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Product Developer for Early Life Nutrition - Viby

Would you like to help us develop best-in-class early life nutrition products to support the healthy development of infants and toddlers? And would it motivate you to put your product development skills to the test in a highly dedicated working environment with skilled colleagues? We are an innovation team serving Arla’s international markets with new and innovative products within the infant nutrition and milk powder area.


You will be part of the R&D organization of Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) located in Viby and Videbæk. We are an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, with a clear vision of becoming the true global leader in value-added whey.


 About the job

At our facilities in Viby, you will join 13 colleagues in the Milk Powder Innovation team. We are a highly competent team of dedicated product developers with very diversified backgrounds in nutrition, science, biotechnology and dairy science. 

Reporting to the Team Leader for Early Life Nutrition, you will be involved in all phases of NPD projects from creating the concept to launching the final products together with supply chain:


  • Participate and in some cases lead Stage Gate NPD projects on Milk Powder Nutrition Products for Early Life Nutrition (Primarily infant nutrition).
  • Use your creative and innovative skills to deliver the best solutions for creating and implementing new products for global markets
  • Design and calculate formulations in compliance with specifications, local regulations and nutritional requirements
  • Work with external suppliers and technology providers
  • Set up and conduct pilot- and full scale plant trials in close collaboration with the product application groups at the production sites
  • Implement and troubleshoot new products in production in collaboration with production sites


Who are you?

With an innovative mindset, you use your personal drive when executing and finalizing projects and tasks. You have a sound understanding of the commercial food industry and a strong quality mindset. You are a skillful communicator, and you able to work with colleagues across the organization. Additionally, you are able to network with many stakeholders, no matter if it is business people, engineers or workers at the production site and you enjoy seeing your work materialize as consumer products.


  • You have a solid technical background in Food Science and Technology, Dairy Science or similar.
  • You have 3+ years’ experience with NPD, R&D or other relevant function in food manufacturing.
  • Documented project manager or quality manager background will be an advantage.
  • Experience in powder processing and characterization will be a plus.
  • You are fluent in English – Danish is an advantage.


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible, as we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Team Leader of Early Life Nutrition, Tina Ahmt at +45 9131 9728.


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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