Senior Project Manager, AFI R&D Project Management Office - Nr. Vium

Are you passionate about project management and ready to put your skills to the test in a high tech development environment? And are you ready to drive knowledge sharing and facilitate continuous improvements of project management in AFI R&D? If so, this position as Senior Project Manager in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) could be your next step.

You will be part of the Project Management Office (PMO) serving the Research and Development (R&D) department in Arla Foods Ingredients Group, located in Nr. Vium in the western part of Jutland, Denmark. We are an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, with a strong growth strategy of becoming the true global leader in value-added whey products. To deliver on this, we focus strongly on product and business process projects, and on ensuring a high level of quality in everything we do.

Drive projects from idea to completion

Reporting to the Project Management Office manager, you will be working with the planning and execution of complex projects alongside the business responsible persons as well as very skilled innovation colleagues. The main project type will be New Product Development (NPD) where you will have contact to all parts of AFI as well as external stakeholders. You will achieve success as you secure the implementation of NPD and improvement projects according to the agreed specifications, i.e. cost, time and quality. In addition, you will be part of coordinating the NPD project pipelines in collaboration with commercial operations and be a key influencer in developing the overall project management skills in AFI R&D.

Responsibilities in this job will be:

  • Be responsible for execution of complex innovation projects, such as NPD, technology development, and organisational implementation.
  • Implement new products in commercial production in collaboration with production sites.
  • Be part of the R&D PMO which include project management method development and implementation, project portfolio coordination, and mentoring of project managers.
  • Develop training material and conducting training sessions on project management.
  • Facilitate project, ideation, and portfolio workshops.

You will have a unique opportunity to influence contents of the job and to create the conditions for innovation success.

You are passionate about project management

You have solid and documented project management skills from handling complex projects, ideally from an innovation or production environment with international scope. You have the ability to create and motivate a high performing project group with the many work functions required to bring high tech food products to market. It will be an advantage if you have engineering or scientific knowledge on dairy/food/chemistry or biotechnology, preferably at Master of Science level. Project management certification will be a further advantage. You are a very skillful communicator, and you are comfortable navigating among multiple stakeholders and have a sense of urgency to secure timely and consistent communication to everyone involved in the projects. You thrive on ensuring fact-based recommendations to management for decision-making, showing initiative and power, and you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and surroundings. Last, but not least, you are proficient in written and spoken English.

Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please send your application no later than 22nd of March 2019. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager, Jon Weis Busch at +45 7217 7830.

Please apply via this link