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Senior Manager Strategy & Business Development - Copenhagen

About the job:

Boost and professionalize Arla Foods’ business in Rest of the World team


Can you build and develop Arla Foods’ business in RoW Rest of World to realize our ambitious growth plan for the region? Then join us as the Head of Business Development & Strategy and drive the strategic agenda of the business unit focusing on building winning positions throughout markets and channels. You will be based at our  office in Copenhagen, Denmark, with full-line reference to the Head of International BD  and dotted line to the SVP RoW. Your day-to-day work will be supporting the RoW  SVP in developing and executing the regional strategy, as well as supporting in solving commercial issues that require a strong business development toolbox.


Together with, and as a part of, the RoW leadership team, you will develop and implement market and channel growth strategies, drive partnership projects with local partners and ensure strong strategy execution throughout the organization. We expect you to challenge status quo, add ambition and drive speed and excellence throughout our business in RoW.


You will have significant opportunities to truly impact our business as part of an experienced senior leadership team working on the most critical and ambitious strategy projects. The position offers you an excellent opportunity to further build your business development toolbox, to set your mark on Arla Foods’ global expansion plans and to build a strong platform for a future international career.



Who are you:

Strong consulting and/or business development background within FMCG industry


  • You have a master’s degree (e.g. business, economics or engineering)
  • The ideal candidate might bring a minimum of 3 years of professional experience; ideally in a mix of top-tier consulting firm and some additional years of experience within strategy, business development or similar in FMCG industry
  • You have strong analytical skills, a global strategic mind-set and a full problem solving / business development toolbox that enables you to lead projects independently with limited supervision.
  • Preferably, you have experience with Joint Venture and M&A projects


You are a skilled communicator with a positive attitude and an open mind that makes you comfortable working in an international setting where you cooperate closely with other business areas and stakeholders across cultural differences. You need to have an excellent command of English. Furthermore, we expect you to be an advanced user of the applications in MS Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel.


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. If you have any relevant questions before applying you are welcome to reach out to Director Khaled Ahmad on


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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