Site Director – Stockholm and Sundsvall Dairy

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite 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 Stockholm and Sundsvall Dairies you will be responsible for leading two fresh milk dairies in Sweden which are 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, 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.

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 600 skilled employees, 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
You hold a university degree within food science, dairy technology or similar supplemented with several years of leadership experience from a similar position in a large, international 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.

Application and contact
Apply no later than 12 August. For additional information, please call Vice President, Søren Jensen at +45 8938 1293

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