-term and long-term business plans, and follow up on strategic initiatives
  • Improve cross-functional and cross-regional business process and system
  • Support key strategic projects to deliver the business performance
  • Strengthen stakeholder management to deliver the commitment
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices across functions and regions

Who are you?

You have strong analytical skills combined with solid business understanding. You thrive as a central link between many stakeholders across functions, companies and geographical borders, and you have the communicative skills to keep people engaged throughout. You are a master of multitasking, enabling you to keep multiple processes going at the same time by efficiently planning and coordinating your way to success.


Furthermore, you:

  • Hold a Masters’ degree in business, marketing, economics or equivalent
  • Have a couple of years of experience in strategy and business development, change management, etc
  • Are able to analyze large amount of information and translate it into high quality decision driven recommendations
  • Have strong communications skills and stakeholder management capability
  • 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 Head of Commercial Excellence & Product Management, Xin Zhou at +45 61 68 08 88.

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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