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IT Specialist - Analytics Maintenance - Gdańsk

Are you a data analytics front runner with a passion to maintain and enhance the latest and greatest technologies used in a vast corporate data landscape? Do you have the determination to be challenged everyday to drive improvements in the data core of one the world’s leading dairy companies? Then you might be the person we are looking for.


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk


Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands, including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many, many more.


As a Analytics Maintenance Specialist, you become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. Here, you won’t find factory machines or farmers. Instead, you will join over 500 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, financial and procurement operations. Joining us, you will take part in our mission to make a real difference for colleagues near and far.


With over 10 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. We are all on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.

About the job

This role is in the diverse and international, Workforce Capabilities & Analysis team in Application Services, IT Operations, covering the areas: HR, Finance, Robotics and Analytics. Our team is placed in Viby, Denmark and Gdansk, Poland.


As a department, we are taking care of the IT maintenance and support. Ensuring we service our applications in the most optimal way focusing on quality. We empower ourselves and our partners with collaborating closely in a honest and open way whilst having fun doing IT.


We are scaling up in the Analytics area and you will join the growing team in IT Operations supporting our business users with incident resolving, “how do I?” queries, sharing tip and tricks and training in every area of Arla. The job will have you looking at very specific and detailed queries from super users and citizen developers from areas across supply chain, central finance, local country accounting teams, HR and the customer and consumer support teams as well as many others.


In this role you will find yourself in a team of professionals who are trusted as the experts of their area. With the freedom and trust to get on and do a great job, whilst being empowered to realise the improvements they identify in their daily work.


Working everyday with so many different areas gives you the perfect platform to grow your network and develop, continuing your personal and professional growth with Arla all while being supported by your manager to not just hit the business targets but really ensure your growth is not forgotten.


Specifically, you will:


  • Resolve incidents in our custom built PowerBI and Data Foundation solutions
  • Create and update training material
  • Testing the solutions
  • Support the Analytic Power House (APH)
  • Agile release train in development and governance
  • Propose improvements to current solutions
  • Monitor our analytics environments
  • Maintain our solutions to ensure stability and availability
  • Share tips and tricks with stakeholders and answer for incoming questions
  • Performing requested enhancements on our diverse platforms and workspaces
  • Some travel activities are expected

Who are you?

You are focused and persistent on achieving goals using your abilities to ensure great collaboration with your colleagues and all our stakeholders. You will be working with a complex stakeholder environment, spanning different cultures. Thus, you have great facilitation skills and thrive at engaging with people of different cultures and from various backgrounds. Also, you have the ability to link IT and business need to business benefits.


Furthermore, you:


  • You have a master’s degree within IT, finance or other relevant areas with at least 4 years of experience working in that area.
  • Alternatively, you have got the experience working with reporting within the finance, sales or supply chain line of business and are open and willing to learn the rest
  • Working knowledge of SAP BI, Power BW and/or Azure Data Services are essential
  • Proficiency with Python, R, C#, SQL would be a major advantage
  • Experience with ServiceNow is also an advantage
  • You speak and write English effortlessly 


What do we offer?


  • International operating environment 
  • Medical care & life insurance 
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Scandinavian working style & no dress code
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development programs (function additions, coordinator programme)
  • Financial support of your education 
  • Relocation package
  • Referral program for employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (legal, psychological, health, financial consulting, etc. )
  • Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups)
  • Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility
  • Additional holiday depending on length of employment (up to 4 days)
  • Fully paid 30 min. break   


… while in the office you can also use some of below: 


  • Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks)
  • Spacious canteen, delicious coffee and tea available on every floor in special designed spots
  • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing


Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity please apply as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.


Please apply via link below


Read more about Arla Global Shared Services

Global Shared Services consists of multiple functions that are all placed in the Neptun building in Gdansk – with colourful offices and a beautiful sea view.


As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our procurement and finance functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.


We also have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.


Together, we are all dedicated to one collective mission: ensuring an optimal global supply of fresh Arla products – every single day.


COVID-19 Notice:

We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.



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