Senior Director Global Production Finance - Aarhus


Viby J, DK

Do you want to drive Financial, Strategic and Operational Performance in Arla’s Global Production?


In this role you will be responsible for leading and driving our global production performance management and financial business partnering. You will play a critical role in creating transparency, managing progress, and securing delivery of our global production strategy and financial performance. In this job you set a visible mark on the success of our global supply chain in the years to come and work closely with our global production leadership teams as well as the executive management level in Arla. To succeed you need a strong analytics, financial and performance mindset, a cooperative nature, strong communication skills as well as the ability to impact executive senior management to foster the right fact based decisions and direction setting.


How you will make an impact?

As our new Senior Director for Global Production Finance, you will report to the VP of Supply Chain Finance and lead a team of 7 Senior Managers and an organization of approximately 65 highly dedicated finance professionals across our European markets. Hence managing a large and complex supply chain finance organization across 6 core geographies covering more than 50 production sites.


You will be lead for our global Production Performance Management and Business Partner community and play a critical role in driving our global supply chain performance within Production together with the Global Production leadership teams. Moreover, you and your team will play a central role towards the executive management team of Arla Foods, hereunder specifically the Global Supply Chain leadership team. As part of your role you will secure a focused and target driven performance dialogue across the main strategic and financial KPIs in Global Production. Drawing on in-depth functional knowledge and business understanding you ensure buy-in across the organisation as well as effective execution. This will be instrumental for both the overall supply chain management team as well as towards the broader supply chain organization.


As part of your role, you will be responsible for 3 core priorities:

  • Lead the Production Finance team of 65 employees across 6 countries and 50+ sites:
    • Demonstrate leadership and direction for a large and professional finance team
    • Develop organizational capabilities across the team and secure engagement and impact from the Finance organization across our global production organization
    • Demonstrate thought leadership on the performance management and finance business partner agenda and drive the organization towards best international practice


  • Drive performance management and Financial business partnering to deliver our strategic, operational, and financial targets across Arla Foods Global Production:
    • Actively drive performance dialogues in our Global Production leadership team
    • Deliver impact across Production through insights, engagement and direction setting
    • Drive and strengthen transparency and performance culture and priorities across our Global Production finance team, production leadership, as well as line organization
    • Secure delivery of our financial and operational KPIs and ambitions
    • Consistently contribute to generating insights and ideas to drive performance having a visible impact on production management decisions and direction


  • Be an integrated and active contributor in a senior executive management context:
    • Ensure personal impact and focus on the financial agenda in our Global production leadership team
    • Act as a senior functional leader based on clear insights and business understanding
    • Be a valued and recognised thought leader and sparring partner for senior leadership and throughout the global production organization


What will make you successful?

To succeed in this position, you have an international background with a strong foundation in financial and strategic analysis and problem solving, business finance, as well as a proven track record of impactful business partnering at senior management level. You have experience from operating at executive level within a global business, and is capable of presenting and discussing with impact at top management level.


You hold a Master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration or similar, and you have previously held positions across both corporate and/or relevant business finance. Moreover, you have

    • Significant experience from working with areas like performance management, cost management, investment allocation, financial cost controlling and data transparency Experience with business partnering at executive level and proven record of delivering results.
    • A naturally business oriented and are perceived as a strategic thinking person. It would be an advantage if you have relevant business knowledge.


Last, but not least, you have strong and proven people management skills at a high level in an international organization. You are a natural relationships builder, have strong cooperation skills and a skilled communicator who can deliver business cases in a precise and efficient manner – also at senior executive level.


What do we offer?

We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favorite brands in a way that make things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.


Would you like to join us?

If you want to truly impact our business, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible as we will process applications on a continuous basis and close the recruitment once the right candidate is found. For additional information, please call Vice President, Morten Holm Jensen on +45 2552 1235.


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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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