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Head of Innovation Skyr/Quark (m/f/d)
Düsseldorf, Upahl, Home-Office
Aktualität: 18.11.2022


18.11.2022, Arla Foods Deutschland GmbH
Düsseldorf, Upahl, Home-Office
Head of Innovation Skyr/Quark (m/f/d)
As Head of Skyr/Quark Innovation, you will implement our strategy to achieve the development of new Quark products. You will lead and develop your team to be truly global and specialised in the capabilities required to develop, launch and optimise products. This requires close collaboration with markets, the supply chain and in particular R&D functions such as science, consumer design, technology and nutrition. You will divide your time into operational and strategic work within your category and perform the following tasks: You will manage a total of 9 employees in 3 countries to ensure their continuous development as product experts You will implement our strategy to achieve the development of our products and improve the profitability of the existing product range You will set expectations for R&D specialists and developers to maintain a high level of technical and product expertise Youwill keep up with consumers, customers and competitors. You ensure close alignment with markets and identify synergies that can benefit different markets and brands
The key to success in this position is your ability to understand and act upon our long term strategy, ensuring that the team is will keep up it at all levels of innovation. Equally important is your global mindset and aptitude regarding leadership, as you will be instrumental in managing and developing an engaged team with a high level skillset, and making it work in a matrix organisation with many stakeholders. In order to facilitate this, you: Hold a Master's degree in food technology and/or innovation Have knowledge within dairy technology and are able to serve as a sparring partner for your team and the fermented leadership team Have already gained relevant experience in a similar position in a company in the FMCG sector or an equipment supplier Are an experienced and strong leader for global teams working across multiple locations/countries Have exceptional stakeholder engagement and communication skills that enable you to deliver clear messages and maintain a consistent line of sight Are naturally curious and have a desire to learn and understand your category and its products Speak both German and English fluently