Head of CoE Logistics Development & Efficiency, Global Logistics - Aarhus/Leeds/Stockholm/Dusseldorf

Would you like to set the direction and direct the development agenda in our customer driven Supply Chain organisation? As part of our ambitious journey, Arla is searching for a bright mind with excellent Supply Chain strategic insight, who can define and implement best-in-class Logistics operation and processes from production to store.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for you to steer our global Logistics Development & Efficiency function and align Arla Foods towards world-class Supply Chain in our European business unit”, says Kim Skaarup, Head of Logistics Centre of Excellence.

You will be working in a flexible working environment out of one of our main locations in Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Germany or UK and report directly to Head of Logistics Centre of Excellence. We except around 40-50% travel.

The Job

Our new Head of CoE Logistics Development & Efficiency will be driving our logistics strategy and efficiency across warehousing, transportation, planning and systems to develop and implement a cost-efficient Supply Chain strategy. This includes

  • Own and drive cost-competitiveness agenda through optimizing warehouse operations, distribution routes and equipment utilization, and realizing synergies across markets
  • Secure understanding and implementation of safety and quality standards across markets
  • Raise the bar and champion markets to develop and to deliver on activities and projects
  • Drive global KPIs and analysis as well as our continuous improvement agenda across markets
  • Support setting goals and objectives across logistics functions based on direction
  • Sponsor logistics collaboration activities with customers, distributors and suppliers
  • Develop strategic logistics footprint in and across markets
  • You will manage a small central team of 4-5 Supply Chain experts and have close relations to our core markets across Europe

The strong candidate

You have an excellent toolbox and the personal clout to bring missions from idea to implementation. In addition to strong project management skills and outstanding logistics knowledge, you probably hold a master’s degree in supply chain management, engineering or you have another relevant academic degree. Broad and extensive Logistics management experience is a must with a proven track record of developing and improving logistics functions.

You are used to working in global settings and are an excellent communicator who is able to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders. This includes

  • Strong end to end supply chain competences with a natural continuous improvement mindset
  • A track record within change management and development
  • A sound commercial and financial understanding
  • High on taking initiative and driving tangible results
  • Performance oriented with a keen commercial focus
  • High intellectual capacity and strategic perspective
  • Ability to understand local and global leverage
  • Ability to unite and inspire an organization around shared agenda through your influence and strong communication skills.
  • The position requires 40-50% travel

Application & Contact

Please apply as soon as possible as we will hold interviews on an ongoing basis. For further information, please contact onehr@arlafoods.com in the first instance and we will get back to you.

COVID-19 Notice:

We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


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