Senior NPD Manager – Skejby

Are you motivated by being a people manager for a group of 6 self-driven NPD managers? And is your mind set on innovation and a role where you combine theoretical know-how of food technology with hands-on cheese product development? This could be your chance to join a large global company that takes natural products very seriously. You will be working at our new Innovation Centre in Skejby and the role reports to the NPD Director for Cheese.

Creating the cheese products of the future
It is your team’s most important task to translate market demands into ready-to-use product recipes and to deliver the cheese products of the future through strong project management and impassioned product development. You will be responsible for  Portfolio Management through keeping track of your teams NPD projects and you will be expected to be able to drive technical problem solving and removing hurdles for your team in their daily work.

Because you will be joining a global organization your stakeholder management skills will be put into play and you will have close collaboration with the rest of our innovation team, our dairies and the commercial organization.

In your role as head of an NPD team you will be supporting the rest of the organization with know-how, product understanding and knowledge of the newest trends and you will lead selected product and process-related projects as well as you will develop, test and document new cheese products.

Strong scientific background and solid leadership skills
You have a background within dairy, food technology or food science at Master’s level and you have a track record of documented success within product development.

Development and a strong drive must come naturally to you in your leadership style, and you will have a great eye for what serves the organization as a whole. You approach challenges with creativity and a will to deliver solutions in collaboration with stakeholders across markets and categories.

As a leader, you motivate and inspire your employees, just as you contribute actively to create a feeling of team spirit and you know how important it is to lead by example and be the good role model and you are robust and set ambitious goals for yourself, while staying grounded.

Application and contact

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 Director Mads Aamann at +45 91 31 66 30.

Please apply via this link.