Regulatory Trade Policy Specialist, Arla Foods Ingredients - Aarhus


Viby J, DK

We are currently expanding our team and looking for a new Regulatory Trade Policy Specialist At our office in Aarhus, you will become a part of the Global Regulatory Affairs team in Arla Foods Ingredients. Joining 12 colleagues, you will be one of our three regulatory trade experts responsible for ensuring that we have access to our global markets and understand how different trade agreements can be benefit for Arla Foods Ingredients. Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods group and a global leader in whey ingredients for many different categories including bakery, beverages, dairy, infant and sport nutrition.


The job requires that you understand the complex range of Arla Foods Ingredients products and how we source raw materials and can transform this into knowledge about how we can utilize trade agreements to create market access and position our products under the right tariff codes.


How you will make an impact
You will be a part of a team driving food regulatory activities on a global scale, and essentially ensuring free movement of milk and dairy products. On a daily basis, you will provide support to the business, building the necessary knowledge and procedures related to global trade policy.

  • You will negotiate with food and feed authorities when an audit occurs and be able to read and understand the relevant legislation and the science behind the legal act.
  • You will have the responsibility for legislation and trade concerning our animal biproducts, which is needed for Arla Foods Ingredients to grow, this includes compliance of registrations, audits and certificates.
  • You will be responsible for dairy registrations of our sites in order for us to have market access in the relevant countries.
  • You will also have an important role supporting the business in relation to complying with trade administrative issues, import duties, background documentation, barriers to trade, international trade agreements, customs classification of products, etc. to ensure that our products move freely across borders. 

You will work closely with many stakeholders both internally (supply chain, commercial and R&D and our dairies) and externally, working with authorities and embassies around the world.

Arla Foods Ingredients is growing and exporting to new countries, which requires us to understand both the political landscape and trade implications in the exporting country, either together with the Danish authorities and embassies or together with our commercial teams; hence this position gives you a unique opportunity to be part of new growth adventures for whey solutions.


What will make you succesful
We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, independent and detail-oriented person what either have experience working with food ingredients or have a drive and desire to become a specialist within the cross-field of trade and regulatory.

We imagine that the ideal candidate could:

  • hold a Master’s degree in food science, food technology, dairy science or similar, or have a background in law. You could also hold a Master’s degree in Business and have 1-3 years of experience in the above-mentioned tasks.
  • possess a passion for and a understanding of the food industry and a passion for trade policy, the administrative rules governing trade and food regulatory affairs.
  • have a global mindset and the capabilities to take our services and support to the next level.
  • be good at communicating, have solid interpersonal skills and the power to interact with authorities and decision makers.
  • speak and write Danish and English. 


Curious to join us?
Please apply as soon as possible, as applications will be processed as they are received, and we will close the recruitment once we have found our new colleague. For additional information, please contact Pernille Andersen, Senior Trade Specialist at +45 9131 1603


Together we discover and deliver powerful nutrition for a stronger tomorrow

Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in improving premium nutrition. Together with our customers, research partners, suppliers, NGO´s and others, we discover and deliver ingredients and products that can advance lifelong nutrition for the benefit of consumers around the world.

While our factories may be packed with shiny steel vats, our labs look like something from the space program and our offices are awash in spreadsheets, we are a fundamentally human company with a genuine commitment to sustainability. By joining us, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shape your own development in a company that has seen double-digit growth every year for a quarter of a century.


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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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