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IT Project Manager - Gdansk

Are you an experienced IT project manager? Do you have experience with agile ways of working and do you want to make a difference? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you have to join our agile transformation of Arla Foods. 


“We are in the middle of the agile transformation based on the SAFe framework and the objective is to be able to deliver all new IT solutions through strong cross functional teams working fully agile. You will join our IT Solutions team with 200+ other colleagues,” says Senior IT manager, Allan Mathiasen.


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 an IT Project Manager, 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 12 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


You will join our delivery team and have a lot of other Project Manager colleagues to spare with. You will be a key player in our team and be given the project management for various IT CAPEX projects at our dairies around the world. The projects will vary in size and complexity according to your competencies. The key success factor in this role is to deliver the projects to our dairies with the correct solution, at the right time and within budget. To ensure this, you will work closely with the program manager, consultants, solution architect, other project team members and close stakeholders at the dairies.      

To succeed, you need to keep focus on solving complex dilemmas – and facilitate the required discussions to ensure high and constant focus on creating value. 


Specifically, you will:

• Be financially responsible for the CAPEX projects you are running,

• Be coaching the project team to ensure high performance, 

• Create and update roadmap together with the project team, 

• Secure demos of the deliverables of features to the business,

• Secure close collaboration with the program manager,

• Secure close collaboration with product owners and scrum master,

• Facilitate steering committee meetings when relevant.


Who are you?

You have presumably already experience with CAPEX project management. You are results-oriented and focused on achieving goals, and you see it as your job to ensure that the teams are delivering at the right quality and to the deadlines agreed. 

 You have a passion for working agile as well as being a team player. You will be working with a complex stakeholder environment, spanning different cultures. Thus, you have great facilitation skills and thrive engaging with people of different cultures and from various backgrounds.

 Also, you have a strong IT knowledge and the ability to link IT, business need to business benefits.


Furthermore, you have:

• A master degree level or other relevant education,

• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as IT project manager, 

• A strong IT understanding,

• Advanced English skills both verbal and written,

• An experience with Production IT or SAP - it will be an advantage.


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 

• Variable pay


… 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.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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