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Global Advisory Lead

Do you have what it takes to build up a new global advisory service for 10,000 farmers across 7 countries in Europe?


Step into this newly established position and help us improve our farmers’ performance regarding milk quality, farm management and sustainability initiatives.


Our mission is to be best in class when it comes to all aspects of farm performance, and you will play a key role in this process.


“The advisory set-up is a brand new area within Arla – and you will be responsible for setting the direction.”

 – Senior Director Torben Greve Himmelstrup


About the job

As our new advisory lead, you will join our Farm Performance Program with 25+ colleagues based in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and England. Here, you will collaborate with specialists within dairy and sustainability in its broadest sense.


Your job will be to take the lead on establishing our new global advisory service, ensuring that all our farmers get the same professional advising across borders.


Driving the alignment across all countries, you will:

  • Develop, update and implement the strategy for the new advisory service set-up
  • Ensure that the set-up is designed for continuous development and improvement both on a strategic level and on individual advisor level
  • Keep the overview of all farm advisory offers in our 7 European countries and keep track of KPIs
  • Reach out to new external partners who would benefit from becoming part of Arla’s advisory service set-up – and also reach out to existing ones to onboard them in the new strategy
  • Make sure that the advisory concepts are developed and kept up to date
  • Ensure that all advisors have the needed competencies to deliver high-class advisory services


Who are you?

With your great communication skills, you are able to present ideas and strategies to new and existing advisors, our management and other stakeholders to make sure we are all on the same page. Moreover, you:

  • Bring solid experience developing and working with advisory services – preferably within an international setting
  • Possess agricultural management skills and an understanding of dairy farming business – such as the daily life and practicalities on a farm
  • Understand the underlying needs for advisory services in order to shape the advisory services accordingly
  • Have the ability to work in a highly international environment
  • Speak and write English effortlessly


What do we offer?

Besides joining a market leader in farm programmes, sustainability and milk quality, you will enter an agile and global FFP team that works across countries and functions in Arla. We will bring out the best in you, and you will continuously experience opportunities to grow and develop your strengths.


You can be based at one our global offices, e.g. at our HQ in Aarhus (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), Düsseldorf (Germany) or Leeds (England). Let us know which location suits you the best.


Application and contact

If you want to develop and drive a farmer focused advisory service, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply no later than 3 December 2020.


For additional information, please call Torben Greve Himmelstrup, Senior Director, Farm Performance Program, on +45 9131 1544.


Please apply via this link.


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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