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Procurement Project Manager - Ingredients & International - Aarhus

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favorite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla®, Castello® and Lurpak® – brands like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. There are 7,500 Danish and 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

 

Are you someone with a natural ability to run strategic projects effectively but with a keen interest in sourcing and/or supply chain?

 

We are currently looking for a new procurement project manager within our established ingredients & international procurement team spread out across Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, and Bahrain to create major impact for Arla Foods globally ! You will work out of Denmark and report directly to, and working extremely closely with, our Procurement Senior Director, Bob den Hartog.

 

Project Management and Sourcing within Ingredients & International

As a member of the Ingredients & International procurement team, you support and engage in strategy development & execution for the relevant category areas together with the rest of your colleagues. This can range from driving forward our agendas within flexible sourcing, best-cost-country sourcing, supplier relationship management, business continuity, or leading the sourcing workstreams of new production set-ups globally as Arla Foods continues its journey growing in the rest of the world.

 

As a project manager you will engage in projects, applying your procurement skills and insights on strategic, tactical and operational levels, along with supporting the business on ad hoc tasks and analytic initiatives.

 

In addition, you will likely also act as a category manager for select ingredients categories depending on your experience, ensuring that you keep ‘your hands dirty’ creating an impact for Arla Foods and managing categories; much like your peers. This part of your role may grow and contract over time depending on the projects on hand that you drive forward and your personal interest and business need. If you are an individual that thrives from the agility & development potential this presents and are undaunted by the flexibility it requires then we are looking for YOU!

 

Solid experience with strategic procurement and project management

 

Your background covers a relevant education, preferable a commercial degree at Master’s level, supplemented with relevant experience from a similar procurement position and you have a solid understanding of direct material (preferably ingredients) sourcing from an international production company. Previous consulting experience from e.g. a short period within a strategy consultancy would be a benefit, but not a requirement.

 

You have well-versed stakeholder management skills and know how to develop strong relations with people across cultural borders and various backgrounds. This includes applying a sound business understanding, an open mindset, strong collaboration skills and the ability to adapt your communication directly to all levels of the organization.

Personally, you see yourself as an outgoing, independently working change agent with a strong drive and win-win approach. You are motivated by achieving your goals both independently and in close collaboration with others. You are a team player who thrives in a dynamic, international work environment with many stakeholders.

 

Lastly, you are fluent in written and spoken English.

 

Application and contact

 

If you want to drive the procurement agenda in a global company, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.

For additional information, please call Procurement Sr. Director Bob den Hartog by mail Bob.den.Hartog@arlafoods.com  

 

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favorite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla®, Castello® and Lurpak® – brands like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. To find out what part you can play, visit arla.com/career.

 

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?

 

BEWARE! RECRUITMENT FRAUD
It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails and fake recruitment campaigns on the internet from people purporting to work for Arla Foods. Learn more via this link.

 

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