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Strategy Manager in Supply Chain - Aarhus (12 month contract)

Do you want to be part of a high performing team in Supply Chain, who drives and develops the future Supply Chain network design for Arla Foods which contains more than 60 sites across the world? Are you motivated by developing and executing our network strategy, strong stakeholder engagement, project delivery, and high business impact? If so, this could be your next career step. It will be reviewed within the 12 months if the position should be made permanent.


What are we looking for?
The Strategy team sits in Supply Chain, but works closely with many other departments in Arla such as Global Planning, Commercial, Finance, and Corporate Strategy Office. Right now we are in the middle of making our Supply Chain strategy as part of the corporate Arla strategy for the next 5 years. You will play a key role in developing the Supply Chain strategy and especially the Network strategy (i.e. optimization of Arla’s supply chain footprint)  which will be followed by the execution of the strategy. The execution part will focus on creating objective end-to-end business cases based on which key stakeholders such as the Board of Directors can take the right decisions about the future Supply Chain network. Be part of a high performing team with a great culture and spirit, where there is the opportunity to thrive and develop your skills and capabilities.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Develop and align the overall Supply Chain strategy within Supply Chain and with stakeholders outside Supply Chain
  • Support the top management in Supply Chain in a wide range of activities such as planning and organizing important meetings and events and preparing material for meetings with Arla top management



  • Keep track of the whole portfolio of strategic network projects in Supply chain
  • Take the lead in selected network projects with high strategic importance and impact on multiple sites, markets and/or product categories where objectivity is key
    • Ensure proper planning of network projects incl. defining deliveries, timelines, project organization, etc. and align with key stakeholders
    • Identify and analyze complex data sets collected from various departments in the organization to create end-to-end business cases used to guide the direction of the company
    • Stay connected and align with key stakeholders to get input and ensure commitment to project progress and conclusions
    • Prepare and present conclusions and recommendations to top management


Both areas will give you great exposure to top leaders in Arla.


Who are you?
You are educated to Masters level or equivalent within engineering, business economics, Supply Chain or other similar study area. You preferably bring with you 3+ years experience within Supply Chain, and a deep understanding of production and logistics processes.

You bring strong project management capabilities, which coupled with an engaging and passionate leadership style allows you to drive change and reach our Supply Chain objectives. You have the ability to synthesize and communicate complex ideas and strategies effectively, both verbally and in writing, through delivering structured and simple messages and recommendations. You have a structured and analytical mindset and understand how to process large amounts of data into easily understandable conclusions and actions. You will join an international team working across borders, so fluency in English is a pre-requisite.

Application & Contact
To seize this exciting next step in your career, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For further information, please contact Henrik Hahn Sørensen (; +45 8938 1892)

COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


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