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Global Product Manager for Holstebro Cream Cheese

Do you have a strong background within product management or project leader role within FMCG? Then this could be the right opportunity for you. You will be placed in Aarhus, but part of the Global Product Management department in Arla, located in 7 different countries.


Manage and optimize our global cream cheese assortment

Your overall responsibility will be to manage, develop and optimize our large cream cheese product assortment portfolio  – working with our strategic brands such as Arla®, BUKO® and private label, produced at our dairy in Holstebro.


 As product manager,  you will be a vital knowledge resource as well as a central link between the dairy, marketing, innovation and sales organizations in more than 80 markets. You will ensure that we get the right product at the right cost and at the right time, by being the primary point of contact and sparring partner when marketing and sales organizations have requests regarding new concepts, products and packaging. In this way you facilitate smooth coordination and cooperation across the organization.


You will also lead and/or participate in projects, e.g. in connection with new initiatives or in connection with aligning and optimizing our assortment.


To be successful you will also need to show strong leadership skills as you will get support and collaborate  with 3 skilled Product Management Assistants. As Global Product Manager you will play a key role in our global product management team. This is a unique opportunity to be involved with FMCG product management in a truly global dairy company.


Strong in product and project management

Your background has given you a sound business understanding and experience with product management and project management within a FMCG or retail environment. Your education is a business degree, ideally at Master’s level, which has given you a solid analytical foundation.


In the search for continuous improvement, you have a curious, proactive mindset, and you use your sensing skills to navigate within a large matrix organization. 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. To succeed you will need to gain thorough insight into Arla Foods‘ systems and processes for handling marketing of products and brand, you also have a good value chain understanding.  Experience with SAP is a clear advantage. Lastly, you are engaged, positive and service-minded. 


We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favorite brands in a way that make things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.


Application and contact

We start to process applications from mid-august and from there on ongoing basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.  For additional information, please call Head of Butter & Cheese Product Management, Anders Laursen at + 45 8938 1719.


Please apply via “Apply now” on this page.


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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