Excellence Manager Maintenance, Supply Chain Excellence, Aarhus

Would you like to support and drive the strategic agenda within maintenance and SAP-PM across our 60+ sites in Arla Foods?

This dynamic and hands-on position in Arla Foods will let you work with all levels of the Arla Foods organisation as you lead and support maintenance projects in close collaboration with both, senior management and on-site departments.

You get to visit and drive projects at our sites all over Europe as you ensure a world-class supply chain throughout. As you build an extensive insight into our maintenance processes, you take on a central role in standardising and anchoring SAP PM throughout Arla Foods. Being an excellent team player you will join a group of experts within the area of maintenance, who are located in Viby, Denmark and around Europe.

Drive on-site projects and implement the Maintenance StrategyAs excellence manager maintenance, your job is to identify, develop and share best practices across our European sites and around the world. You identify and realise continuous improvement projects across sites and implement new technology to help improve efficiency and drive strategic cost saving initiatives, using benchmarking. Further, you offer advanced support to sites regarding way of working as well as use of technology and equipment. Your tasks also include:

  • Driving the standardisation agenda and where relevant, including SAP PM
  • Complete project management responsibility including planning, driving and evaluation
  • Planning, leading and facilitating capability training and workshops
  • Ensuring that legal requirements are met

As you go, you help create a vision for maintenance throughout the organisation. This includes mutual knowledge sharing, strategy development and choice of direction in agreement with the head office.

In total, you can expect to travel up to 25% of your time.

Do you have experience in maintenance and stakeholder management?You hold at least 5+ years of experience in working in a similar position including working with cross functionalstakeholders. You may be an educated artisan within a relevant craft or hold an education in engineering or similar. Through your previous experience, you have come to appreciate the importance of timely planning and organising – as well as built an ability to assess and handle complex issues with large amounts of input. It is an advantage, if you have knowledge of implementing a continuous improvement culture and of utilizing Lean tools. We also encourage you to act as sounding board for your peers and direct manager. We expect you to:

  • Have experience with CMMS and know the importance of a standardized system
  • Be a self-starter who likes working individually on a mix of defined and ad-hoc tasks
  • Have strong IT skills, preferably knowledge with SAP PM
  • Have good stakeholder management skills and a talent for building relations
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English

Send your applicationPlease apply as soon as possible. We will continuously invite candidates for further process and will get back to you once we have reviewed your application thoroughly.


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