Inside Arla


Meet Sidsel

Senior Site Manager

After completing her master studies in Dairy Science and Technology, Sidsel joined Arla as a process engineer in 2013. In this role, she was responsible for process optimisation projects in production and she also supported the production manager at one of the large dairy sites.

In August 2016, Sidsel was offered new challenges as QEHS Manager where she got the responsibility for pushing the agenda on quality, environmental, health and safety issues. For one year, Sidsel took the lead in driving the development to ensure high quality products and a responsible way of working. “Responsibility is a matter close to my heart – in my personal and professional life. That’s why I am proud to work for a company that places so much importance on conducting business in a responsible way.”

New opportunities while on maternity leave

Sidsel only got to have the role as QEHS Manager for a year, because when on maternity leave, she was offered the position as Senior Site Manager for the oldest cooperative dairy in the world, Tirstrup Dairy, which today is part of Arla’s large Taulov Dairy site.

 Moving forward with the right support

Sidsel looks forward to exploring new opportunities as overall responsible for the entire value chain at a dairy site while being able to get advice and sparring from the Senior Site Director at the large Taulov Dairy. Her curious nature and the support of her leaders ensure that she continues to develop and grow her career at Arla.

Shortly after joining Arla, Sidsel enrolled on a mentoring programme that enabled her to define her long-term vision and concrete next steps.

"The mentoring programme played a big role in how I have chosen to move forward in recent years. My leadership team not only supports me, but also invests in my future by enabling me to pursue my studies in organisation and leadership along side my day job."

Sidsel truly believes that continuously reflecting on and articulating your vision and dreams is essential, especially for young, ambitious people who are eager to grow.

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