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Product Owner, Analytics Powerhouse - Aarhus

Are you an experienced product owner, scrum master, project manager or business consultant ready to take the next step? We are looking for a talented and ambitious person that can take the role as Product Owner for one of our data & analytics team in Arla. You will be joining our team of highly skilled people working agile and support the strategic investments in making Arla a more data & analytics-driven company.


Welcome to Analytics Powerhouse

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands across the world including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many more.


As a Product Owner for Analytics Powerhouse, you become a part of our global IT organization, joining at an exciting time in our strategic journey, where data & analytics is a very big part of the overall Arla strategy. With projects ranging from the development of an in house forecasting platforms, through to unlocking insights via advanced analytics and data science, evangelizing and adopting self-service analytics we are investing heavily in data & analytics. The position reports to Senior Manager, Henrik Overballe, and who is based in our HQ in Aarhus.


About the job

As a Product Owner for Analytics Powerhouse, you will join one of our largest Agile programs at Arla, which is focused on delivering data & analytics enabled business transformation across the full Arla value chain from delivering projects and initiatives to business areas, but also working on a wider agenda making Arla a more data & analytics driven company.


In the role as Product Owner, you are the content authority on a team level. You are responsible for selecting, prioritizing and accepting solutions (stories) that feed into the delivery of the project. And acting as a customer proxy, you represent the customer (the business) in front of your team. As such, your job is to secure the quality of the business solutions delivered. To do so, you continuously align with your business stakeholders. You are empowered to approve the team’s solutions.


Also, your tasks include


  • Prioritizing the team backlog (deliverables), streamlining the execution of program priorities and maintaining conceptual and technical integrity of the features or components the team is responsible for
  • Collaborating with the Product Manager and other stakeholders—including other product owners—to define and prioritize your team’s projects
  • Helping your team succeed, facilitating the insights needed to make the right solutions and conducting e.g. workshops to come up with the best of ideas
  • Delivering the specific business solutions – digital and physical – that enable us to evolve, adapt and continuously control and improve our capabilities in the years to come.


We manage and deliver within the SAFe Agile framework. As a Product Owner, you are part of an agile team, and you work alongside a scrum master to facilitate and secure the deliveries of an agile team of 7-10 team members. You will play a key role in securing the value and designing the solution that will help change and improve the Arla business within the specific area.


About you

As a Product Owner, you are expected to be able to make decisions, stand by them and explain why they are right. This job is to a great extent about prioritizing, collaborating with partners outside your team to understand the business needs and issues and being able to identify the solutions with the biggest value. Thus, your forte is to think what solution has the biggest impact and requires the least effort, is it possible, and how do I communicate this to others so that they also see that the solutions are great?


You might come from a similar role as Product Owner, Scrum Master or Project Manager.


Moreover, it would be beneficial if you have


  • a good business and process understanding within a certain business area – such as supply chain, logistics, financial forecasting or commercial and sales
  • knowledge and experience working with data & analytics
  • experience in understanding the full commercials of product delivery and operational KPIs

strong stakeholder management skills

  • strong leadership capabilities


Application and contact

Please apply as soon as possible as we process applications on an ongoing basis. If you have any specific questions about the role that are important before sending your application, you can reach out to Senior Manager, Henrik Overballe, henok@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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