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. Puck ® , Dano ® , Lurpak ® and Castello ® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. There are 1,200 employees in the Middle East and Africa and 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.
Are you ready for a high-profile challenge in a challenging environment in Lagos, Nigeria? This could be a grand opportunity for you to unfold your leadership skills in a geographical area with a tremendous growth opportunity. This position is at Director level and organisationally you become part of Consumer International (CIN) and will be a member of the management team for the Sub Saharan Region.
You set ambitious growth strategies – and adhere to them
As General Manager you will have overall responsibility for 80 people and the operation of Arla Foods in Nigeria. Your focus will be to deliver on ambitious strategic marketing and sales targets. This includes ensuring compliance with the overall business strategy. One of your prime objectives will be to make sure that the business targets are met, and for this you lead, coach and develop the management team to achieve maximum performance.
Moreover, you will facilitate a smooth cooperation with our local partner, develop and establish relationships with other key stakeholders – at local and regional levels – to ensure that Arla’s business is protected and further developed. All in all, you will have a tremendous chance to pursue your dreams of working in a truly international and fast growing environment.
Energy, FMCG experience and interest for delivering results
Your CV shows a relevant high-level education and specialisation within business administration, commerce or an equivalent area. Your theoretical background has been complemented with solid training within the FMCG industry covering at least 7 years of management and sales experience.
Your managerial style is enthusiastic and motivating, and you know what it takes to make things happen – and you are willing to take decisive action. It is natural for you to go the extra mile to be a success, and if you perform well, this job could be a stepping stone for your future career in Arla Foods. Lastly, you must be proficient in written and spoken English and have good financial and IT skills.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15th February 2015 and include “290115” in the subject field. For additional information, please email SVP Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen email@example.com or MEA HR Business Partner, Birgitte Beisner at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.