Senior Projektledare / Project Manager – Capex Projects – Arla, Sweden

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to join our Global Project Management team  where you will be based in Sweden and travel to Arla production facilities around the country. In this role you will report to the Director for CAPEX Projects and you will provide strong support to Operations at the production sites. In this role you can be based near our Arla offices, preferably Stockholm or near any of our production sites in Sweden.  

About the role
As a Senior Project Manager, your top priority is to support our production sites with world class leadership on our capital expenditure projects (CAPEX). These projects are primarily of a technical nature, for example increasing dairy capacity to manufacture new products.

The tasks that you will conduct should not be a surprise to an experienced Project Manager. You will perform feasibility studies and recommend directions for optimal project design and provide support in the process of developing and approving a business case. You will work closely with external contractors / vendors, maintaining a professional relationship whilst ensuring high quality execution. From start to finish, you will monitor and control the project plan including budget compliance and adherence to specification, dealing professionally with obstacles that come your way.

To succeed in this position, you must have exceptional stakeholder management skills and leadership abilities, enabling you to build networks throughout the organization. You should consider building and developing positive relationships as crucial to  lead effective project meetings, inform stakeholders in a timely and precise manner while creating a proactive environment of project management excellence and continuous improvement.

As you in this role will travel to various Arla sites in Sweden you can expect around 50 travel days per year depending on where you are located.

Who are you?
We are looking for a Project Manager with 10+ years experience in a similar role, within an FMCG company or other manufacturing/food processing industry where you have gained the expertise to drive major projects and manage co-workers in an international company with multiple stakeholders. 

Preferably you will have a bachelor degree in engineering or similar technical subject in order to add true value in a complex environment. Fluency in English is required to work effectively in a global organisation, but strong Swedish skills are also necessary.  

A strong business acumen helps you in both liaising with Senior Site Directors and VP Operations but at the same time you must be comfortable on the factory floor in a hands on capacity. 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.

What do we offer?
We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collabora-tive culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household favorite brands in a way that make things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.

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Application and contact
If you want to drive innovation and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply no later than 21st of June 2019, but please note that we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and may close the recruitment before time.

For additional information, please call Director of Capex Project Management Jacob Göttsche on +45 87332706.

Please apply via this link.