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Lead Enterprise Architect for Commercial, Aarhus

At Arla Foods being frontline obsessed drives an continuous strengthening of customer facing processes. We balance people skills, technology advancements, and data analytics as equal and vital parts of how to bring our consumers and customers closer to nature. As commercial lead enterprise architecture you combine a technical mindset with a deep understanding of commercial processes and bring a desire to join and frame Arla’s commercial evolution. 


We have an ambitious commercial strategic direction. With the rebound of COVID-19 we see channels developing and shifting in priority. And how we support and supply our commercial organisations within eCommerce and Foodservice with relevant technologies have never been more important. In addition the need of improving our commercial capabilities i.e. within Revenue Growth Management is key for the future commercial organisation. The ambition also includes advanced analytics to optimize demand allocation and in store availability, take demand and promo planning to the next level and connect this directly with the future of customer marketing while strengthening the KAM process and commercial finance. As a Lead Enterprise Architect for the commercial domain you will have a strong voice in envisioning, sequencing and communicating the necessary steps to create a global architecture that can realize this journey. 


Drive Arla’s global IT platforms for the commercial teams

You are an business- and IT architect at heart but also a very impactful communicator thriving in the senior stakeholders dialogue exhibiting great listening skills. This role is as much about making decisions understood among senior stakeholders as it is about actual decision and technical designs. One of our major areas of interests the following years is going to upgrade our ERP landscape to S/4 HANA. You will use your deep understanding of SAP S/4HANA to frame future opportunities for our commercial teams by changing their processes and current setup, to the future S/4 HANA offers. You proactively identifies and facilitate platforms selections suitable for realising Arla’s global commercial investment portfolio, delivered using agile principles (SAFe framework) where you will work closely together with the release train architect. Aside from this, you provide EA services, such as inspiring management teams across our organization of future opportunities of leveraging technologies for commercial purposes. This you will do in close collaboration with our IT business partners. Look forward to an exciting position where you will get to know the ins and outs of Arla’s IT landscape and commercial needs.
Enterprise Architect with business sense and communication skills

It is imperative that you have a strong business sense and strong skills creating and communicating solutions for global commercial teams. Preferably, your experience derives from a global organisation in the FMCG industry that has moved ahead on eCommerce with their customers with you actively engaged. SAP has been a vital part of the administrative solutions in your past especially SAP ECC and C4C, and potentially SAP S/4HANA. 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 6 dedicated enterprise architects. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.


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