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Senior IT Business Partner, Supply Chain - Aarhus, Gdansk

Do you want to be part of the leadership team in Arla IT Solutions, focused on further strengthening the alignment and collaboration between Arla IT and Supply Chain? Are you an ambitious, proactive and self-driven individual looking to have a true impact on the growth and success of Arla?  

Arla IT Solutions is an international team working from our two IT hubs in Viby and Gdansk. The teams are responsible for the development of new IT solutions in Arla – which includes everything from IT systems controlling the production at a dairy to large SAP solutions, apps to our farmers and web shops for our consumers. 

Our new Senior IT Business Partner will lead the alignment of Arla Foods Strategy with Supply Chain considering the IT Strategy and IT Capabilities. You can look forward to development opportunities in an environment characterized by exciting initiatives and ambitions of immense growth globally. As Arla rolls out the group strategy, this is a unique time to influence our future ways of working. 

Taking the joint responsibility for Arla IT Solutions 
You will become a member of the IT Solution leadership  team  taking joint responsibility for the development of Arla Solutions. Your objective will be to establish and maintain engagement points between the Supply Chain organization and Arla IT. You will be a driving force for succeeding with the digitalization agenda within Supply Chain. Together with highly skilled Digitalization experts within Supply Chain you will be sparring partner and driver for the Digitalization agenda. This will be executed in close collaboration with our colleagues in IT and your IT Partner Colleagues.

To be successful in this job you will make sure to represent IT in business matters but also the business in all IT matters. Besides the mentioned areas of responsibilities your role will also include: 

  • Inspire Business leadership within SC with IT trends and potential of new technologies.
  • Lead and drive IT standardization and challenge business processes towards this standardization and excellence. 
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the Business IT Roadmap. 
  • Identify development of the IT platform to meet evolving business requirements and to utilize new trends within IT innovation. 
  • Responsible for communicating and explaining IT concepts and their link to business objectives to enable solid decision making on IT topics. Responsible for facilitating the demands of new projects where we have IT deliverables. 

IT profile with a flair for business relations 
You hold an education at Master’s level or equivalent experience within Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or Business administration. Your strong stakeholder management skills have been developed through your experience from working in a multicultural and global environment as an IT Business Partner, Consultant etc. You have years of experience and feel comfortable managing teams with strong conflict-handling and decision-making capabilities. You possess the ability to bring into play, communicate and explain IT concepts (e.g. services, investments, and new trends) and their link to business objectives, specifically related to the required prioritisation. Experience within Supply Chain Management is an advantage.  

Application and contact 
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please contact Senior Director Steffen Juhl Andersen at +45 91316037.

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.

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