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Global Senior Category and Portfolio Manager - Aarhus

Are you up for executing the 2026 Global Cold Drinks Category Strategy in the fastest growing business unit in Arla? A unique opportunity to be part of the Milk Based Beverages journey to build the future of brands such as Starbucks RTD license. And deliver a strong portfolio, sustainability and innovation strategy across our strategic brands.


You will join a category and brands team collaborating closely with  brand and commercial teams to create and deliver winning initiatives, at our Aarhus headquarter officeYou excel in brand, category and innovation management.” says Innovation and Portfolio Director for Milk Based Beverages, Daniel Morales-Gonzalez.


About the job

In the job you will focus on further developing and executing our global drinks category strategy and sustainability agenda.


You will also:

  • Develop initiatives to drive growth and focus of our category across markets
  • Develop new global RTD platforms within existing and new brands
  • Set direction for our innovation pipeline across the category
  • Lead and execute great innovations that reflect the market needs and excite both customers and consumers
  • Work in a close collaboration with R&D, Product Development, Brand, Commercial, Supply Chain, Finance and Market Research teams          


Who are you?

On a personal level, you have a strong combination of strategic thinking and are able to breakdown complexity and trigger solution oriented thinking. In line with this, building strong relationships with markets and stakeholders comes natural to you.  You get energy from creativity and collaboration, and have confidence to set directions across functions and with external partners or agencies.  You  are motivated by working with Global brands such as Starbucks.


Otherwise you:

  • Are commercially savvy and results-oriented with a track record of successfully driving brand / category development that makes a positive change for the business. 
  • Are comfortable working with performance, market and consumer data. And translate into insights to drive the growth of our brands or category.
  • Thrive in cross functional teams and are able to simplify complexity in order to enable swift decisions from stakeholders.


What do we offer?


In our team we focus on:  

  • Further developing our Drinks strategic thinking and execution for our category and brands
  • Brand led innovation; developing new platforms and brands, as well as searching for new strategic partnerships
  • Innovation process and cross functional project management
  • Future proofing our business through convenient sustainable packaging


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

If you want to drive the future of our drinks category and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible. Application will be dealt with on an ongoing basis.


For additional information, please call the Director of Category and Brands, Daniel Morales-Gonzalez, +45 9131 2715.


Please apply via “Apply” on this page.


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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