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Process Automation and Big Data Analytics IT Product Manager, Gdansk or Aarhus

Are you an experienced IT Product Manager (PM), do you have lots of experience with agile ways of working and do you want to make a difference within the areas of Citizen development, Power BI, Process Automation and Big Data Analytics at Arla? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you should join the Analytics Powerhouse


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 an RPA and Big Data Analytics IT Product 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.


An engaged Product Manager with strong stakeholder management skills and a lot of passion for Self-Service Analytics and Automation


The PM role has a focus on keeping Arla ahead of the curve when it comes to self-service analytics (Power BI), automation (RPA) and Big Data Analytics. It covers all organizational touch points of Analytics Powerhouse such as Finance, HR, Members, Commercial and Supply Chain and with a close cooperation with IT Operations. Your main task is to ensure we deliver the right projects and features related to self-service analytics and automation to maximize the value of our IT investments and drive the Citizen development and Digital agenda forward. Stakeholder management and communication skills are crucial for your success and as you will have stakeholders on all levels of the organization it is important you bring confidence and strong business knowledge to the table.


You will be a key player in our organization and part of the Release Train Management where you will facilitate the SAFe processes for the release train in the role of a Product Manager for your area. You will work closely in the management of the train with the Solution Architects, Release Train Engineer, Product Owners and many others from across the IT organization.


More specifically, your responsibilities include:

  • Securing funding for the program
  • Mobilizing the teams; including the daily coaching of Product Owners in your area to ensure high performance
  • Creating the program/train roadmap
  • Lead several of the SAFe ceremonies
  • People manager for several team members
  • Building an effective Product Manager/Product Owner team where  you manage the de-livery of great features to the business within the area of Self-Service analytics and Automation

Great Facilitator with a high focus on Business impact and creating change 

You bring a relevant master degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with IT projects and programmes within an Agile setup. The nature of the role means a strong Data and Analytics awareness and understanding is important in order to successfully navigate in a complex stakeholder environment. Outstanding communication skills (in English) comes naturally, where you thrive in engaging with people from different backgrounds and cultures to successfully deliver objectives. Experience with Automation and Analytics is an advantage.

The Self-Service Analytics, Automation and Big Data Analytics agenda is currently being scaled up, so a major stakeholder will be IT Operations where on-going support and maintenance will be managed from. The role will therefore work closely with IT Operations to ensure the continued success.

You are self-driven, results-oriented and focused on achieving goals with the priority deliverables and have the ability to ensure the teams, product owners, program management team and business have a great collaboration.  


What do we offer?


We want to strengthen the IT Product Manager function and require a strong profile to strengthen our delivery capabilities across self-service analytics. You will join our IT Solutions team with 200+ other colleagues located in Denmark, Germany, Poland and UK.


As a company, we offer:

  • Work in an international team & matrix structure
  • Friendly atmosphere & comfortable work place (Neptun office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz)
  • Relocation package
  • Medical care & life insurance 
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Fruit Wednesdays
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development possibilities while taking part in internal projects
  • Events, integration, like Summer or Xmas Party, Chill out rooms with Xbox and the best coffee in the office


Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity. We will review candidates on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible.

Please apply via below link.  

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 for most of our recruitments to 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.