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Production Planning Optimisation Specialist - Viby

Do you have an analytical mindset and the desire to make an impact on planning in a true Global Supply Chain? And are you ready to challenge and influence the way Arla operates in the future? You want to make a difference for site planning and provide new solutions with passion, energy and empathy and if you have an interest in numbers, understanding of operational tasks and a taste for optimal utilization of resources, you will be a great match in this position.


About the job

You will be coordinating the Site Planning optimization process across the sites in Production, and in this role report functionally into the Site Planning Manager, Janni Lund. You will also be driving and developing the site planning communities and making sure that knowledge sharing, and process improvement are implemented all across our production sites. You will work closely with the site planning manager and your skilled colleagues in Global Planning and Supply Chain Planning to contribute to the end-to-end optimization of Planning across Arla.

In this role you will be leading parts of the Site Planning optimization track, within the planning train (IT project team), ensuring the follow up on direction and impact at identified sites, optimizing the planning of both Finished Goods, Semi-finished Goods and Component Planning, including the development of the future site planning solution in S/4 HANA. Furthermore you will also support the journey to an end-to-end planning landscape. More specifically you will:

  • Support the Site Planning Manager and represent Site Planning in a cross-functional team to set the strategic direction for planning.
  • Impact the direction setting of the Site Planning track of the planning train [Agile/SAFE methodology].
  • Identify development areas [Epics], facilitate prioritization with the Site Planning Manager and breakdown to tangible tasks and initiatives [Features].
  • Realize the ambition for the site planning solution [Objectives], linking to user requirements and feedback.
  • Prioritize daily tasks [stories], based on latest project status, securing objectives are reached.
  • Drive the development of Super User community, and coordinate topics through the planning train.
  • Communicate project initiatives and roll-out plans to stakeholders.
  • Expert within the site planning process across all the producing sites and categories in Arla Foods.


About you

We expect that you have a degree within logistics, supply chain or economy, and some years of experience from a planning department. Most of your work will be done leading projects or as part of a project and we expect that you will also have some solid project management experience and of course a strong supply chain interest and insight.

You will be the link between local site planning, other planning functions in both supply chain and sales and therefore your understanding of stakeholder needs is essential as well as your good communication skills and ability to challenge the current ways of working, will make you the ideal candidate to improve our current approach.


Application and contact

Please apply as soon as possible using this link. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.

For additional information, please call the Site planning manager, Janni Lund, +45 89381939.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlack 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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