Procurement Category Manager - Logistics
Impact our performance - temporary position
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.
Ready to use your solid procurement experience in a fast-paced environment? Join Arla’s Global Procurement team, spread across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – however, your work place will be Aarhus. On behalf of our global organisation we manage procurement activities of an annual spend of DKK 22 billion. The duration of this temporary position is 10 months.
Sourcing Logistics services
As a member of the Logistics Procurement team, you support and engage in Procurement strategy development and execution for the relevant category areas together with the rest of your colleagues in Global Procurement. You will thus engage in projects, applying your procurement skills and logistic insight on strategic, tactical and operational levels, along with supporting the business on ad hoc tasks and analytic initiatives.
In addition, you will support handling of fruitful relationships with our suppliers, ensuring that they meet the agreed quality standards and deliver timely solutions, products and services.
Ensuring a high level of end-user satisfaction, you will be working closely together with Arla’s logistic organisation and our dairies across Northern Europe, just as you will engage with Arla’s logistics suppliers, Project Management teams and the line management across our business groups.
Solid experience with sourcing of complex production systems
Your background covers a relevant education, preferable a commercial degree at Master’s level, supplemented with relevant experience from a similar procurement position and you have a solid understanding of logistic services and logistics flows in an international production company. Alternatively, you come with solid experience from the logistics industry and have the interest and willingness to use this experience in a procurement organisation.
You have well-versed stakeholder management skills and know how to develop strong relations across cultural and geographical borders. This includes applying a sound business understanding, an open mindset, strong collaboration skills and the ability to adapt your communication directly to all levels of the organisation.
Personally, you are characterised as an outgoing, independently working change agent with a strong drive and a can-do approach. Lastly, you are fluent in written and spoken English.
Help improve the everyday life of millions
To us, it’s not just about making dairy products. It’s about providing the ingredients vital to everyday life. Please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening, once the right candidate has been found. For additional information, please call Per Aasberg at +45 91312734. Please state in your application where you have seen the advertisement.