Foodjob Nordic is looking for an Innovation
Manager to drive progress related to Mille Food’s R&D
strategy and business goals and be a main force in developing the Danish
organizations R&D infrastructure ahead.
manufactures and market infant dairy products. The young and dynamic company
builds on Denmarks strong dairy heritage and top of the class position with
regards to food safety. The company brand is now present in approximately
10,000 shops all over China as the best-selling infant formula brand from
Denmark in China. With
Mille’s first 13,000 sqm HACCP and FSSC 22000 certified production facility in
Denmark running smoothly, Mille is now looking for expanding in both R&D and
production and will hence continue contributing to the growth of Danish
production and export as an integrated partner of the Danish food scene. Read
more at www.millefood.dk
as Innovation Manager is a new role intended to be broadly involved in research, development, analysis and
new concepts feeding to the NPD pipeline. As the role is not yet completely
defined, you will have great influence on your own development in the role.
However some key responsibilities are defined beforehand:
- Being project manager on NPD
- Managing and attaining contact to
new suppliers and producers
- Ensuring innovative solutions
supporting business and R&D strategy
- Establishing insights and overview
of relevant markets
- Assist in coordination of new
products implementations across departments working in close collaboration with
sales in Denmark and China
position is based in Mille Food’s new facility in Roskilde, Denmark, and refers
to the Chief R&D Officer. You must expect travels and meetings with
partners and collaborators both within and outside Denmark on a regular basis.
Besides a technical academic degree as dairy engineer or similar
you have some 3-5 years of industrial experience from within the field of
infant nutrition or related fields. You also have an understanding of the
Danish and European market for infant formula - the related products, the industrial
suppliers and the stakeholders.
Understanding of relating NPD to
overall business goals is a key element in achieving success in the role. Because
of the character of the job, it is important that you have proven project
management skills and that you are flexible with regards to handling many
different activities and frequent change of focus.
Because of the above and in order to
handle the many different stakeholders and cultural diversity in the job, you
need to have an extrovert, proactive, and independent personality. Proficiency
at working level in English is required and Danish proficiency will be an
advantage. So will knowledge about Chinese business culture.
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