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Test Manager - maternity cover - Gdańsk

When you roll-out changes to 13.000+ employees, quality is at an essence. We are looking to add a temporary maternity cover for a Test Manager in one of our teams, securing updates and changes impacting all employees in Arla, are done with high quality and minimizing end-user impact.


We are Digital Services & Infrastructure, part of Arla IT Solutions in Gdansk, who manages modern technologies, used by everyone in Arla, from the very core of our IT Infrastructure, to enabling the employees to work smarter with digital tools.


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 Test 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, 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 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

You will join the Server and Clients team in Digital Services and Infrastructure, along with 2 other highly skilled Test Managers. The team also consists of a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and several cloud & on prem infrastructure specialists.


As a Test Manager, you will work on ensuring we succeed in delivering high quality IT Solutions. You do so by analysing upcoming changes, developing test plans, managing stakeholders, coordinating roll-out schedules, and managing feedback from test users.

You will also collect and manage communication for progress on roll-out and ensure progress is fast, but without compromising on stability and quality.


Specifically, you will:

  • Work with IT specialists to analyze upcoming releases and changes,
  • Create test plans for upcoming releases and changes,
  • Create and continuously manage roll-out plans,
  • Collect and update status reports on activities,
  • Create stakeholder mappings and manage matching communication to different levels of stakeholders,
  • Create and maintain groups of test users, for relevant applications and release rings,
  • Support other ad hoc test initiatives.


Who are you?

  • You have working knowledge of one or more test frameworks, have experience with creating test plans, impact assessments and collaborating with test users, stakeholders and business owners.
  • You can coordinate efforts across teams, departments, and business units.
  • You have knowledge of testing combined with agile ways of working.
  • You have a good business and process understanding
  • You communicate effortlessly in English language, both written and verbally.
  • You are focused on quality.


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 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, 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  


… 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.


Note this is a temporary maternity cover which will run from now until September 2022.


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 so we 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.



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