Packaging Development Manager - Skejby

Significantly stepping up on sustainable packaging

Packaging is in the spotlight. Our consumers and customers are demanding more sustainable solutions, new technologies are evolving faster than ever and governments are ramping up regulations.

Also driven by Arla’s ambition of being carbon net zero by 2050, of which packaging is one of the key enablers, we are therefore significantly stepping up on sustainable packaging and setting the team - Sustainable Packaging Innovation -  which will prepare us for the challenges ahead and increase the company’s focus not only on short term, but also on long term development requirements.

You drive and identify the sustainable packaging solutions of tomorrow
If you have a profound experience with packaging materials and a strong passion for innovation and sustainability, you could be our new Packaging Developer and join the Sustainable Packaging Innovation team in Arla.

Basically, you must develop packaging solutions, which live up to current and future market and consumer needs as to format, functionality and look and protects the products in the best possible way at the most competitive price & sustainable way.

Based at the Arla Innovation Center in Skejby near Aarhus, you will:

• Identify and communicate packaging trends, competitor developments, and packaging opportunities
• Drive packaging development projects and participate in cross-category projects
• Secure continuous development and optimisation of current packaging solutions
• Support the work on our packaging innovation pipeline, in close cooperation with the rest of the organisation
• Guarantee that the packaging solutions measure up to our values and strategies, and that the quality adheres to the legislation & sustainability goals
• Secure close cooperation, co-creation and info-sharing with key stakeholders, both internally and externally

Skilled packaging project manager with business and financial acumen
You hold a relevant Master’s degree within Packaging Development, Industrial Design, Engineering, or similar discipline supplemented with at least 3 years’ experience with packaging development within the food or dairy area. Here you have acquired commercial and financial understanding, as well as knowledge of consumer insights, innovation methodology and life cycle assessments. You have proven that you are an excellent project manager with extensive insight into product and packaging technology, composition and functionalities and has a strong understanding of material flow in a circular economy.

It is equally important that you are an open-minded team worker who can enter into sound cooperation and knows how to coordinate project work. You are known for your high level of drive and creativity and as a person, who takes responsibility for your work and takes pride in delivering on time. You are fluent in both written and spoken English.

Can you help us take Sustainable Packaging at Arla to the next level?

Then take the challenge to join us and have a stimulating career in an innovative and creative environment.

Application and contact
Please apply latest 5 February 2020. For additional information feel free to call Lise Berg Kildemark, Sustainable Packaging Director, at +45 22 72 85 94 (but only after 21 January due to vacation).

Please apply via this LINK