At Arla we believe in the power of natural healthy dairy as an important
part of everyday life. To help you feel strong and good about what you eat,
glass by glass and spoonful by spoonful. With the Arla brand we promise
natural, healthy, sustainable food made with the purest milk. Arla is a farmer
owned company which means that Arla belongs to the farmers, and it is our
mission to ensure our farmers get a good and fair price for their milk. Arla
brands are enjoyed in more than 100 countries all over the world with well-known
brands like Tre Stelle Feta Cheese or Castello HavartiÂ®, Arla is part of many
breakfast, lunch and dinner tables.
Would you thrive working on continuous improvement within a Company that
has high ambitions for growth? Arla Foods Inc. (Canada), a value market within
Arla Foods, currently has a position available for a Production and Technology
Development Manager (PTD) Manager. Operating as a full-service business model
with national offices across Canada, Arla Foods Inc. produces and sells its own
domestic production as well as imported Arla and speciality cheeses. As the PTD
Manager, you will be stationed full-time (40 hours per week) on a permanent
basis at our third-party production partner – Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL),
located at 79 Water Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C1N 1A5.
About the role
Reporting to the Site Director, you will play a key role and act as the
operational link between Arla Foods Inc. and Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL)
to ensure current business is maintained and continues to develop, while
ensuring communication between both parties on current activities and reacting
to new opportunities and challenges within the industry. Your role will also control
activities regarding Arla Foods Inc. products produced at ADL, ensuring
compliance with the Production Agreement and continuous improvements in all
aspects of the value chain and in achieving objectives and the Business Strategy.
You will also be responsible to:
- Analyze and report on
yield and component usage to ensure that targets are met; Identify
negative trends & conduct a full analysis through liaison with Plant
Personnel and Arla/ADL Management, to determine corrective actions and
follow up to ensure corrective actions are executed to resolve issues.
- Reject, in alignment with
ADL Quality Management and with approval of the Dairy Site Director,
release of products if considered outside agreed specification for
compositional or organoleptic parameters, or if there is a food safety
- Participate in effective
execution of crisis management in relation to quality issues run by either
Arla or ADL.
- Maintain up to date
documents of recipes and ingredients and contribute to the updating
instructions/specifications in relation to Arla products and processes.
- Provide cost, capacity
and operational input to investment plans and proposals using resources of
Arla Foods, ADL and outside suppliers.
- Review and provide
updated detailed Product Cost Calculations covering raw materials,
production, packaging, labor and (freight) for Arla cheese products.
- Assist Marketing, NPD and
Sales in developing and ensure market readiness of new products/packaging.
- Project Manager for cost
saving activities sponsored by the Dairy Site Director, which directly
influence Arla Foods products and participate in cost saving activities
indirectly influencing Arla Foods products.
- Support all Arla Foods
and ADL continuous improvement activities and promote engagement from key
stakeholders for both parties.
- Submit an operational
report to ADL (CEO) and Arla (Dairy Site Director) at agreed upon
- Respect and conform to
protocols and procedures at ADL.
- Responsible for setting
and managing the financial forecast and reporting on relevant deviations.
- Participate in the
development of the Dairy Operations Business plan.
- Demonstrate an outside-in
mindset, ensuring the customer (internal and external) remains prominent
in the execution of departmental activities, with the goal of achieving
positive customer experience management within Arla.
- Responsible to engage in
Arla and ADL Health and Safety programs, by identifying and reporting any
potential hazards, near misses and incidents observed, as well as
supporting any corrective actions or investigations related to any
hazards, near misses or incidents.
This role will appeal to a candidate who enjoys working with a high degree
of independence. Working within an expanding subsidiary, you will have an
opportunity to influence organic growth and foster new and current
relationships for Arla Canada. You should anticipate some travel activity to
our headquarters in Toronto, the USA, and the Global HQ in Denmark.
Dairy Technologist with leadership skills and 5 years’ experience
Your background includes completion of a post-secondary education program
in Dairy technology or equivalent supplemented with a minimum of 5 years’
experience* within the cheese production process and quality assurance area, as
well as experience in capital project planning and execution.
*Including experience in Food or Dairy product manufacturing, or Experience in Food; Chemical; Beverage Food;
processing industry; Cheese makers; Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Project
Management Experience, Leadership, team management experience;
You have acquired strong leadership skills enabling you to set direction,
motivate and be decisive. While not employed by ADL, you are expected to
integrate yourself into the daily operational activities using your technical
and interpersonal skills to the fullest to build trust and execute goals on
behalf of all parties.
You work with a high level of integrity, an open mind and flexibility
towards working in a dynamic environment. Moreover, you possess a cooperative
spirit, an ability to work cross functionally throughout the organization, and
are persistent to drive the agenda towards the best possible results within the
timeline, creating urgency to resolve concerns. You also have outstanding
communication skills in the working language, English.
Overall, we are looking for a profile with strong business acumen and
proven technical, quality control, leadership and diplomacy skills, preferably
from a cheese production plant.
Your technical skills also include Word processing software; Spreadsheet;
MS Windows; Internet; Database software; Project management; software;
Electronic mail; Fast-paced environment; Attention to detail. You’re also
proficient at working with tight deadlines, Willing to travel (including cross-border,
and overnight); you are a Team player with Excellent oral and written
communication. You also have strong judgement, reliability and organizational
What do we offer?
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while
working together to create the future of dairy. We push each other to keep our
cooperative at the forefront of the dairy industry, so we can create Good
Growth and bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally.
In pursuing this exciting opportunity, the selected individual will be
awarded with a competitive compensation package including:
- Annual Base Salary ($90-127K
- Discretionary Annual
Bonus (based on the achievement of individual performance and company
- Medical Benefits, Dental
Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Pension, Plan
Benefits, Vision Care Benefits, including Other Benefits
your application to:
Maddaloni, Human Resources
Foods Canada Inc., 675 Rivermede Road, Concord, Ontario, L4K 2G9 Canada
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Foods Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants and
employees regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic or
national origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, age, record of offences (for which a pardon has been
granted), disability, marital or family status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. If you require an
accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please
contact us at the email address above to provide your contact information.
While we appreciate all resume submissions, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.