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Product Owner - Gdańsk

Are you an experienced Product Owner ready to enhance and build new solutions for an FMCG company? Does new technologies, supporting and enabling the business - excite you? Come and join our mature and experienced team. This is your opportunity to grow your skills and be part of a great team delivering for Arla.


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk

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


As a Product Owner,  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, 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 organization, 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

Join Arla’s ART (Agile Release Train) named ‘Analytics Power House, to be part of a great team delivering IT data and automation across all base technology platforms. APH ART delivers BigData, Power BI, RPA solutions to the business, and other release trains.


Your talents within communication secure that the team stakeholders have trust in and are always comfortable with the progress. In daily work, you will have a close collaboration with the rest of the team and join all the Agile ceremonies. The focus will be on planning, execution, and delivery to secure satisfaction from the receivers of the product. Improvement ideas and feedback is part of the daily culture and valued high.


Specifically, you will:

  • Have close collaboration with the team to ensure an approach always bringing a minimum viable product to the stakeholders,
  • Prioritize the team's feature backlog based on an ongoing dialogue with the stakeholders,
  • Participate in Team Meetings – daily scrum, iteration planning and bring continuous improvement to the team and ways of working,
  • Engage and ensure alignment with Business Owners and other stakeholders,
  • Helps the team to produce high-value products,
  • Monitor and report progress.


Who are you?

You are focused and persistent on achieving goals through collaboration between the teams, product owner colleagues, the ART management team, and the business.  You will be working in 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.


Furthermore, you have:

  • A master’s degree within IT or another relevant area,
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working as a Product Owner,
  • The mindset and preferably the ability to deliver automations with the ‘Minimum Viable Product’ in mind to secure an iterative and continuous delivery to the business,
  • A creative mindset and the ability to help the team to develop innovative solutions,
  • An open mind to learning new technologies,
  • Good communication skills - you have easy dialogue, both verbally, in writing, and visually with stakeholders,
  • An experience in working in an agile setup – SAFe would be a plus,
  • English skills - both verbal and written.


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
  • Training with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development programs (function additions, coordinator program)
  • 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, sports challenges and activities, Arla active teams/sports groups)
  • Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility
  • Additional holiday depending on the length of employment (up to 4 days)
  • Fully paid 30 min. break 
  • Variable Pay

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

  • Modern office space with a beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks)
  • Spacious canteen, delicious coffee, and tea available on every floor in specially 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.


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 colorful offices and a beautiful sea view.


As of now, we have 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.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlack 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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