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Senior Procurement Administrator - maternity cover


As a part of Procurement Services team, you will join exciting journey in supporting and developing Arla’s purchasing process & tools, ensuring high quality of Procurement masterdata and support various Procurement projects related to Source to Pay area.


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 Senior Procurement Administrator, 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 500 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 12 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 on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.


About the job

Procurement Services team is a part of Procurement Department. There are 4 areas in which team supports Arla in daily operations: ordering process and Procurement tools usage, taking care of Procurement related data in the system starting incl. material and vendor data, solving price discrepancies and providing solutions for SAP/Ariba issues. On top of that we host training sessions about using Arla’s purchasing system and raising awareness on process and system compliance. Supporting projects related to whole Source-To-Pay lifecycle is also part of our daily job.


As a Senior Procurement Administrator you would support daily tasks related to ordering process and tolls SAP/Ariba, as well as cooperate with purchasers and provide guidance in area of dedicated tools. 


Specifically, you will:

  • Provide support to Arla colleagues and employees in the organisation:
  • Support and guide purchasers in use of professional ordering tools,
  • Support process awareness in Arla organisation to ensure PO/spend compliance,
  • Solve price discrepancies on blocked invoices,
  • Handle business requests via Service Now and ensure high standards of service,
  • Participate in and provide professional guidance in improving processes and operational issues.
  • What is more you would assist procurement colleagues in guiding on communication platforms to end users and other stakeholders.


Who are you?

You know how to combine operational work with data and systems along with wide support to business, stakeholders and your colleagues. Being open towards process improvements along with rational approach and proper fact analysis is an attitude we would value.


Furthermore, you have:

  • Relevant economic background with MA, BA degree,
  • At least 2 years of working experience within the procure-to-pay area,
  • An experience in Ariba/SAP as an advantage,
  • MS Office knowledge, incl. Excel.


As we work in an international setup – English fluency is a must.


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 drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.


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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