Job – Foodjob Nordic

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  • Company: Tulip Food Company A/S

    Senior Quality Manager med overblik og indsigt

    Foodjob Nordic søger nu for Tulip Food Company A/S i Randers en dygtig Senior Quality Manager med solid ledelseserfaring fra fødevareproduktion, og med lyst til at optimere og drive landets største og bedste kvalitetsafdeling.

  • Company: Vega Salmon

    CCO for Vega Salmon A/S

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong commercial food professional for an attractive CCO role. Our client is Vega Salmon A/S, a very successful international FMCG company operating worldwide.

  • Company: Faunaphotonics


    We are hiring an agronomist to support the rapid development of FaunaPhotonics

  • Company: Essentia Proteins

    SVP International Sales – Food Ingredients

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong commercial professional for an attractive SVP International Sales role at Essentia Protein Solutions.

  • Company: Lagkagehuset

    Produktionsleder – Lagkagehuset

    Foodjob Nordic søger nu for Lagkagehuset A/S en stærk fagperson med lederevner og stor erfaring fra fødevareprocesser til at styrke den daglige drift af en virksomhed i vækst og hastig udvikling.

Head of Customer Innovation for AAK in Aarhus

Foodjob Nordic is searching for an experienced innovation lead for AAKs chocolate and confectionery center of excellence.
AAKs work is very much built around their customer’s businesses due to a belief in long-term partnerships and strong relationships. Through the AAK co-development approach, AAK work together with customers across the customers’ value chains to develop solutions fulfilling customer-specific needs. 
The position 
As Head of Customer Innovation (CI) you will be responsible for the Customer Innovation group in Aarhus as well as managing the confectionery customer innovation activities on pan-European level. The team consists of more than 20 professionals in both Aarhus and across Europe, supporting the confectionery business and global strategic accounts. You will have the responsibility to ensure capabilities are in place to support and grow the business according to strategic and tactical needs and to create, motivate and develop the CI group to support engagement.  
You will work closely with local business managers across Europe and actively participate as member of the pan-European Confectionery Go-To-Market team. You support developing and driving the industry strategy and tactical value-propositions of AAK chocolate and confectionery offerings. You also co-manage the opportunity pipeline together with sales and ensure active opportunity management and pipeline leadership. 
As head of CI you will support the identification of opportunities and convert these into business by allocating the right industry CI resource. To enhance AAK innovation in the confectionery industry you and your CI group will also offer and support proactive activities including support for AAKs global R&D.  
As Head of CI you will be member of the CI leadership team in Europe and report to the Customer Innovation Director, Europe. In addition to supporting the European industry you will also play a significant role in the global business development being a member of the Global Confectionery Strategy team.  
Besides holding a degree in food science, chemistry or technology, you have a proven experience from an innovation leadership role within the Food Industry. Knowledge of the confectionery industry is a distinct advantage, and preferably your leadership experience comprises leading successful teams across multiple sites. 
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are fundamental for success in the role. With a customer focus you must balance strategic thinking and positive influencing though a hands-on operational approach. You need to be adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of the market, and with regards to working in a matrix organization.  
AAK business language is English, and therefore fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory. 
As the role has a European and in some respect global scope, the capacity to travel is required.