Senior CAPEX Project Manager - Aarhus

Do you have a track record of delivering large engineering / capex projects? Are you looking for a position where your work has a real purpose and clear impact on the future growth of Arla Foods? Then this exciting opportunity within our Engineering & Technology team could be just the right one for you. 

What is the role?
The Senior CAPEX Project Manager role is responsible for the planning and execution of key strategic CAPEX projects to deliver Marketing and Supply Chain initiatives through new product launches, capacity increases and cost improvements across our manufacturing sites in Europe. 

The position is based within the centralised Engineering & Technology team, manging CAPEX projects across Scandinavia, UK, Germany and Benelux from concept through execution / start-up ensuring project scope is fully and correctly defined and is delivered in its entirety on time, on budget and at agreed-up performance criteria. 

The Senior CAPEX Project Manager will also be expected to play an active role in developing the Engineering Standards and Ways of Working and in supporting the implementation of these across the organisation as well as in providing coaching and mentoring to our more junior project managers and site engineering project leads.

Other tasks include:
-    Supporting Supply Chain Vice Presidents and Business Partners in assessing business cases.
-    Set and drive alignment on KPIs across productivity, safety, quality, delivery and cost
-    Working with Procurement to develop, align and execute project sourcing strategies. 
-    Assemble and manage project teams using internal and external resources, managing communication to them and key stakeholders in the supply chain leadership team. 
-    Planning and managing project budgets and cash flows.
-    Support local operations with project commissioning and manage the documentation to ensure the project is fully documented. 

Who are you?
Your background could come from two different tracks. Either you are degree educated in an Engineering (or related) field with minimum 5  years of relevant work experience. Or, you might not be degree educated but have 15+ years of experience in an engineering role where you have delivered complex technical projects. Preferably this comes from a Dairy / Food / FMCG environment. 

As a Senior Manager, you bring clear capabilities of managing all aspects of complex and challenging projects, with the ability to calmly deal with the unexpected. You bring strong leadership skills and can expertly work with others, such as Procurement, Finance, local site teams, Arla leaders and suppliers. You can build networks and drive decision making across a global matrix organisation. Your structured approach to projects allows you to balance priorities and set direction across multiple large, high profile projects. 

You are passionate about manufacturing/engineering technology with the drive to manage change,  improve our performance and create best in class production environments. 
Fluency in English is essential, with knowledge of Danish/Swedish/German/Dutch an advantage. 

This position typically requires 50%+ of travel time, generally (but not exclusively) within Europe. Activities can require working beyond normal work hours and occasional weekend work might be required. 

Application & Contact

Please apply via this link

We will review applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, so please apply as soon as possible. For further information, please contact VP of Engineering & Technology Jamie McCreath on +45 91314460.