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General Manager VAP Gardermoen

Grieg Seafood ASA
Gardemoen, Norway
21. apr. 2024

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General Manager VAP Gardermoen


Join our team and join Grieg Seafood, the renowned global leader in salmon aquaculture! We are committed to sustainability and innovation in the aquaculture sector.

Grieg Seafood maintains a global presence, headquartered in Bergen. Its agricultural operations are in idyllic regions such as Rogaland and Finnmark in Norway and the picturesque Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Newfoundland. Our dynamic team of over 800 professionals determines our ongoing success and growth.

Grieg Seafood invites individuals who possess a passionate interest in aquaculture, environmental sustainability, and affecting solid change in seafood production to join our dynamic endeavor to achieve exceptional standards. Embrace challenges, cultivate development, and actively participate in our venture to establish a sustainable future.

Grieg Seafood is establishing a value added production facility in Gardermoen which will produce products from salmon, both fresh and frozen. As the General Manager at this production facility, you are responsible for developing the organisation and optimising the operations. You will be a driving force in identifying and implementing specific measures that contribute to realising the factory's goals and strategy, and you will be responsible for delivering outstanding results and ensuring optimal performance. As general Manager at Gardermoen you will report to the Chief Commercial Officer.

General Manager VAP Gardermoen  

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Daily management and operation of the factory.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the strategy and objectives.
  • Responsible for the continuous development of the factory, including employee development and organisational culture, and by fostering strong collaboration with adjacent parts of the value chain.
  • Actively work on people development, ensuring rational routines, and technological and competitive adaptation.
  • Overall responsibility for budget and financial management.
  • Ensure that operations comply at all times with internal quality systems and the external quality standards to which Grieg Seafood are committed.
  • Responsible for the HSE implementation, management, and reporting.
  • Communication and contact with stakeholders and public authorities related to the factory's operations.


  • As general manager of the factory it is required that you have documented experience in managing similar production and service operations.
  • Education within the food industry will be considered an advantage. Higher education in related areas such as economics/management/process engineering is considered a strength. Relevant experience and personal suitability can compensate for a lack of formal education.
  • You have extensive leadership experience and can demonstrate experience with structured and targeted work.  Additionally, you have a theoretical and practical understanding of how to operate a processing plant.
  • For this position, it is a requirement to be proficient in English, both in writing and orally. If you speak a Scandinavian language it will count as an advantage. 

To succeed in this role, we believe it is important that you are an experienced manager who provides the team with a clear understanding of goals and direction. You do this by inspiring effort, coordinating plans and activities, and ensuring the organisation stays focused on its objectives. It is crucial that you take initiative, make things happen, and accept responsibility for results. You quickly grasp complex issues and problems, and make sound and rational judgments.

As a leader you provide direction and demonstrate resourcefulness by quickly dealing with issues when they arise, working with others to get resources as needed. You build relationships by treating all individuals fairly and with respect, and developing a climate where individuals are committed to sharing information. You provide clear and consistent feedback, encouragement and developmental guidance. You drive results by achieving high levels of productivity through and showing a strong drive to follow through with and complete what was started.

It is important that you willingly follow laws, professional guidelines and company policies when performing and directing others' work. You generate, encourage and implement novel approaches and ideas which make the workplace better, support business growth, improve procedures, products or services, and support productive experimentation. You value and respect diversity by promoting an inclusive work environment and ensuring diversity in team's composition and perspectives, putting processes and metrics in place to ensure a well-represented workforce.

Grieg Seafood offers the right candidate: 

  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare, pension plans, and performance-based bonuses.
  • Work-Life Balance: Benefit from flexible work arrangements, five weeks’ vacation and initiatives that support your overall well-being.
  • Inclusive Culture: Join a diverse and inclusive workplace where your unique talents and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is treated with respect and fairness.
  • Meaningful Work: Make a difference by contributing to impactful projects and initiatives that align with your interests and values, and that have a positive impact on society.

In Grieg Seafood we celebrate diversity, and every voice is valued. We embrace a culture of belonging, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life.

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