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HR Director

Would you like to be part of a business transformation and set your mark on the strategic HR agenda? If so, we may have just the job for you as HR Director supporting both the Arla Denmark (ADK) commercial business and the Global Marketing, Innovation, Communication and sustainability (MICS) team.


We are looking for an experienced and talented HR Director who will work together with the Commercial business on leading and developing a high performing Danish organization and support MICS on transforming Innovation in Arla whilst driving our sustainability agenda. This could be your opportunity to be part of the Senior Leadership team in Arla and shape the future with us. The position is based in Denmark, Aarhus.


Key advisor and sparring partner


Overall, you will act as a key advisor and sparring partner to both the ADK leadership team and to the MICS leadership team on implementing the overall business strategy as well as managing the day-to-day operation. Your primary responsibility will be to develop and lead the implementation of the Arla People strategy and you will identify people and organizational needs to meet the business strategy and drive implementation – and function as a guardian of HR excellence. It is also part of your job to ensure that the key HR processes are implemented and anchored throughout the organization and to provide professional support and advice for the line management on all issues in the employee life-cycle. Finally, you will drive initiatives to support our digital transformation across ADK and MICS both in regard to people and processes.


This position will give you a unique opportunity to work both operationally with ADK where you will become part of ADK leadership team, while significantly influence and support the global commercial people agenda. You will be part of a solid network across DK, Europe, HR and MICS. You will report directly to the Europe VP HR.


Solid HR insight and consultative skills


You either hold a relevant degree within Business, HRM or an equivalent discipline and your solid experience in developing organizations and leaders has given you in-depth knowledge of both strategic and operational HR. You have a background as HR Director in a large, global company and thanks to your strong business acumen you have already proven your talent of executing strategies together with leaders at all organizational levels. You have worked at both local and global roles in HR managing multiple stakeholders. This requires personal impact, strong self-organizing skills, authority and pace. Your level of drive lies far above average, and with your can-do attitude you can easily convince your stakeholders that you can create sustainable results in a changing environment as well as deliver those outcomes.


Application and contact


If you want to drive commercial excellence and innovation and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. We are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. Hence, please apply as soon as possible.


For additional information, please call Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant Dorthe Holm Jensen +4591312813.



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.