Do you have a technical background in chemistry or a related field? Along with experience in leading quality assurance and product development, coupled with some knowledge about the FMCG market? If so, this might be the job for you. We are looking for an ambitious Quality and Product Development Manager who can lead our QA team in developing our daily nonfood products.
About Us:
At Coop Trading, our purpose is to make a better everyday through leading Nordic private brands for 27 million Nordic consumers. As a key player in the Nordic purchasing landscape, we represent Coop in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and SOK in Finland, negotiating Nordic agreements and innovating products for our Private Brands portfolio. This diverse portfolio encompasses both food and daily non-food items within 
our private brands, Xtra, Coop, and Änglamark. 


Coop Trading is a dynamic, responsible, and ambitious workplace with over 130 dedicated professionals, 9 in Valencia, Spain, and a network of trusted partners across the Nordic region. We work to challenge the status quo delivering the best and most innovative private brand products. 

Key responsibilities:
In this role, you will be part of the management group handling our Private Brand daily nonfood products for the Nordic market. You will lead a team of six dedicated Product Specialists with the main responsibility of ensuring the safety, functionality, sustainability, and appeal of our product portfolio. As the main driver behind the portfolio development, you will achieve and maintain our position as a leader in quality within Private Brands. Therefore, you need to have an eye for key quality indicators for consumers and insight into the legislative framework. You will use this insight when motivating the team and setting the direction for product development. 


Your tasks are wide-ranging, but overall, you will work with the following:

  • Leading a team of product specialists to ensure high competence and continuous development.
  • Setting the direction for quality assurance and product development in daily nonfood to achieve our ambitious goals of delivering world-class Private Brand products for the Nordic market.
  • Managing collaboration with our stakeholders in the Nordic countries.
  • Ensuring that our Private Brand products are at the forefront in terms of quality, legislation and sustainability.
  • Developing our tools and processes to support efficiency and quality in everything we do.
  • Playing an active role in developing our strategy for daily nonfood products and our business.
  • Serving as the scientific and technical sparring partner for your colleagues in category and brand.

You recognize yourself in the following:

  • A strong technical background with a passion for leadership.
  • A degree in engineering, chemistry or similar profession.
  • More than 3 years of management experience, most likely within QA or Product Development.
  • Experience of working with FMCG, either daily nonfood or food.
  • Experience in working with legislation relevant for daily nonfood.
  • A “one step ahead” and ambitious mindset with a desire to make a difference and challenge the status quo to find efficient and optimal solutions in our ways of working. 
  • Excellent skills within stakeholder management, communication and collaboration. 
  • A leader who can motivate and guide your highly qualified technical team of Product Specialists.
  • Thrive in a busy and developing environment. 
  • Determined to meet goals and budgets, and have a structured approach to finding the best solutions.


What we offer:

  • An international environment with a strong influence on our purpose to create “A better everyday through leading Nordic private brands”.
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills.
  • A dynamic and inclusive workplace culture that values teamwork to achieve our common goal.
  • A great onboarding.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, with great influence on the development of the role.
  • A flexible workplace with the possibility to work remote up to two days a week.
  • A favorable pension scheme and attractive employee benefits.


We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming a new colleague to the team!


Place of work: Currently, our office is in Taastrup – however we are looking at new locations closer to central Copenhagen.


Application deadline: No later than June 16th. Applications will be reviewed continuously.
For further information, please contact General Manager Quality, Astrid Bork Andersen at phone number +45 27 77 25 15. 


We want to create equal opportunities for everyone and ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process. It is therefore up to you whether you wish to attach an application letter and a photo.

At Coop Trading, we aim to create an inclusive and diverse environment, and we actively search for qualified candidates regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability or age. You will be part of a diverse and inclusive company, where we see diversity as a strength.

Coop Trading is developing and sourcing products to make the everyday life better for 27 million Nordic consumers by leading Nordic private brands: Xtra, Coop, and Änglamark.

Coop Trading A/S