New Product Development Manager
New Product Development Manager – Cocio, Esbjerg
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. Arla®, Castello® and Lurpak® – brands like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world.
Are you well-versed within the food or dairy industry and ready to put your product development skills to the test? This could be your chance to develop products for large national and international brands and customers. Your new place of work is with Cocio in Esbjerg. Over the last 3 years we have doubled our turnover, and we expect to triple the business by 2020. And we need your expertise to get there.
Invent and develop Milk Based Beverage products of the future
Your main goal is to develop breakthrough products as well as line extensions across the Milk Based Beverages category including Arla branded, Cocio branded, license branded, and private label concepts. As such, you will be heading a large number of development projects of varying size and, with hands on approach, you will drive the activities from start to finish.
In detail, you will prepare the relevant documents and recipes just as you will perform the prescribed pilot plant- and large scale tests all the way from planning to execution. Another one of your key responsibilities will be to assure that the new products are covered by the quality assurance programme and live up to stipulated legal requirements.
This means that you will be solving complex challenges related to product and quality issues and have a wide international network developing products for a wide array of markets – all with their own specific demands.
Inventive and innovative - and able to challenge the status quo
You hold a degree within Food, NAB, Dairy Science, Dairy Technology or Human Nutrition, or you have a comparable formal background. Topped with at least 3 years’ experience within product development you have the exact credentials needed for a key NPD position of considerable responsibility. This means that you are able to think outside the box and contrary to expectations in order to develop ground-breaking and profitable solutions for Milk Based Beverage products of tomorrow. If you have been working within the food or dairy industry or have experience with food manufacturing as well as flavour application and flavour house cooperation, it will absolutely give you a head start.
You are a brilliant communicator and excellent at building personal relations across organizational levels and externally. In addition, you are equipped with a sound business understanding and are skilled at driving projects from start to finish. Added to this, you are ready to challenge the status quo and know how to deal with changes on an organizational as well as an interpersonal level.
Application and contact
Please apply no later than 21st of August 2017. For additional information, please call Senior NPD manager, Søren K. Ludvigsen at +45 2485 7377.