Head of Corporate & Public Affairs Nordics & Baltics

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we 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 categories: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Specialized Nutrition and Waters who all strive for our vision One Planet One Health.

Are you an ambitious professional who is passionate about health, sustainability, public affairs and communication? If yes, maybe the position of Head of Corporate & Public Affairs at Danone might be right for you!

About The Job

The role as Head of Corporate & Public Affairs is a diverse and highly business-oriented role. You will support the dialogue and cooperation with the company stakeholders across the Nordic & Baltic countries: consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders, journalists, business partners, key opinion leaders, public authorities, scientific bodies and NGOs. You will be supporting business priorities in the areas of Health & Nutrition, Sustainability & CSR.

As Head of Corporate & Public Affairs you will be leading the External Communication & Public Affairs team and agenda across the Nordics & Baltics. This means having the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level as well as globally.

The role is based in our office in Solna, Stockholm.

Your main responsibilities will be to lead and deliver:

  • Responsible for many aspects of Danone and brands’ earned media presence in the Nordics & Baltics, incl overall planning and execution, writing materials to support PR and media outreach e.g. press releases, messages, Q&As., on and off-line monitoring , reputation measurement.
  • Coach and lead the external communication and public affairs team.
  • Stakeholders (government, parliament, NGOs, KOLs, influencers) engagement.
  • Ensure preparation for stakeholder dialogues and follow-up on engagements.
  • Danone positions, advocacy plan and coalitions on public affairs topics.
  • Strategy definition and Danone representation in Industry associations.
  • Crisis communication and support to overall crisis management.
  • Leading and implementing plans for Danone’s local sustainability activities and commitments, and support on Biodiversity and Packaging projects.
  • Monitor and analyze relevant policy developments linked to sustainability and health.
  • Initiate and launch external events.


  • In order to be successful you need to have:
  • A relevant academic agree (e.g. PR, Communications, Journalism).
  • 7+ years’ experience in Public affairs and Communication.
  • Leadership experience, preferably from an international environment.
  • Experience in building a Corporate affairs strategy in an industry facing increased consumer challenge and public scrutiny.
  • Experience in ‘activist‘-like Public affairs and Communication, preferably from the food industry.
  • Good knowledge of political stakeholders and NGOs in the Nordics.
  • Integrity and grit to drive development in a fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to change, different context and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in Swedish and English – other Nordic or Baltic languages is a strong merit.
  • True passion for stakeholder engagement and sustainability.


Danone Nordics & Baltics has 500 employees based in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania. Our brand portfolio includes many trusted brands such as ProViva, Alpro, Activia, Actimel, Danonino, Nutricia, Fortimel and Aqua d´Or.

We develop healthy food choices for everyone and grow strong brands through close collaboration with our customers and consumers. We keep challenging ourselves to stay one step ahead of emerging trends and tastes.


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.