Contract Manufacturing Director EMEA

Would you like to work for a company with innovative & tasty products that are good for your health & for the planet!? If so, we are excited to tell you that we might just have something for you!
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Oatly is a sustainability company built on the idea of change. Bottom line, we want to make it easy for people to eat and drink what’s good for them without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources. It's why we come to work every day. With our head office in Malmö and production sites in Sweden, the Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.



More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. We offer you a great opportunity to take an active part in the expansion of a great company with great products. If you’re getting a tingly feeling reading this, thinking you want to be part of making sure Oatly can actively keep making the world a better place, we are happy to tell you that we are looking for a Contract Manufacturing Director EMEA! 


As an EMEA Contract Manufacturing Director you have the responsibility for the successful implementation of the EMEA overall contract manufacturing strategy in line with the Global Contract Manufacturing strategy. You will work closely with the other Supply Chain Operations functions and key stakeholders to deliver the agreed volume, and support the business growth on time and at the right cost. You will also ensure with your team that contracted manufacturing sites are working on continuous improvement efforts on sustainability activities to be aligned with the overall Oatly philosophy – the Oatly way.

You will join a dynamic Operations team, where Contract Manufacturing takes an important part in the Supply Chain Operation growth strategy. You will be coordinating and overseeing the contract manufacturing operations for EMEA and leading a small team.


More fun things you will do:  

  • Overall EMEA contract manufacturing strategy development and implementation.
  • Provide performance monitoring and track contract manufacturing site performance to ensure that Oatly requirements are met.
  • Supervise and lead the implementation of contract manufacturing projects.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects and best practice implementation related to contract manufacturing partners.
  • Constantly evaluate and identify supplier risks in term of financial, quality, delivery, cost, capacity, system, market, etc. and leads efforts to address those risks. Track and proactively manage Supplier Risk and ensure business continuity plans are robust.
  • Develop and execute annual and multiyear sourcing plans for spend related to our outsourced contract manufacturing suppliers.
  • Identify and evaluate potential contract manufacturing partners in EMEA.

The position is placed in Landskrona/Malmö and will require some travelling. In this role you will report to the VP Operations EMEA, with dotted line reporting to the Global Contract Manufacturing Director.


Besides having a structured, strong analytic, and holistic approach to your work, we believe that you are a genuine leader, collaboration is in your nature, and you easily establish relations with colleagues and external partners. You value people and business development, and you are recognized for building high performing and collaborative teams. You take initiatives to secure success and dare to try
different things, while also being comfortable to admit failure. You are flexible and adaptable, prestige less and ready to adapt to Oatly’s ever-changing environment.


We hope to see that you check the following boxes:

  • Contract manufacturing in the food and beverage industry.
  • Master/bachelor’s degree in engineering/Science.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience.
  • Is an excellent networker with insight and interest to follow the industry and technologies.
  • Understanding of performance sales tactics and the ability to use analytics to make data driven decisions with a combination of high level of creativity.
  • Proven leadership ability and problem-solving skills.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Quality Management principles and application to Supply Chain Management.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage projects, proactive and professional in manner with a high degree of integrity, initiative, leadership, strong communication skills, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic, innovative and solution oriented with a clear, strong and at the same time humble leadership.

We see that you have excellent English skills, verbally and written. It is a great advantage if you also know Swedish.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who see sustainability and health as important values. If you have the curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s do this together! It will be fun! Promise!


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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211 19 Malmö Directions +46 (0)418 47 55 00 View page


Företagsvägen 42
261 51 Landskrona Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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