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SAP Next Test Manager - Gdańsk


Are you an experienced Test Manager looking for new challenges? We are looking for a talented and experienced profile that can take the role as Test Lead for our SAP Next Program.


“SAP Next is an IT and business transformation journey, focusing on upgrade to S/4HANA, while optimizing and standardizing selected business processes, as well as building a future platform for digital opportunities across Arla Foods”


About the job

As the SAP Next Test Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the upgrade to S/4HANA for our core SAP system.  More than 11.000 Arla employees uses the core SAP system, and the system is connected to more than 500 systems worldwide. The upgrade will be done in one big bang, so the quality assurance is crucial for success of the overall programme.


Your primary tasks will be:

  • Define the test strategy and test approach for the programme, and ensure it is aligned with Arla’s overall test strategy
  • Define test scope for each test phase, and type of test (manual or automatic)
  • Create the test plan
  • Define the defect resolution approach with internal and external teams
  • Recruit testers and ensure resource allocation for test and defect resolution from testers and teams
  • Ensure test cases are created, both manual and automatic
  • Coach and train the team members in the needed QA processes and tools
  • Own and monitor the overall QA and testing plan
  • Drive defect resolution
  • Define and monitor acceptance criteria
  • Create test closure memo
  • Facilitate test go/no-go sessions and test phases sign off


Position is hired from our office in Gdansk, Poland, but some travel to Viby in Denmark should be expected (approximately 20% in average, but travel will be condensed in certain periods).


Who are you?

You have uncompromising attention to detail, and work very structured with a “quality first” mindset.

You are a strong leader and a team player with excellent cooperation and communication skills specially in English. You thrive in managing your stakeholders and have a personal drive to  succeed.

You have experience with using automated testing as an tool to shifting test “left” and embedding test as early as possible.



  • You are an experienced Test or QA Manager with a strong understanding of QA practices (proved +5 years of experience from a similar role).
  • Have experience with testing of SAP and interfaces systems
  • Have an intrinsic positive attitude with a natural need to see solutions instead of problems
  • You naturally stimulate cross-border interaction
  • If you have experience with Test trail and Service Now, it will be a plus 


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 be part of our journey and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity, Please apply below.


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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