Senior Demand Planning Professional (maternity cover) - Aarhus


Viby J, DK

We are looking for a talented Senior Demand Planning Professional with a commercial mindset, strong analytical skills and a proactive approach. Arla Foods is among the top suppliers to the Danish retail and foodservice industry – and that requires commitment! To maintain our strong market position we must continuously challenge ourselves and work proactively to ensure the best possible delivery to our customers. The purpose of the demand planning processes is to continuously create the best unbiased estimate of the future demand for the various products on the Danish market.


How you will make an impact

In this role you will be reporting directly to the Senior Demand & Promotion Planning Manager and have a wide contact surface across Arla’s functional areas. In order to succeed, you need to have a solid understanding of both the supply chain activities and all commercial aspects of forecasting. We expect you to offer strong stakeholder management skills and be motivated by face-to-face communication.

Besides focusing on core forecasting tasks for your assigned categories, you will work to develop and enhance processes and tools applied in the department. In this high-paced work environment, we expect you to:

  • Take lead as a stakeholder in the Sales & Operations Planning processes
  • Secure commercial input from and ensuring alignment with our Sales and Category departments
  • Analyse sales data to forecast special events, cannibalisations and seasonal profiles
  • Improve forecast accuracy over time by conducting and presenting structured root cause analysis
  • Monitor and analyse results and KPIs to take corrective action and ensure improvement
  • Adapt new standards & procedures and implement new tools to improve the overall performance
  • Maintain and expand a wide contact surface and communicate with several departments through continuous stakeholder management.


What will make you successful

We imagine that the right candidate could have a degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Economics or similar, and may have worked with forecasting, planning or logistics for some years already. Regardless of your experience, you are known as a service minded and outgoing team player who thrives working in a high-paced environment. And you want to develop yourself and are curious to understand the mechanisms of demand planning.


Additionally, you are:

  • A skilful communicator who enjoys building positive relationships when you collaborate across the departments
  • Proactive and enjoy being held accountable for your area of responsibility
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and utilise your analytical skills when solving problems
  • An advanced IT-user, experienced with Excel and PowerBI
  • Experience with SAP IBP is an advantages but not a requirement
  • Fluent in Danish and English


What do we offer?
We are committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you will join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us and the whole world.


Application and contact

We are screening ongoingly and will close the position as soon as we've found the right person. For questions, please contact Senior Demand & Promotion Planning Manager 

Casper Christensen  +45 9131 1417.


Due to summer holidays, please expect some delays in our recruitment process.

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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