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Site Director, Arla - Vimmerby and Visby

As Site Director you will be responsible for leading two dairy sites in Vimmerby and Visby, which are part of Arla Foods’ Supply Chain production Sweden.  You will hold the full responsibility for the Vimmerby site and work closely together with the site manager for the Visby site.  You will head up an organisation of 150 engaged and highly skilled colleagues who run a  24/7 operation with high focus on safety and quality as our main KPI´s.  In Vimmerby and Visby are we producing milk powder of different kinds for the world market. On Visby we are also producing fresh milk for Gotland.


About the role

As the Site Director, your job is making sure we  deliver on our main targets health & safety, product quality, delivery accuracy and finance together with the teams.

To do so, you focus on strong teamwork to ensure deliveries on our main KPI´s.  


  • Make sure we have a safe site, as the safety agenda is our top priority
  • Heading up strong teams were the teams have a joint focus on specific areas, e.g. health & safety, product quality, production, maintenance, lean, quality and planning
  • Closely collaboration with all local & central Arla functions


Reporting to the Vice President, you will play a key role on both the strategic and tactical level, and together with your colleagues in the management team, you will drive relevant cross-functional projects. Moreover, you will be responsible for driving improvements in all areas and have ongoing follow-up meetings on performance.


Who are you?

Your success depends on your people and relationship management experience. That is why you will need drive and strong communication skills to empower the organisation and the ability to adjust your message to the specific target group – your Employees, Leaders, Arla organisation and external stakeholders.


Your qualifications:

  • Mindset for health & safety, quality and customer focus
  • Experience within dairy or food technology, food science or similar
  • You have several years of leadership experience – leading leaders and motivating employees and teams
  • You have solid production knowledge and management experience
  • It is a plus if you have experience with Lean tools, continues improvement work and change management
  • You communicate effortlessly in English and Swedish


What do we offer? 

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

Create the future – Grow with Arla!


Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. Please note that we will review applications on an ongoing basis and will close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.

For additional information, please call Vice President Supply Chain Production Sweden, Søren Jensen, at + 45 89 381 293.


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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