Senior Business Development Manager - Aarhus


Do you want to set your clear mark on the strategic agenda in Arla?

“This is a unique opportunity to truly impact the strategic agenda in Arla. You will be working with senior leaders across the entire organization and be instrumental in driving the execution of one of our key strategic priorities and ensure we reach our ambitions.” says Hanne Søndergaard, CMO and EVP of Marketing, Innovation, Communication and Sustainability.

About the job

As our new Senior Business Development Manager, you will play a central role in executing on Arla Food’s strategic priorities and you will be part of shaping the future of dairy and supporting our sustainability ambition in becoming carbon net zero by 2050. 

You will be working on the execution of one of the seven EMT essentials - the areas selected by the Executive Management Team (EMT) as top priorities for Arla. You will lead and drive projects and make sure that we deliver on time and of high quality while securing commitment from our stakeholders, both locally and at our headquarters.

You will work closely with Hanne Søndergaard, CMO and EVP of Marketing, Innovation, Communication and Sustainability and will work closely with senior leaders across the business in one of Denmark’s largest companies.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for driving and delivering the project including managing time, scope and quality of project delivery
  • Manage, lead and coach project team members in the business
  • Develop and present recommendations for key strategic decisions
  • Drive continuous business anchoring through close dialogue with sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Ensure smooth and efficient project completion, incl. handover and adjustment of project organization of needed

Who are you?

You are a passionate project manager driven by result and ambition. Your strategic mindset and project management experience combined with your stakeholder management skills enable you to lead projects independently and get all relevant stakeholders onboard. Furthermore:

  • You have a business, finance degree or similar at Master’s level
  • You have several years’ of experience from top-tier management consulting or strategy and business development in an international company
  • You have strong experience within project management and stakeholder engagement
  • You have an excellent command of PowerPoint and Excel
  • You are fluent in English

What do we offer?

This position offers you an excellent opportunity to further build your strategy and consulting toolbox and to set your clear mark on Arla Foods’ strategic agenda. You will get the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders across the business and get top management exposure. For the right candidate, this could also be the platform for an international career and expatriation in one of our markets abroad.

In Arla Foods we are committed to professional development and promoting from within. We strive to foster a positive and collaborative culture that brings the best out in all our colleagues.

You will join a market leader committed to producing, healthy and nutritious food through household-favorite brands in a way that create a better every day for our consumers, farmer owners, and the whole world.

Application and contact

If you want to drive strategy and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.

For additional information, please contact Senior Business Development Manager, Louise Kirk Refsgaard,

Please apply via this link.