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Procurement Project Manager

Are you an experienced Project Manager with great communication and change management skills ready to support Arla’s Procurement goals? Do you want to participate in the development of Arla Foods project culture and drive Procurement improvement programs by using existing tools and creating new solutions? This is your opportunity to bring in your skills and have a major impact on the success of a Procurement Services department. 


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 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 400 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, Procurement and financial 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 closely working together to drive things, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.

About the job
Procurement Services team is a part of Source to Pay department.  As a team we are involved in various projects related to development of Procurement infrastructure and optimization of Source to Pay process, supporting Compliance agenda, ensuring high quality of Procurement Master Data,  building strong service organization to help our business end users and internally our Category Managers.

Moreover on daily basis we are providing support related to SAP and Ariba ordering channels and relevant processes, hosting training sessions about using Arla’s purchasing systems; driving price update process for accepted suppliers, maintaining Ariba catalogues. What is important for us is that we collaborate closely with Procurement colleagues and other Arla teams to build end to end solutions that give value and support Source to Pay area.

Specifically, you will:

  • Drive and support Procurement Projects related to Source to Pay process, tools and compliance
  • Create solid change management plans and define Project approach,
  • Interact and influence Arla Management from different levels,
  • Create solutions that continuously improve end to end processes.

Who are you?
As a person you demonstrate holistic approach when creating solutions. You are flexible and open for change. You are independent and have a positive mindset combined with a high level of collaboration. Your analytical skills and the ability to deliver in an independent and structured way is a prerequisite. Last but not least, you are a strong communicator in English.


  • Education at Master’s level in economics, project management or relevant
  • 4 years of experience within Project Management, incl. change management and Procurement area
  • Positive approach in difficult situation and ability to engage various stakeholders
  • Open and passionate communication to build strong commitment
  • Source to Pay process knowledge
  • Knowledge of Agile approach as advantage


What do we offer?

  • Work in an international team & matrix structure 
  • Friendly atmosphere & comfortable work place (Neptun office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz) 
  • Relocation package
  • Medical care & life insurance  
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc. 
  • Fruit Wednesdays
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position 
  • Development possibilities while taking part in internal projects 
  • Events, integration, like Summer or Xmas Party, Chill out rooms with Xbox and the best coffee in the office

Application and contact
If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.

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.