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Project Manager for The Barn, Arla Foods - Aarhus

Do you have what it takes to ensure effective and timely project management? To ensure delivery on digital marketing content for global and local brands? Join Arla Foods’ digital in-house agency, The Barn.


Our in-house agency, The Barn, was created a few years ago to help our global and local brands win in a world of increasing media complexity. Today, we have a strong team specializing in campaign development and digital asset creation, strategy and planning, analytics, media buying and tech. As our new Project Manager, you will be playing a central part in our agency operations setup.


About the job 


Reporting into our Head of Agency Operations, you will work directly with our brands in The Barn. Together with your colleagues you’ll be handling project request, gathering requirements, defining scope, deliverables and delivery dates, planning resources, managing budgets and developing a clear and actionable project plan. You will also play a key role in further developing our internal agency setup in terms of processes and tools supporting our development process from brief to execution. You will work closely together with teams across all functions, but especially teaming up with our account management team and producers.


Common tasks and responsibility:


  • Overall responsible for the project process  from start to finish , making sure the project is on brief, on budget and delivered on time
  • Effectively lead and clearly communicate overall campaign timelines, project deliverables, and resourcing needs towards both clients and internal team, ensuring effective exchange of information and deliverables
  • Doing effective resource management, navigate contending priorities, allocate resources appropriately, and mitigate associated challenges
  • Together with your colleagues in the Agency Operations Team drive our yearly planning process in the barn
  • Driving and facilitating cross team work as well as internal learning loops incl project evaluation
  • Support and further develop our internal agency setup and processes incl. tools


Who are you? 

The right candidate is a natural born problem solver, and have prior experience within an advertising agency. You know how to strike the balance between hard deadlines and budgets and fostering engagement and a creative culture. It is therefore important that you possess solid people skills and know how to communicate effectively with both specialists and management. Great communication and stakeholder management skills are crucial as you, together with our account management team, will be the point of contact for our brands handling requests from brands, anticipate and interpret desired outcome and help both the brand and our team navigate in a common direction.


Last, but not least, you are proficient in verbal and written English, possess excellent presentation skills and work seamlessly with PowerPoint and excel.


You hold the following qualifications: 


  • 3+ years’ agency experience (could come from a digital agency, advertising agency or media agency)
  • Excellent project management, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starting, flexible, highly organized, detail-oriented, reliable, and has the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Yes-we-can attitude!


What do we offer? 


The Barn is where digital media and content meet, and you will be an anchor point of all activities in the agency. You will be working with Art Directors, Digital Designers, Copywriters, Brand Managers, Creative Agencies, Production Houses and many more. You will have tremendous exposure to many different colleagues and the opportunity to broaden your network and digital understanding even further.  


You will join a diverse team of passionate, highly ambitious and professional creatives that are pushing to build a world class digital agency and production power house. The office vibe is casual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a professional mindset.


If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we’d love to hear from you! We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found.


Questions? Please reach out to Anne Gottfredsen, Head of Agency Operations,



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.