Site Director, Arla - Falkenberg

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favorite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

Daily operations and management of the dairy

As Site Director at Falkenberg Dairy you will be responsible for leading our Cottage Cheese Site which is part of Arla Foods’ Swedish Production organization. Your primary objective is to develop and improve the dairy performance to secure an efficient operation whilst fulfilling customers’ expectations. In cooperation with your leadership teams and the site as a whole, you will drive the people agenda and the health & safety agenda as your top priority whilst never losing sight of the need to have an outstanding product quality, an efficient operational setup and being able to provide excellent service to our customers. Using your strong leadership you will involve and inform your employees and  facilitate cooperation and engagement at all levels.

Reporting to the Vice President, you will assume a key role on both the strategic and tactical level, and together with your colleagues in the management team, you will drive cross-functional projects. Moreover, you will be responsible for driving improvements in all areas and have ongoing follow-up meetings on performance reviews and business plans.

You will assume responsibility for leading approximately 90 skilled employees with 6 direct reports, and you can look forward to a close dialogue with our commercial colleagues in Marketing and Sales. You will establish a wide network within Arla Foods and have a close cooperation with both commercial and supply chain functions.

Brilliant leadership skills, customer focus and technical insight

We are looking for someone with a degree within dairy technology or foodservice combined with several years of leadership experience from a similar position in a large food production company.

Your background has given you wide and solid professional supply chain knowledge, experience with continuous improvements, and you can also document great results within people management with focus on communication to both employees and stakeholders.

In addition, you are open-minded, decisive and results-oriented. Relying on your personal impact, strategic insight and sound communication and cooperation skills, you can establish good relations to the management group and to internal and external stakeholders. If you also have documented experience with Lean tools and change management, it will be an advantage. Finally, you are able to motivate and develop your employees, and you have proficiency in written and spoken English.

What do we offer?

We are committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you will join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us and the whole world.

Create the future – Grow with Arla!

Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Apply no later than November 14th but please note we will review applications on an ongoing bases and may close the recruitment before the last application date.   

For additional information, please call Vice President, Søren Jensen at +45 8938 1293.

Please apply via this link.