Senior Manager Production Optimization, Arla Sweden - Stockholm

Are you looking for an international career opportunity where you lead separate workstreams and help optimizing our manufacturing sites to “strengthening our bones”? This is the opportunity to lead Calcium Production Optimization which is our programme focusing on creating significant efficiencies and releasing money to be reinvested in our growth.

About the role

In this talent acceleration role you will lead a team of 6 people and implement continuous improvement initiatives to increase productivity according to the full potential on site. You will also anchor these initiatives and install a line centric organization to embed a mindset & behaviour based on continuous operational excellence.  Your responsibilities include:

  • Identify productivity growth pockets within addressable conversion cost and beyond
  • Conduct deep dive analysis where necessary
  • Prioritize productivity initiatives
  • Coordinate site functions to a joint and aligned productivity excellence effort
  • Build implementation plans and create commitment
  • Develop best in class frameworks and tools
  • Train/support sites to understand tracking systems
  • Identify continuous improvement talents at sites
  • Develop talent to internal needs, based on skill matrices

In the Supply Chain, Production Optimization team, you join an international team of 40 colleagues based in 4 countries. To cooperate, encourage your colleagues and bring brilliant initiatives to life you should expect extensive travelling across our sites in Sweden – this being around +100 travel days per year. As you in this role will be travelling to Arlas various sites you can be based in Stockholm or near other Arla sites in Sweden.

Who are you?

To be successful in this role you are a structured and persistent self-starter. Apart from this, your future success is based upon three things. Firstly, you have an analytical skillset and the ability to quickly understand a complex problem. Secondly, you possess the personal impact and communicative skills that help you build relationships and interact across functions, cultures and manufacturing sites. Finally, you are not afraid to challenge status quo.

Besides this, we expect you have experience from a manufacturing site or a Supply Chain development function. Preferably, through theory and practice, you have obtained knowledge of lean manufacturing and supply chain. Through your educational background and practical experience, you have built solid project management skills to explore, involve, define, drive and follow up. Previous leadership experience will be a plus but not a must.

Naturally, you have strong IT skills particularly in MS Excel and PowerPoint. You speak and write Swedish and English fluently. Finally, you hold a valid driver’s license.

What do we offer?

At Arla Sweden you will have access to resources, support and tools to help you in your work. Through our positive dynamics and size, we can offer you an inspiring role and workplace where you will be able to develop and be developed. As well as offering good benefits and contractual terms for you as an employee. We value and make use of everyone's skills and are an employer that lets your own creativity flow. We at Arla Sweden strive to find the best in each other and we are looking for you who want to grow with us at Arla Sweden, because we want to grow with you!

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Are you our new colleague? Apply today!

If the above applies to you and you want to become one of us - do not hesitate to submit your resume and a personal letter. The last application date is 21st of October 2019 but be will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and will close the recruitment once we have found the right candidate. If you have any questions about us or the position, please contact Head of Production Optimization Hasse Fensman at +4587332824.  

Please apply via this link.