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Senior Data Architect - Gdańsk/Viby

Do you want to be part of the digital transformation of Arla and help in driving the masterdata agenda from an architecture perspective?



About the job

You will become part of Arla Analytics Powerhouse (APH) where we deliver data and advanced analytics across Arla’s value chain and enable our colleagues to utilize data. This role will work closely together with our Master Data Team who are responsible for the Customer, Vendor and Material masterdata objects in Arla.


As our new senior data architect, You will be working with Master data management (MDM) solutions, platforms and tools, which is an important area with increased focus in Arla.


You are responsible for ensuring that our MDM solutions meets the business needs. Doing so, you will collaborate closely with project, development and support teams to provide architectural oversight, standards, direction, and mentorship.


Moreover, you will provide technical leadership, when you evaluate or create prototypes, and evolve the MDM framework for new technologies related to enterprise analytics. You will also play a critical role in the Masterdata Governance program that is currently running in Arla with a high focus on streamlining our MDM approach.



Specifically, you will

  • Collaborate with various teams to develop MD workflow strategies and enterprise ETL design patterns aligned with the enterprise MD models across SAP ERP (soon S/4HANA) and other systems
  • Create master data and process flows to graphically depict the domain MD architecture components
  • Review and approve/reject project blueprints that may impact the MD target architecture
  • Design conceptual and logical data models to support business requirements
  • Work closely with the Data Governance Community to determine and document data quality standards


Be a trusted advisor to your architectural colleagues to understand and document interaction between data and applications that determine current and future system of records –resulting in integration requirements



Who are you?

First and foremost, you are a skilled communicator, who sees the possibilities when faced with a challenge. And with your strong project, people and stakeholder management skills, you can set the direction and diplomatically engage people around you to follow it.



Furthermore, you

  • Have 5 years of experience within data architecture and hands-on experience working with masterdata platforms, e.g. SAP S/4HANA, Colibra or other
  • Probably have a degree in Computer Science, Data management/Architecture, Data Engineering or similar
  • Have experience working in a multifaceted landscape of data domains and systems such as PIM, CRM, SAP, and Azure Data Lake technologies
  • Possess deep knowledge of SAP ERP/S/4HANA with a focus on MDM as well as knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Good understanding of various technical integrations e.g. APIs



What do we offer?

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

• 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

• 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.


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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