Meet the Employees
Vibeke Schmidt Jessen
Global Product Manager
Global Product Manager, Vibeke Schmidt Jessen, expertly steers the process of product development from idea to final launch. Her negotiation and planning skills are put to the test with the involvement of numerous departments and stakeholders. Vibeke finds it unique that at Uhrenholt in-market sales leaders have great influence on product development, which is a true testament to our driving force “Market-driven food solutions”. She likes the challenges that this implies and openly says: the more complex, the more exciting!
Vice President, Global Marketing
Over the past decade, Uhrenholt has been through a major transition from trading to branding organisation. Marketing has played a vital role in terms of defining brand DNA, channel strategies, packaging design, consumer communication and more. Global Marketing Director, Malene Kjær, says: “I have had the privilege of being part of an amazing journey that many marketers dream of and only few get to experience. At Uhrenholt, the decision-making process is short if you are well-prepared and have your documentation in order! This makes us dynamic and agile – and therefore an extremely exciting place to work”.
Susanne supports several overseas markets and plays a central role as the connecting link between sales staff, suppliers and customers. She investigates local legislation and delivers the quality documents needed to ensure smooth import/export. Susanne is passionate about finding solutions to challenges. Especially Private Label customers, who naturally have clear needs and demands for the products they re-sell under own brand. Here as elsewhere, traceability is key throughout the value chain, which is why we place great importance on self-regulation at Uhrenholt.
Klaus Ravnborg Rask
Sales Manager, Industrial Cheese
Klaus is a Sales Manager in our Industrial Cheese department where he buys and sells dairy products for use in the food industry, from which he has years of valuable knowledge and experience. Klaus enjoys building partnerships with both suppliers and customers. He puts great value on strengthening relations and spends ample time on meetings and field trips in order to better understand needs and opportunities. Klaus is keen to explore new product applications in the continued pursuit of delivering on market-driven food solutions.
Jørgen Jeppe Hansen
Director, Logistics and Transportation
Jørgen says his career path happened by chance, beginning as an office assistant in a freight forwarding company, moving on to shipping at Maersk and now in-house in charge of global logistics at Uhrenholt. Connections are key, which is why he was brought to Uhrenholt 10 years ago to take charge of sea freight negotiations and planning. Sea freight is his passion, because of the complexity as a result of the many freight corridors employed in order to deliver goods to over 120 markets globally where Uhrenholt is represented.
Senior Sales Manager, Global Commodities
Diversity is an important trademark of Uhrenholt. With over 20 nationalities employed, we value what a multi-cultural environment brings to the business of understanding the needs of our customers. Sasa Milavic is a prime example hereof. With a Bosnian back-ground, he understands the ingrained social and value systems that characterise many Eastern European and Asian countries. He navigates subtle cultural differences and socializes like a local. Sasa especially enjoys doing business in China, where his skill set is put to the test.
Kate Bonne Larsen
Senior HR Business Partner
Kate Bonne Larsen is our frontline figure in HR. It is Kate you will meet at job interviews for positions at HQ and Region Europe. In collaboration with employing managers, Kate assists with interviews, conducts profile testing, prepares contracts and ensures smooth on-boarding and follow-up. Kate is passionate about recruiting talented people and seeing them thrive at Uhrenholt. With increased digitization and demanding work lives, Kate hopes she can play her part in priming employees for the future.
Our in-house accountant Louise Olsbæk is one of our VAT specialists - she revels in numbers and VAT rules! Louise never declines a challenge, which is why she was given the task of VAT reporting. She prepares VAT documents for subsidiaries in over 8 countries. Local rules and regulations are demanding, not least language barriers when submitting online. Louise finds a way around difficulties, whether obtaining help from experts or befriending local tax authorities.
Sussi Klitgaard Blicher
Advisor, Group Quality Assurance
"No two days are the same in Group Quality Assurance, where we assist with approval of products and suppliers, registration of our products in the various markets, handling of claims and much more. We have many contact points covering customers, suppliers, legislative authorities, certifying agencies, interest groups, etc. As such we influence many aspects of the Uhrenholt business and I enjoy contributing to the process – especially when we are able to find solutions to problems for the good of both customers, suppliers and Uhrenholt".
Global Foodservice Director
Michael Tuxen is Uhrenholt’s “Mr. Foodservice”. As Global Foodservice Director, he oversees certain accounts in Asia and the Middle East, but also consults colleagues in other regions. Selling to foodservice is an art and differs to retail through service and solutions. It is important to understand customer needs and offer solutions to their challenges be it related to product properties, application or recipe inspiration, minimum order quantities and more. Foodservice is a complicated, but fruitful playing field. Learn more at EmborgProfessional.com
Nils Jørgen Sehested,
Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa
"If you do not have passion and a burning desire to win, you can be sure somebody will get there before you… In Uhrenholt, we have the freedom to deliver on namely this – so therefore we get there before most."
Stefano Vitale Hansen,
Commercial Manager, Nordics and Americas
"Working as a Sales Manager at Uhrenholt is a dynamic job with lots of challenges and a high degree of freedom. It is highly motivating to travel and explore new business opportunities for the company and work together with many interesting people in different cultures. By working at Uhrenholt, I am continuously developing both my working and personal competences, and I am always challenged in a good way. Apart from this, Uhrenholt is a company with many great colleagues, who all have a very professional approach to their work."
Area Sales Manager, Americas
“I have had the privilege of developing my career at Uhrenholt by initially attending the trainee programme and continuing on as a Junior Area Sales Manager. In general, there is a very hands-on approach and valuable “learning by doing” experiences. I appreciate a good balance between working independently and being part of a team of experienced colleagues from whom I can learn. My assignments are varied and I enjoy having contact to business partners around the world as well as the occasional business trip.”