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Procurement Analyst - Aarhus

Dedicated to indirect sourcing categories


Can you help us create value with Ariba sourcing tools, conducting global e-auctions, analyses and tender support in our global Procurement organization? Will you be able to provide our Procurement Sourcing responsibles with expert analysis of pricing structures, market benchmarks, strategic support and advice to design sourcing projects in the most feasible way? Do you have digital mindset and can you influence others in this regards? If so, you should apply for this position as Procurement Analyst, based in our headquarters in Aarhus. Arla’s Procurement function are spread across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Poland and Hong Kong. On behalf of our global organization we manage procurement activities of an annual spend of approximately 3.5 billion EUR.


“As a member of the Procurement analyst team, you ensure our purchasers perform the best way possible.  You analyze and implement sourcing best practices and are accountable for providing all necessary facts, analysis and business cases to make the most of the sourcing projects. In this way, you draw attention to the actual situation and contribute to shaping an efficient procurement organization,” says Procurement Director, Ninna Normand Helles.


Skilled Analyst in Procurement

You act as a strategic partner to the Category Managers in Procurement, and with your detailed knowledge of sourcing tools and approached, you support the Category Managers to design the sourcing project in the most feasible way – every time. You provide detailed and expert analysis of data prepare and define sourcing projects and to identify negotiation levers. You also play a key role in analyzing and comparing supplier offers, calculating savings and identifying opportunities to optimize ways of working. As Procurement Analyst you will be part of an exciting transformation journey where your ability to identify, combine, and utilize internal and external data is key to your success.


We are looking for an analyst to support the indirect sourcing categories specifically – such as IT, marketing, HR, travel, utilities, spare parts and operational services (MRO) and investments (CAPEX). Areas which are have different characteristics and challenges sourcing wise, and where data availability is not always straight forward. Besides being able to find the needle in the haystack, you have a curious mindset, a good level of business understanding and will to apply structure to unstructured realities.


Facilitate expert sourcing and e-auctions

You will join a team of other Procurement analysts, whom are all supporting our Category Managers to make the most of any sourcing project they initiate. Together with your colleagues you ensure that Arla has the best foundation to conduct professional sourcing processes across the global organization. Within this team you are supporting and influencing way of working in Procurement. You play a key role in development of sourcing tools and are expected to take lead in execution of optimization projects and opportunities to optimize ways of working within Procurement.


Your tasks will include:

  • Supporting and influencing Category Managers in their sourcing projects by ensuring they are well prepared and conducted in accordance with most appropriate approaches.
  • Preparation of tenders, conducting complex analyses of incoming quotes, and perform deep dive analysis.
  • Identification of improvement opportunities in ways of working within the sourcing areas you are supporting or Procurement in general.
  • Take ownership of sourcing approaches in our tool box and take part in further development and optimization of it.
  • Support implementing digital tools and mindset.


Digital expert with process and analytical skills

Ideally, you have experience from a strategic procurement department, and your interest lies in sourcing process, tools and data analysis. You are service-minded, have a very curious and digital mindset, and you are a fast learner.

Moreover, you:

  • Hold a master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, logistics or similar.
  • Three year of practical experience from a similar position in an international Procurement organization.
  • Have strong analytical skills and are great at crunching numbers.
  • Have good knowledge of VBA/advanced excel, Ariba, Power BI and SAP.
  • Have good communication and stakeholder management skills and master English at a professional level.


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until right candidate is found. For additional information, please call Procurement Director, Ninna Normand Helles +45 5116 6544.


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 so we 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.

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