Project Manager, AFI R&D Project Management Office - Videbæk

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In Arla Foods Ingredients R&D department the project management office is responsible for driving complex projects and building an even greater project management culture. We are looking for at a person with knowledge and interest in project management and who aspire to become a key driving force in the development and implementation of world leading food products and processes. Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients for many different categories including bakery, beverages, dairy, infant and sport nutrition. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated experts that develop solutions with our functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate.

Drive projects from idea to completion
Reporting to the Project Management Office manager, you will be working with the planning and execution of innovation projects alongside the business responsible persons as well as very skilled innovation colleagues. The main project type will be New Product Development (NPD) where you will have contact to all parts of AFI as well as external stakeholders. You will achieve success as you secure the implementation of NPD and improvement projects according to the agreed specifications, i.e. cost, time and quality. In addition, you will be part of coordinating the NPD project pipelines in collaboration with commercial operations and be a key influencer in developing the overall project management skills in AFI R&D.

Responsibilities in this job will be:

  • Be responsible for execution of innovation projects, such as NPD, technology development, and organisational implementation.
  • Implement new products in commercial production in collaboration with production sites.
  • Be part of the R&D PMO which include project management method development and implementation, project portfolio coordination, and mentoring of project managers.
  • Develop training material and conduct training sessions on project management.
  • Facilitate project, ideation, and portfolio workshops.

You will have a unique opportunity to influence the contents of the job and to create the conditions for innovation success.

You are passionate about project management
You have acquired project management skills from project management education and by handling projects yourself or participating in large complex projects. Ideally you have worked in an innovation or production environment with international scope. It will be an advantage if you have engineering or scientific knowledge on dairy/food/chemistry or biotechnology, preferably at Master of Science level. Project management certification will be a further advantage. You are a very skillful communicator, and you are comfortable navigating among multiple stakeholders and have a sense of urgency to secure timely and consistent communication to everyone involved in the projects. You thrive on ensuring fact-based recommendations to management for decision-making, showing initiative and power, and you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and surroundings. Last, but not least, you are proficient in written and spoken English.

Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please send your application no later than the 14th of April, 2020. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager, Jon Weis Busch at +45 7217 7830.

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