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Lead Enterprise Architect - Technology, Security and Infrastructure, Aarhus

At Arla Foods we are on a constant journey to modernize our IT services by onboarding emerging technologies and operating practices to be on the forefront of opportunities. As lead enterprise architect for technology, security and infrastructure you combine a technical mindset with a deep understanding of how modern high availability IT landscapes and fitting security principles can transform IT service offerings of a truly global 24/7 enterprise.  


At Arla we have an ambitious business strategy creating the future of dairy. There is a clear request in this strategy of an increase in the demand for IT services that are robust, global in nature, always-on and on the forefront of embracing tomorrow’s technology advancements into the foundation of today.  


High on our agenda is the ambitions of: 

  • Seamless connected, secure IT landscape spanning onPremise data centers with multiple cloud environments (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), allowing onDemand release of IT assets using the latest types of technologies of automation to minimize manual release management.  

  • supporting local production sites with the adequate architecture enabling a secure digitalization of our supply chain, connecting the operational technology (OT) seamlessly with traditional information technology (IT) practices. 

  • Extending our security agenda from protect and onto automated detection and response of security events. 

  • Evolving our operating model to accommodate for AI-operations 


Drive Arla’s global IT platforms and technical security agenda  

You are an IT architect at heart communicating effortless in a dialogue with other IT architects in which you deliver the necessary IT security mindset into the equation but also a very impactful communicator thriving in the senior stakeholder dialogues ensuring that designs are realized through change leadership. This role is as much about making decisions understood and appreciated among senior stakeholders as it is about actual decision and technical designs.  


You proactively identifies and facilitate platforms selections suitable for supporting a continued modernization journey and will work closely together with multiple release train architects of Arla’s agile SAFe delivery approach. Aside from this, you provide EA services, such as inspiring management teams across our organization of future opportunities of leveraging emerging technologies. Look forward to an exciting position where you will get to know the ins and outs of Arla’s IT landscape and complexity of being global. 


Enterprise Architect with technical insights and communication skills 

It is imperative that you have strong technical skills to set architectural and strategic direction for a modernized ambition for security, technology and infrastructure, combined with the ability to communicate directions clearly. Preferably, your experience derives from a global organisation in the FMCG industry that has moved ahead on the cloud, AI, IIOT, and SAP S/4HANA agendas. You are a skilled decision-maker and a good listener who is capable of seeing matters from your colleagues’ point of view and you fit well with a small EA team of 7 dedicated enterprise architects. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English. 


Application and contact 

For additional information, please call Head of Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, Søren Bækgaard Hansen at +45 8938 1497. We will review applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible. 




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