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Logistic Specialist in European Transport Control Center - Gdańsk

Do you have a passion for transport operations? Are you a leader and do you always succeed in value creation and increasing performance? Can your ideas contribute to our dynamic new control tower organisation? Join the team that drives transport forward!


About the job

Arla is creating a new and exciting function in Gdansk to centrally manage intercompany transport operations in Europe. The European Transport Control Centre (ETCC) is initially set-up to manage and control all European intermediate cross border movements within our logistics function. The ETCC is responsible for aspects of transport management including, but not limited to load building, planning, optimisation, scheduling, execution, freight settlement, continual improvement and performance management. The ETCC plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth function of Arla’s intermediate transport network and thereby has a direct impact on Arla’s ability to serve its customer.


On a day-to-day basis, you will be partnering with ETCC team to help them identify opportunities for improving business productivity to enable scale for growth. It is essential that you can ‘translate’ business capabilities into functional requirements. Partner with business stakeholders to actively identify opportunities and determine if work should be eliminated, processes simplified, standardized, before they can be automated.


You will as well support the Project Manager on the ETCC scale up, supporting implementation of RTTV and Freight cost management.


Specifically, you will:


  • Analyse business processes and recommend these best fit for automation
  • Actively challenge status quo and look for process optimisation
  • Gather functional requirements and define the automated process flow
  • Create or co-create with the business an up to date and high quality Process Definition Document (PDD)
  • Asses projects in the backlog to make sure they are ready for development (e.g. secure all required access for the Robots)
  • Closely collaborate with developers to make sure they have all information required for smooth development
  • Deliver test cases for User Acceptance Tests
  • Propose automation/robot schedule with minimum idle time based on data driven approach and business SLAs
  • Run simple automations
  • Create and update SAP reporting for ETCC daily rutines as well as administrate ETCC dashboard
  • Support the development of freight cost management
  • Support the IT scale up of ETCC
  • Support any system implementations in ETCC


Who are you?


  • At least 1 year of experience in intelligent automation tools and technologies and their applicability to automation ideas
  • At least 1 year of experience in business analysis, requirements analysis, business and systems reviews, and working sessions to understand business and functional requirements and system design
  • Ability to draw complex processes and finding improvements, experience in process optimization and standardization
  • Good experience in project documentation (PDD)
  • Ability to drive forward digitalisation and reporting within logistics
  • Solid understanding in Logistics
  • Experience with business processes either performing or designing operational processes
  • Experience in creating any technical solutions like VBA, Complex Excels, Databases, SharePoint, Power Automate would be an asset
  • Advanced VBA, programming, SQL or RPA experience would be an asset
  • Thorough understanding of IT development within larger organisations
  • Ability to automatise labour heavy processes


General competencies:


  • Education at Bachelor or Master level within Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Business
  • English allowing fluent business conversation
  • Great verbal and written communications skills across multiple levels
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile) would be a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Data analytical capabilities


Personal competencies:


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Taking ownership, being ambitious, being involved
  • Building professional relationships, respecting others, communicating openly & honestly
  • Being innovative, and open for change
  • Ability to drive and set direction within own area of expertise, , being comfortable with challenging the status quo and frequently changing environment


What do we offer?


• Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility (1 day per week)

• Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position

• Financial support of your education

• Medical care & life insurance

• Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.

• Scandinavian working style & no dress code

• Home kit – monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, headsets, webcam

• Relocation allowance

• 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)


… 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)

• 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.


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation behind many well-known and well-loved brands.

As a European Transport Control Tower Planner, you will become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. You will join over 580 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla. We currently have an IT Operations department and an IT Solutions department dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our Procurement, Finance and Logistics departments support a wide range of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales worldwide.

We have a dedicated HR operations department that ensures the attraction, development and retention of the best talent around the world.

Our newest department Member Relations supports our farmers in their everyday work.

With over 14 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to participate in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture.


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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