Global Head of Dairy and Food Ingredients

GEA Process Engineering A/S
Soeborg, Copenhagen

GEA Process Engineering A/S

GEA Process Engineering A/S is part of GEA Group, one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry and a wide range of other industries. The global technology group focuses on process technology, components, and sustainable energy solutions for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets. GEA Process Engineering A/S employs 700 people located at our technology center for drying and powder technologies in Soeborg and our technology center for liquid processing in Skanderborg. We supply single units and complete process lines from the initial stage of plant design through to installation, commissioning and hand-over. Our scope of supply includes mixing, membrane filtration, fermentation, extraction, spray drying, freeze-drying, and powder handling solutions for the dairy, food ingredients, pharma, chemical, and beverage industries.

For more information re. GEA Group, please visit GEA’s website

Global Head of Dairy and Food Ingredients

GEA, Liquid and Powder Division - BU Powder & Thermal Separation Technologies

Would you like to work with state-of-the-art engineering in the Dairy and Food Industry in an interesting company like GEA Process Engineering A/S in Soeborg? Are you motivated by leading a highly dedicated and skilled management team of 5?
We are looking for a dedicated and experienced people manager to head our Dairy and Food Ingredients Powder Center of Competences.

Join a leading company within food processing and other industries
GEA is one of the largest technology suppliers for food processing and a wide range of other industries. The Global Group specializes in machinery and plants as well as process technology and components. GEA is organized into five divisions. These are based on technologies and are essentially oriented towards existing legal entities of the Global Group.

Leadership and management of Business Team and P&L
As Global Head of Dairy and Food Ingredients, you will set the global direction and be responsible for a full P&L, and optimization, of the Center of Competences / Business Team within the BU Powder & Thermal Separation Technologies, with a very strong market position and technology basis. In recent years, the Business Team has delivered very large projects with a high level of complexity. One of the challenges going forward is to ensure that the organization constantly wins and delivers efficiently on projects.

As Head of Dairy and Food Ingredients you will be responsible for i.e.:
  • The GEA Dairy & Food Ingredients’ approximated 90 well-skilled and motivated employees
  • Overall responsible for assuring a work environment that recruits, retains, and support quality staff
  • Contributing to the development of the business unit’s strategic direction and initiatives
  • Supporting other strategic and corporate initiatives as required
  • Delivering targets for order intake, gross margin & EBITDA for the Business Team
  • Cost optimization and resource utilization of project execution
  • Ensuring that approval and compliance processes follow GEA guidelines
  • Continuous development of the company and competencies in order to reach the strategy
You are an experienced people manager with visible leadership
Preferably you have experience from the processing dairy industry or knowledge of food ingredients. Alternatively, you have been selling products to this industry.

You are educated at a bachelor’s or master’s level and you either have a technical background with acquired commercial experience or a commercial education and technical insight.

You understand how to navigate and contribute to a large matrix organization.

You have been working for a minimum of 5 years in a management position and you have a minimum of 10 years of experience in similar functions in engineering, equipment, and projects. It is important that you have experience in matrix organizations - especially influencing and leading without direct authority is an advantage.

You have technical know-how, project management, and end-to-end process expertise, as well as a profound commercial understanding. You find an interest in working on optimizing internal processes, and you have strong problem-solving skills. You are able to combine working with internal processes and keeping a global outlook at the same time.

If you have any questions, please call Research Consultant Eva Holm Mikkelsen, Hansen Toft A/S at 0045 2126 0290.

Please note that we only need your CV when you apply for the position. Your inquiry is treated confidentially and will not be disclosed without your consent.

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