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Senior Finance Manager

Arla foods is a global dairy company, cooperatively owned by milk farmers. Arla foods has production in 13 countries, sales offices in 36 countries around the world and has more than 19 000 employees. Their products are sold under three brands, arla®, lurpak®, och castello® in more than 100 countries. Arla foods focus markets are sweden, denmark, finland, uk, germany and holland. Arla is the worlds largest producer of ecological dairy products. Their total net turnover was 73,6 billion dkk (2013) and number of owners: 13 413 farmers (2014) and in weight milk: 12,7 billion kg (2013).

• do you dare to challenge the status quo?
• are you driven by leading a cross-site controller team?
• do you thrive working with change management and process optimization?

Your role

We are looking for an individual with solid leadership experience and a finance background, competences you will use to lead and develop a team of controllers. Your role will be to head up the controller team (10 persons) covering all supply chain operations in sweden. The group are based in jönköping and götene. Your team handles standard financial processes (month-end closing, costing, etc.) for arla foods sites and logistics in this region. In the position, you join 4 other highly skilled managers from our core markets (uk, germany denmark) to make up the leadership team in supply chain finance, multisites.

The mission and responsibilities

Arla foods is currently implementing a new supply chain structure throughout the company, as they are moving towards a global presence. Your focus is primarily to establish and lead your team, optimizing processes and forging strong bonds and collaborations with site directors and other stakeholders. As part of the leadership team, you will also be focusing on strategy and business development, setting goals and activities.

• leading, motivating and developing your team members.
• ensuring smooth finance processes through alignment and optimization across sites, countries and offices.
• implementing processes, models, principles, etc.

We offer

Arla foods pursue an ambitious growth strategy and we sell products in more than 100 countries. For you, our growing influence on the global market means that you can choose between several different career paths. You will have plenty of opportunities to realize your professional ambitions – whatever they may be. In this role you will get a vast experience from change management in a matrix organization, among other things.


• an established leader minimum 3-5 years of experience from a leadership role.
• a solid understanding of finance processes and controlling.
• experience with production economics is an advantage.
• you speak and write english fluently.
• swedish language skills and cultural insights are pre-requisites.
• a university degree in economics or finance, preferably a master degree in finance.

Further qualifications

• great communication skills.
• dare to challenge the status quo to improve and optimize.
• a solid understanding of lean and continuous improvement.
• business acumen and are curious about our sites as well as customers in the region.
• global mind-set and outlook and can identify with the arla foods view and values.
• you have the flexibility to extensive travel within our core markets, predominantly in sweden and denmark.

Personal characteristics

• driven, energetic and self-propelled.
• a tough stable leader, able to manage an organization in change.
• an engaged team-builder.
• being executive, a task–handler.
• good communication skills.
• trustworthy and informal – a “peoples” person.

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