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Manfacturing Excecution System (MES / MOM) architect - Aarhus

To enable our growth within production IT and on-premise solutions at Arla Dairies we are looking for a strong Production IT Architect who can help us drive the future development and set the agenda for our digital journey in Arla Production IT. 


In Arla IT Solutions we are 200+ colleagues working agile, we believe in trust over control and we acknowledge innovation and innovative thinking. Join the MES Platform team on our Dairy release train where you will become a key player in setting the direction of our Production IT. 


“The Arla MES Platform is installed in various versions on more than 60 dairy sites across to enable daily execution of global SAP production orders. In cooperation with our other architects you will be responsible for long term strategic development of Arla Production IT applications and roll out the strategy to digitalise and standardise our Dairies,” says Maiken Langvold.


This position is based in our Headquarter in Viby, Denmark but you should expect approx. 20 days of travel per year primarily to our locations in Europe.


About the job


You are responsible for the global MES templates of our Dairy MES systems.

The dairies utilizes our MES systems 24/7 to define recipes and production jobs and download these into PLCs and further more pull the generated traceability data from the PLCs.


Communication is also a substantial part of the position, you must drive the communication to very diverse group of stakeholders like: business owners, site IT support, technicians and production planners, external engineers and third party vendors.


The extensive communication network requires you to able to shift topics quickly during the day.

You will be able to specialize in some of the common core functions, but you also need be a generalist with a helicopter view of the end-to-end technical functionality of you architect area.


The MES team includes other architects with whom you will work closely:


We expect you to keep updated on international forums, for discussing and driving forward the standards we rely on, like ISA95, S88, Pack ML and MTP.

You must be familiar with these concepts and tools or at least most of them:


  • IAS95 integration to an ERP system for Production orders (XML/B2MML)
  • Production Recipes
  • ISA88 Batch production logs and traceability
  • MS SQL server stored procedures and views
  • PLC execution of production orders
  • SAP MII backend transactions
  • Wonderware/Aveva System Platform and MES system
  • Module Type Package (MTP)


Who are you


We expect you to have a at least 3 years of experience as architect or senior developer. In addition we imagine that you have:


  • A degree within Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or similar
  • Experience of working with production environments where stability and uptime is key
  • Familiarization with the Agile and Scrum methods
  • Experience from working in a multicultural environment, meaning you can communicate effortlessly in English, writing and spoken


Application and contact


If you want to drive innovation and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible, as we will evaluate applications on a continuous basis.


For additional information, please email Marcin Hynek, MARCIN.HYNEK@ARLAFOODS.COM.


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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