Senior CAPEX Project Manager, AFI Supply Chain Development - Aarhus

In Arla Foods ingredients (AFI) – an independent company within Arla Foods Group - our mission is to discover the wonders of whey, and we have the ambition of becoming the true global leader of the value-added whey business. AFI produces specialized protein ingredients for the global medical nutrition, sports nutrition and functional food industry. Our products and production methods are characterized by high refinement, quality and innovation, and our costumers are leading international companies.

Would it motivate you to drive ambitious technical projects in a growing business? And would you find it appealing to put your project management skills to the test in an international business environment?
We are currently looking to recruit a Global Senior Project Manager to join us at our head office Aarhus, although your role will also involve significant time of travel to national and international sites. In this role you will report to the Director for Supply Chain Development.

Deliver against our investment
As a Senior Project Manager, your top priority will be to deliver world class leadership on our capital expenditure projects (CAPEX projects). These projects are primarily of a technical nature, for example increasing production capacity or building capabilities to manufacture new products.

As a senior project manager in AFI Supply Chain Development you take lead in cross functional projects to maximize value in AFI. By leading strategic projects with responsibility of scope, costs and time. You lead your projects by empowering your team members, steering group and stakeholders, and thereby ensure a professional and efficient project planning and execution. Further, you are involved in early stages of potential business development opportunities, where you support the case through your contribution of professional knowledge of relevant technologies. Through your positive approach you strive to deliver your part in order to support our growth strategy. Specifically, your responsibilities will be:

  • Lead of medium/large scale capex projects both internally and for our joint venture partners
  • Lead of strategic whey sourcing projects in corporation with European joint venture partners
  • Involvement in business case calculations to ensure correct inputs related to CAPEX, OPEX and mass balances
  • Participation in cross functional technology projects
  • Involvement in various projects and tasks on relevant positions


Your profile
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager with documented experience as lead of large-scale capex projects. If you have a relevant project management certification to support you experience it will be considered as an advantage. You come with relevant technical education – for instance a Master Degree within Dairy Science and Technology, but candidates with an education within bioscience, engineering or relevant professional experience are equally welcome. As an independent, self-starting person, you will work effectively without close supervision and have the ability to set purpose and vision, sometimes in ambiguity. Business exposure to these projects is high, so you must be able to deliver under pressure and in a fast pace.

Application and contact 
Please submit your CV and application to us as soon as possible, since interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. For further information about the position, please reach out to Supply Chain Development Director, Anne-Sophie Hoff on +45 8746 5037 (will be on holiday w29-31).

Please apply via this link