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Product Manager, Cooking DK (maternity cover) - Aarhus

Are you a strong Product Manager and do you have the right skills to excel in a fast-paced, professional, and high performance environment? Then this exciting position as Product Manager in Arla Denmark might be the right opportunity for you! This is a chance to get to work with several of the key marketing disciplines in one of the biggest marketing departments in Denmark - working with some of the strongest brands in FMCG.


We are looking for an experienced Product Manager for the Cooking category in Arla Denmark. You will take on an important role for the largest part of our product portfolio and be a part of the Cooking team within ADK Marketing based in Aarhus (Viby), reporting to Senior Category Manager, Iben Stenholm. The position is a maternity cover for 14 months.

A broad range of tasks within product management
You will be working with many different product management related tasks and responsibilities. You will have a large contact base working with both external partners and agencies and internal colleagues across functions in Global Product Management, Sales and Planning.


You will be involved in securing that our product portfolio meets the needs of our customers and consumers and that new concepts and product innovations get in the market.


The role of Product Manager on fresh cooking (Cream, Crème Fraiche, Cooking cream, Cottage cheese) as well as the soups, sauces & dessert portfolio will cover:

  • Participate in innovation projects from idea to shelf
  • Driving or participating in projects on reducing complexity and SKU management
  • Co-development and implementation of new pack designs
  • Handling of PL tenders in close co-operation with the Sales team.
  • Handling of dummies, photos, product datasheets, item number administration, samples
  • Updating product and packaging according to incoming requests, e.g. from legislation

Meticulous and with good cooperating skills.
Using your energy, you plunge into all tasks with enthusiasm and a smile. You are meticulous and accurate, and with a detailed and structured way of working. Your ability to make the right priorities is essential, and you never compromise on quality and timely delivery, even when the pace is high and deadlines are looming. You thrive with a job where some tasks are “routine” and require 100% control of details while other tasks demand drive, holistic and creative thinking and strong project management skills. Cooking is a complex category and no working day will be the same. The team works closely together and everyone is expected to make a difference and contribution.


Your background has given you a sound business understanding and experience with product management preferably from a FMCG environment.


You have a Master’s degree, preferably within marketing or equivalent.


Regardless of your background, Danish and English proficiency is a must, just as good cooperating skills and an open and curious mindset.


We are looking forward to receiving your application
Please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. If you have any questions about the position, please call Senior Category Manager, Iben Stenholm + 45 89381429.


COVID-19 Notice:
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.



Ref.: 71754

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