Product Developer – Butter and Spreads – Maternity Cover

Our innovators move fast and draw strength from their natural curiosity as well as their specialist knowledge. You love to put your intellectual skills to the test every day and you feel like exploring the frontier of your field and inventing new standards.  

Develop and improve Butter and Spreads products

Your primary tasks will be to take part in developing new products and technologies within Butter and Spreads (BSM) based on consumer and market insights. This counts strong brands such as Lurpak, Kærgården, Anchor and Bregott. You will join the NPD team for BSM Products at Arla Foods Innovation Centre in Aarhus.  The job is a 11 months’ maternity cover starting May 2019.

You will participate in both short- and long-term development projects and be responsible for driving and documenting the development process from pilot plant scale throughout implementation to the final handover to production.

In your daily work you will plan and run tests of new products at our pilot plant in Holstebro, and document the results in our project database.  You will coordinate and secure that physical and chemical analysis of samples are made, and take part in the sensory evaluation of products. Documentation of how the products perform in use is also an important task as well as comparing our products to competitors’ products.

You will build a broad network across Arla Foods and work closely together with colleagues in other NPD teams Science, Global Nutrition, Legal, Regulatory, Procurement and Supply Chain When a new product or technology is ready for upscaling you are a natural part of this process and make sure that implementation at the dairy occurs smoothly and within the time limit.


Dairy or product development experience

You have a Masters degree in Food or Dairy Science (or similar). You are passionate about food, and ideally you have some experience within product development. As you will work towards our global markets, you must possess a global mind-set and a solid business sense. You enjoy the challenges involved in handling a wide range of projects and tasks.


On a personal level you are outgoing and comfortable cooperating with people who come from different backgrounds. You have a structured and analytical approach to project execution and problem solving.  Furthermore, you are highly curious and have a real enthusiasm to test new ideas. You must be able to get by in written and spoken Danish or Swedish as well as English.


Application and contact

We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For additional information, please call Anette Marie Tybirk +4589381078.

Please apply via this link