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Environmental and Utilities Manager


Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Lunnarp, M, SE

Company: DANONE

Are you passionate about sustainability, clever technical solutions and food production? Have you worked some years with technical and environmental responsibilities and now you want to further develop your leadership skills? Maybe the role of Environmental and Utilities Manager at Österlenmejeriet, part of Danone Group, is the right role for you! You would together with the engineering team play an important role in the factory’s and Danone’s future success!


You will play a vital role in future development of our factory in Lunnarp, Skåne.  It is a versatile role where you will manage a team of three technicians and  work closely with internal and external stakeholders on all levels. You will be responsible for managing the factory’s environmental plan – which is a foundation for Danone’s vision One Planet One Health and a key characteristic for how we wish to run our production of Proviva and other plant-based products. By managing contact and communication with authorities you protect our license to operate and ensure our operations runs in line with our core values of sustainable production.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Developing and managing the factory environmental plan and legal environmental requirements.
  • Lead and develop the team on both functional and leadership ability to create high-performing teams.
  • Continuously identify and drive initiatives to improve energy savings and optimizations.
  • Organize the environmental work in regards to demands and obligations required of the employer according to the Swedish law, Miljöbalken.
  • Drive and execute the factory energy stream towards the budget & ideal factory target.
  • Leading the utilities department such as Operation and Maintenance.
  • Organizing on-site maintenance and securing technical equipment, to minimizing technical downtime/disruptions and proposing corrective action plans to minimize energy consumption.
  • Handling yearly and ad-hoc audits on environmental practices, involving key stakeholders internally and externally to ensure correct reporting.





In order to be successful you have:


  • Academic technical degree or comparable work experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a similar role, preferably in global FMCG industry, handling contact and reporting with authorities.
  • Experience working with ISO 14001 as environmental management system.
  • Informal or formal leadership experience is a strong merit.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Swedish environmental laws, Miljöbalken.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Swedish and English.
  • Team player attitude with the ability to drive change by engaging and inspiring key stakeholders.
  • Innovative problem solving skills and eagerness to find new solutions for environmental practices to implement at the factory.



Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we believe in order to do so we need a healthy planet. We have more than 100 000 employees worldwide built on three business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Specialized Nutrition and Waters who all strive for our vision One Planet One Health.
Danone Nordics has 450 employees based in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. Our brand portfolio includes many trusted brands such as ProViva, Alpro, Activia, Actimel, Danonino, Nutricia and Aqua d´Or.
Österlenmejeriet is our factory based in Lunnarp, outside Tomelilla in Skåne. Here we produce our local brand ProViva, a unique probiotic fruit drink of which we are extra proud of here in the Nordics. At Österlenmejeriet we add innovation and refine what the nature has to offer.



A career in a purpose driven and fast-moving international company. We have a performance culture but how we reach our goals is equally important as the end results. In line with our values we foster a friendly, motivating and supportive culture where everyone is a leader, no matter what your position is within our organization. We encourage an entrepreneurial mind-set by giving our employees the opportunity to drive growth of strong brands, contribute to a healthier world as well as develop professionally and personally.


Visit https://jobs.danone.com/ and search for “Sweden” and send in your application as soon as possible, but no later than 16th of December. The recruitment process is ongoing and we will review applications and conduct interviews continuously. Observe that the position may be filled before last application date. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants. Welcome with your application, we look forward to connect with you!



Österlenmejeriet AB with its registered office in Lunnarp, (Lunnarp 85, 27396, Tomelilla) is the controller of personal data disclosed in the profile and in documents submitted during the recruitment process.


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