Director – Application Science & Technology, Aarhus

Are you ready to head up our Application Science & Technology team where you will play a key role in the full value chain from R&D to Supply Chain and out to our customers? Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, with an ambition to become the true global leader in value-added ingredients. In this role, you will be reporting to the VP for Commercial and you will be working in Aarhus, Denmark.

Strategic impact and strong project execution
Your main focus will be to lead and manage the Application Science & Technology department, consisting of around 30 highly engaged employees. The department is organised in 4 teams and the 4 team leads will be your direct reports. With your background and track record you will be able to secure processes and systems for efficient project execution and quality in trial running in the application centre. Together with the other functional areas you are responsible for delivering the pipeline defined both on a short and long term. You will be an active member in cross-organizational teams supporting NPD commercialization and you will be key in securing your team’s presence in customer development projects, supporting at customer visits, exhibitions and marketing campaigns.

You will also be expected to play a significant role in our Commercial Leadership Team where the focus is on ensuring a strong interaction and alignment within the team and to our main stakeholders across the organisation.

Powerful drive and strong understanding of our value-chain
If you are the right candidate you will understand the value of nurturing excellent stakeholder relations and you leave a positive imprint on your colleagues around you. It is an indisputable fact that you have successfully headed large groups of employees including several middle managers and you are used to coaching your organisation to exceed business targets and to ensure that your team has the necessary resources, authority and control to deliver.

You set the strategic agenda and you are motivated by technical challenges, product development and navigating in a complex organisation. You could have a background within commercial and have an interest in working with technical solutions and innovation. Alternatively, your experience derives from working with applications/R&D, and you have built on your talent within commercial. Either way, you are eager to show results and know that the very best effect is generated in collaboration with highly professional technical colleagues.

Application and contact
Please apply no later than 27 November. For additional information, please call Vice President, Commercial, Luis Cubel at +45 8938 1554 or HR Senior Director Lars Pertou Vestergaard at +45 9131 1433.
Please apply via this LINK.


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