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Senior Global Planner, maternity cover - Aarhus

Do you have a mind for numbers and a taste for optimal utilization of capacity and resources? If yes, join the Global Planning department in a job where your efforts will indeed influence the results.


The department is based in Aarhus, but you will also have close colleagues working in Sweden, Germany and UK. This job will give you the opportunity to develop your skills both on a personal and professional level. We are looking for at talented and skilled Senior Global Planner. This is a maternity cover for minimum 12 months and thus a good possibility to start your career in Global Planning.


About the job

You will be the coordinating link between our sales and production units and one of your primary objectives will be to follow up on plans for both areas. You will be responsible for the Master Production Planning of minimum one complex site, balancing available milk and capacity with the demand. You will play a decisive role ensuring that we apply and use our milk and capacities optimally from a global perspective. Furthermore you will:

  • Lead and facilitate Plant Review Meetings at sites and other relevant meetings with stakeholders
  • Prepare material and analysis for the monthly Sales & Operation Planning process
  • Contribute in executing and anchoring the S&OE process
  • Make production plans for site(s)
  • Follow up on forecasts and production compliance and thereby identify imbalances between supply and demand
  • Establish and maintain planning principles and master data in SAP/APO
  • Have close collaboration with leaders and employees at all levels of the organization and gain a unique insight into Arla Foods’ business across units and functions
  • Challenge processes and practices by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Facilitate E2E discussions across other planning functions to secure overall Arla value creation as top priority
  • Optimize and move production across sites in different countries to fulfil all demand
  • Lead cross functional projects and take lead on knowledge sharing and provide training


Who are you?


In your approach, you are positive, goal-oriented and thrive on working autonomously. You are able to retain a customer and service-oriented approach and possess excellent stakeholder management skills. You are proactive, able to remain calm under pressure and you use your analytical skills when solving problems. Additionally, In addition to the behavioral competencies:

  • You hold a degree either within Economics or Supply Chain Management, and have been working with planning or logistics for some years.
  • You are an advanced user of Excel and BI tools, with solid understanding of the supply chain activities, processes and tools. As you will depend on a variety of stakeholders you will need to master executing through others in a matrix organization.
  • You are a skillful communicator with good written and verbal English skills.


Application and contact


Please apply as soon as possible, as we will review the applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. Startup will be as soon as possible. For further information please contact;  Planning Manager, Global Planning Cheese, Laura Møller Christensen at +45 91 31 46 09


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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