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Senior CAPEX Project Manager, AFI Supply Chain Development - Aarhus

Would it motivate you to drive ambitious technical projects in a growing business? And would you find it appealing to put your project management skills to the test in an international business environment? We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to join us at our head office Aarhus, although your role will also involve significant time of travel to national and potential international sites. In this role you will report to the Senior CAPEX Manager in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) Supply Chain Development and will become a part of a team of Senior CAPEX Project Managers, all responsible for large scale projects.


In AFI - an independent company within Arla Foods Group - our mission is to discover the wonders of whey, and we have the ambition of becoming the true global leader of the value-added whey business. AFI produces specialized protein ingredients for the global medical nutrition, sports nutrition and functional food industry. Our products and production methods are characterized by high refinement, quality and innovation, and our customers are leading international companies.


About the role

Delivering against our investment as a Senior Project Manager, your top priority will be to deliver world class leadership on our capital expenditure projects (CAPEX projects). These projects are primarily of a technical nature, for example increasing production capacity, building/utility capabilities to manufacture new products or to deliver on our decarbonization ambition.


As a Senior Project Manager in AFI Supply Chain Development you take lead in cross functional projects to maximize value in AFI. By leading strategic projects with responsibility of scope, costs and time. You lead your projects by empowering your team members, steering group and stakeholders, and thereby ensure a professional and efficient project planning and execution. Further, you are involved in early stages of potential business development opportunities, where you support the case through your contribution of professional knowledge of relevant technologies. Through your positive approach you strive to deliver your part in order to support our growth strategy


Specifically, your responsibilities will be:

• Manage medium/large scale complex capex projects both internally and for our joint venture partners, and participation in cross functional technology projects

• Involvement in business case calculations to ensure correct inputs related to CAPEX, OPEX and mass balances

• Define and drive alignment across key stakeholders in AFI for main project success criteria

• Develop, align and execute detailed project plans covering scope, schedule, cost, resource and risk to deliver the project success criteria

• Working with Procurement, develop, align and execute detailed project strategies, develop tenders, negotiations and contract execution

• Manage project funding process and budget tracking

• Assemble and manage the project team (both internal and external resources) to ensure successful execution of the project against the project plan

• Manage project risks through a collaborative risk management approach

• Support Site Operations through an effective Change Management process, incl. project Planning / Commissioning / Training and Start-up


Who are you

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager with documented experience as lead of large-scale com-plex capex projects – and maybe you have a relevant project management certification to support your experience (PMP, Prince 2, IPMA or similar). You come with relevant technical education – for instance a Master Degree within Dairy Science and Technology, but candidates with an education within bioscience, engineering or relevant professional experience are equally welcome. As an independent, self-starting person, you will work effectively without close supervision and have the ability to set purpose and vision, sometimes in ambiguity. Business exposure to these projects is high, so you must be able to deliver under pressure and in a fast pace.


Application and contact

If you want to drive complex Capex projects and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and will close the recruitment once we have identified the right candidate.


For additional information, please call Supply Chain Development Director, Anne-Sophie Hoff +45 91315037 or Senior CAPEX Manager AFI, Dinny Momme (On leave until 21st jan), +45 91319715


We look forward to receiving your application and CV as soon as possible.


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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