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Senior Business Development Manager

<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Do you want to set your clear mark on the strategic agenda in Arla and be part of driving the transformation towards carbon neutral dairy?


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">“This is a unique opportunity to truly impact the strategic agenda in Arla and be a key driver in the transformation towards carbon neutral dairy. You will be working with senior leaders across the entire organization and be instrumental in driving the strategy development & execution within one of Arla’s top strategic priorities, sustainability” says Hanne Søndergaard, CMO and EVP of Marketing, Innovation, Communication and Sustainability.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">About the job


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">As our new Senior Business Development Manager, you will play a central role in executing on Arla Food’s strategic sustainability agenda and ensuring we reach our ambitions.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You will be part of a team of business developers focused on orchestrating Arla’s strategic sus-tainability agenda, including definition of the long term sustainability strategy, translation into annual plans and oversight of execution of the most important priorities in close collaboration with people across the organisation. The agenda is anchored in Arla’s Sustainability Board con-sisting of four members of the Executive Management Team (EMT) and representatives from across the value chain.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You will report to  Sofie Biltoft-Riis, Head of MICS Business Development (Sustainability), and will work closely with senior leaders across the business in one of Denmark’s largest companies.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You will be part of the program management team and will be responsible for leading and driv-ing projects and make sure that we deliver on time and of high quality while securing commit-ment from our stakeholders, both locally and at our headquarters.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Your responsibilities will include:


  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Day-to-day lead on orchestration of Arla’s global sustainability agenda, including manag-ing agenda for sustainability board meetings, performance management and project tracking
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">In addition, you will be driving 1-2 strategy execution projects where your responsibility will be to:
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Oversee delivery of the project including managing time, scope and quality of pro-ject delivery
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Manage, lead and coach project team members in the business
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Develop and present recommendations for key strategic decisions
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Drive continuous business anchoring through close dialogue with sponsors and key stakeholders
    • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Ensure smooth and efficient project completion, incl. handover and adjustment of project organization of needed


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Who are you?


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You are a passionate project manager driven by result and ambition. Your strategic mindset and project management experience combined with your stakeholder management skills enable you to lead projects independently and get all relevant stakeholders onboard. Furthermore:

  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You have a business, finance degree or similar at Master’s level
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You have several years’ of experience from top-tier management consulting or strategy and business development in an international company (ideally retail or FMCG)
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You have strong experience within project management and possess excellent stakeholder management capabilities
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You have an excellent command of PowerPoint and Excel
  • <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You are fluent in English


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">What do we offer?


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">This position offers you an excellent opportunity to further build your strategy and consulting toolbox and to set your clear mark on Arla Foods’ strategic sustainability agenda. You will get the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders across the business and get top management exposure. For the right candidate, this could also be the platform for an international career and expatriation in one of our markets abroad.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">In Arla Foods we are committed to professional development and promoting from within. We strive to foster a positive and collaborative culture that brings the best out in all our colleagues.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">You will join a market leader committed to producing, healthy and nutritious food through household-favorite brands in a way that create a better every day for our consumers, farmer owners, and the whole world – and this role offers you a unique opportunity for paving the way for a sustainable future of dairy.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Application and contact


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">If you want to drive strategy execution and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting op-portunity. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">For additional information, please call Talent Acquisition Consultant, Palle Iversen on +45 91311185  on workdays between 16:00 and 17:00(CET) or palle.iversen@arlafoods.com.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">Please apply via “Apply now” on this page.


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">COVID-19 Notice


<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Arla InterFace",sans-serif">We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingth-enation. 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 so we enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting so-cial 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.


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