Finance Specialist for Material Waste Reduction

  • G09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • G12 Responsible consumption and production
  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • November 26, 2018

Website ArlaGroup Arla

Sustainable Dairy Farming

Would you like to optimise our production substantially as you work for a sustainable future? Take up this new position to explore and calculate waste reduction opportunities, build best practice and facilitate implementation across our dairies worldwide.

“As part of Strategy and Excellence in Supply Chain Finance, you will join 20 ambitious colleagues who drive optimisation projects across our supply chain. This is a unique chance for you to dive into our material waste reduction potential and make huge business and environmental impacts,” says Finance Director Henrik Lund Sørensen.

About the job

In Arla Foods, we work to reduce material waste, and we already collect relevant data across our production. But we want to increase and standardise our efforts across Arla Foods’ production sites worldwide. As our new finance specialist, you will evaluate our waste reduction potential across the entire production life cycle and define and drive a new standard that can be implemented at all our sites.

With support from finance and IT colleagues as well as local dairy technicians, you will visit dairies and develop a prototype for best practice at a chosen production site. Once all relevant measuring points have been established and digitalised, and the structures are in place to report on total waste reduction, you will lead the global implementation and local adaptation of material waste reduction.

Doing so, you get to travel 30-50 days a year to visit production sites across Northern Europe, primarily in Denmark, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands.

Who are you?

To succeed, you have the personal drive and curiosity to take charge of a new and exciting project and make blind spots visible and calculable. Also, you are ready for a job where today is nothing like yesterday, and where you get to delve into production environments to map out financial potentials.

  • You have experience with production finances in a large production company, and you are good at grasping process flows and finding optimisation potential
  • You have the systematic skills and project management competences to lead a large and complex project and set the structure for a new global agenda
  • You hold a master’s degree in finance
  • You are fluent in English, and it would be an advantage if you speak Danish

What do we offer?

This is your chance to identify optimisation opportunities within material waste reduction and build best practice from scratch. As you join a large international organisation working with vast amounts of raw materials, the value potential of your work is huge. Identifying one small improvement might be significant to our bottom line and reduce our environmental footprint substantially.

Furthermore, you will be surrounded by highly skilled colleagues who support your work and give you the technical insights you need to implement the right measures.

Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply no later than 19 November 2018.

For additional information, please call Finance Director Henrik Lund Sørensen on +45 8938 1428.

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