IT Project Manager for Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) - Aarhus


Viby J, DK

Are you a passionate project manager who thrives on meticulously crafted timetables, organized checklists, and the art of juggling tasks seamlessly? Do you want to collaborate across the entire Arla IT organization but be anchored in a team in Viby with great colleagues working besides you?  If yes, you now have a fantastic opportunity to grow your career in IT Solutions in Arla Foods. 


As IT Project Manager for Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), you will be a crucial part in securing timely and value-adding IT deliverables for the Arla Foods Ingredients organization. Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group, consisting of a little over 1700 colleagues globally.AFI is the global leader in delivering premium nutrition for the global Early Life Nutrition, Medical, Sports Nutrition and Food Industries – all through the power of whey protein.


How you will make an impact
In the AFI IT team, we are responsible for inspiring, maturing and delivering strong IT solutions to AFI through our delivery setup in Arla IT. You will be key responsible for delivering AFI IT projects that can span through the entire value chain – from Production to Sales. You will often be working with AFI subject matter experts, solution consultants, architects and change managers within many different functional areas.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Having the responsibility for driving the project portfolio and ensuring its continuous progression by eliminating obstacles. In addition, you will also contribute to the development and improvement of new project requests
  • Maintain awareness of budget and resource planning.
  • Daily follow-up on tasks and updates using our agile planning tool, Azure DevOps.
  • Ensure the alignment between the projects and their business value to monitor that we’re moving in the right direction
  • Facilitate effective internal communication


The key success factor in this role is to deliver the projects to the AFI organization with the correct solution, at the right time and within budget. This also means that your focus will be on facilitating the required discussions to ensure high and constant focus on creating value. 


You will be based in the Arla IT department in Viby, Aarhus with some occasional travel activities (approximately 20-30 days per year).


What will make you successful

We imagine that you:

  • Hold a Master's degree in IT Communications (ITKO) or relevant field.
  • Have 3-5 years of hands-on experience in project management experience.
  • Have experience with delivering SAP projects is a clear advantage along with knowledge of agile methodology.
  • To excel in this role, you possess a can-do attitude, actively seek guidance from peers, and demonstrate proactive behavior, ensuring timely and effective communication.
  • You must have an agile mindset and be capable of challenging and comprehending complex information.
  • Proficiency in English is a must.


What do we offer?

We offer an inspiring workplace where you will be able to grow and learn. You will be working with skilled colleagues and be part of an international IT organization that focus on bringing the most value to the business in an agile setup. We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favorite brands in a way that make things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world. 


Would you like to join us?

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please contact IT Business Partner, Maja Malling Jakobsen, +45 91 31 28 26


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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