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Global Portfolio & Category Manager - Aarhus

If you are passionate about working at a fast pace and creating the future of brands such as JÖRÐ, Arla, Cocio and Starbucks, this could be the job for you.


You will be heading up a number of development projects of varying size and with hands on approach, you will drive the activities from start to finish. This job puts you in a unique position to have a major impact on the future success of the organization.


Eager to challenge norms and keen to offer new perspectives you will develop ground-breaking solutions for the milk and plant based beverages of tomorrow. Hence you are passionate about the entire innovation journey from gathering consumer insight and monitoring trends to seeing through the creation, implementation and tracking of in-market innovations.


Through your strong project execution you will set new standards for Arla’s innovation portfolio and project management and will enable smooth processes when we introduce new products to the market.


Create and lead strategic product developments by defining and managing the pipeline


Being responsible for prioritizing, developing and executing our innovation portfolio and project processes across MBB, your main goals will be to:


  • Manage our total Category Innovation Pipeline, incl. clear overview of the status of all innovation projects.
  • Lead key innovation concepts from zero to hero by coordinating the efforts of the project team and ensuring stakeholders that the projects are launched at the right time, according to brief and that project risks are handled in time.
  • Govern our stage gate innovation model and ensure it is updated by facilitate decision forums, project review meetings, and innovation management meetings
  • Support decision-making by providing recommendations and presenting analyses to senior management
  • Track the performance of innovations and ensure best-practice dissemination


Commercially-driven innovator, eager to challenge the status quo


If you have a commercial background or a Master’s level business degree topped with minimum 3 years’ experience within brand and innovation you have the right credentials needed for this key position.


You have strong strategic and analytical skills combined with a global and outgoing mindset that enables fact-based recommendations to management for decision making, showing initiative and determination in a fast-paced environment.


You have sound business understanding and are skilled at driving projects from start to finish. Ideally you have worked in an innovation environment with international scope. Finally, you display attention to detail and a structured approach to your work and you thrive working with many tasks – planned and  unplanned – at the same time.


Application & Contact


We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For further information, please contact Daniel Morales-González +459131271.


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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