Team Leader for Product Management and Product Development – AAK

Everything AAK do is about Making Better Happen™.

AAK specializes in plant-based oils that are value-adding ingredients in a vast number of consumer products making these products better tasting and healthier. AAK improve functionality and make the products more sustainable. AAK’s value-adding solutions enable the customers to be successful in a better way.

AAK has more than 3,900 employees closely collaborating with the customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centres and more than 20 production plants around the world.

Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen™ for 150 years. For more information please visit

About AAK Karlshamn

Site Karlshamn is the largest and most complex site in AAK. It was founded in 1918 and is located at the Baltic Sea coast surrounded by a beautiful archipelago and grand oak- and beech-tree forests, perfect for recreational activities. The site has approximately 470 employees working in sales, customer innovation, quality assurance, production etc. and supplies into many industries including chocolate and confectionery, bakery, dairy, plant-based foods, personal care, animal nutrition, infant nutrition, candles, rubber and more.

About the position

AAK are looking for a team leader for the technical product management and customer innovation team in the Technical Products and Feed business area (TPF). The role covers a quite a wide range of responsibilities.

You will lead the Customer Innovation team in TPF and drive the product development and innovation agenda. You will be a part of the go-to-market teams within both feed and technical products and play a key role prioritizing development projects and driving them forward.

You will also act as the Industry Technical Product Manager for the business area. This means that you will be the product expert in a technical context and that you must be able to provide advice on the technical and nutritional aspects of the products. You will also monitor regulatory developments through contacts with business associations and national authorities and, in cooperation with QA, assure that products and production thereof is compliant with relevant legislation and certification standards. You will be responsible for the content in our product documentation, in our ERP-system, product data sheets and labels on packaging. In the product management work you will be assisted by the TPM for the fatty acid plant and feed fat production who is part of the team.

The job requires limited travel, for example to business association events, but also to customers.You will also be required to work closely with our production team to ensure that new products can be produced in an efficient way. Knowing the capabilities and constraints of our production sites is key to a successful execution of the development projects.

AAK believe in empowering our employees to be independent, while putting trust in each other and sharing accountability to create an interdependent culture.

About you 

As a majority of the tasks are related to AAKs animal feed business we are looking for a person with a university degree within animal science or other relevant subject. It is important that you have significant knowledge and interest within animal nutrition and are familiar with the regulatory environment around animal feed. You have previous experience in product development and preferably also experience from a leadership role.

In your work you enjoy a great variety and appreciate close interaction with many stakeholders. As a person you are systematic, thorough and a fast learner. You enjoy working independently but also see the great benefits from team collaboration.

You are an excellent communicator in speech and writing and enjoy intercultural interaction Fluency in English and a Scandinavian language (Swedish/Danish/Norwegian) is a prerequisite.

Do you want to be a part of and grow in a global leading, expanding company with focus on sustainability? Join AAK for excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth!

Contacts and application

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Mats Högström at Högström & Co Management AB, phone: +46 706 97 06 60 for further information.

Please submit your application as soon as possible through [email protected]. Welcome!

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