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Production Optimisation Specialist (LEAN/LCO) - Nr. Vium

Are you passionate about implementing continuous improvement initiatives and ready to install line centric organization (LCO) at Danmark Protein? If so, this position as Production Optimisation Specialist in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) could be the next challenge for you to take on!


You will be part of the Production, Technology and Development department at Danmark Protein, located in Nr. Vium in the western part of Jutland, Denmark. Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, with a strong growth strategy of becoming the true global leader in value-added whey products. To deliver on this, we focus strongly on product and business process projects, and on ensuring a high level of quality in everything we do.


Drive the production excellence agenda


Reporting to the Teamleader within the production optimisation department in PTD, you will be working with implementation of LCO throughout the factory. This will support the way we work with LEAN and strengthen the continuous improvement activities at site. The keyword in LCO, is to make a strong focus on our primary operations (shop floor). The way it will be done, is by a setup of daily routines, which gives the time for observing, analyzing and continuous improvements at the shop floor. The implementation will be supported by experienced business partners and there will be training on the job.


You will have contact to all parts of Danmark Protein and you will achieve success as you secure the way of working to uncover improvement activities; cost, time and quality.


Key responsibilities in this newly created job will be:


  • Lead work streams to a joint and aligned productivity excellence effort
  • Prioritize productivity initiatives
  • Build implementation plans of Line centric organisation in details
  • Teach continuous improvement methodologies at site
  • Identifies and handles improvements
  • Facilitate and trainer skills in the LEAN toolbox


You will have a unique opportunity to influence contents of the job. You will be part of a team that cares about you and will make sure that we all have a good working environment.


You are passionate about improving productivity


You have some years of experience working in similar position with a high level of LEAN knowledge. Further, you have acquired skillsets such as workshop facilitation, people management and handling the LEAN toolbox (OEE, 5S, A3, VSM, PDCA). Ideally you have worked in a production environment with international scope. You are a skillful communicator, and you are comfortable navigating among multiple stakeholders and have a sense of urgency to secure timely and consistent communication to everyone involved. You thrive on ensuring fact-based recommendations to management for decision-making, showing initiative and power, and you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and surroundings. Last, but not least, you are proficient in written and spoken English and Danish.


Application and contact


If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please send your application as soon as possible since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call PTD Team leader, Anna Facius Damgaard at +45 91 31 97 89. 


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 so we 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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