Senior IT Project Manager for HR - Future of Payroll - Viby or Gdansk


Viby J, DK Gdansk, PL

Are you an ambitious Project Manager with a passion for driving HR projects benefiting all employees in Arla Foods?  If yes, we are now looking for Senior Project Manager who will take part in transforming our payroll system into the future.


In Arla Foods, we are committed to creating the future of dairy to bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally. As part of our ongoing digital transformation, we are seeking a highly skilled IT Project Manager to lead an important HR Payroll program migration project.


How you will make an impact


As Senior Project Manager, you will oversee the end-to-end migration process of our HR program from SAP EEC to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll and Employee Center Time in our core countries UK, DE, DK & SE.  You will be involved in managing the entire migration process and ensuring a smooth transition and successful implementation. This will include developing and executing a comprehensive project plan, including timelines, milestones, and deliverables. You will likewise be responsible for identifying and managing project risks, issues, and dependencies, proactively implementing mitigation strategies. Further, your responsibilities include:


  • Coordinate and align with cross-functional teams, including HR, IT, and external vendors
  • Monitor project progress, ensuring adherence to budget, scope, and quality standards
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to gather requirements, define project scope, and establish clear objectives
  • Conduct testing and quality assurance to ensure a successful migration
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and data privacy regulations


What will make you successful


The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to navigate complex challenges with ease. They should be able to work both independently and collaboratively, seamlessly transitioning between different phases of the project. Effective project management skills are a must, as they will be responsible for planning, prioritizing, and managing multiple deliverables concurrently. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are also crucial, as they will need to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels. In additional you have:


  • Masters's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Senior IT Project Manager, specifically in HR system migration projects
  • Preferably a solid understanding of HR processes and systems, with a focus on payroll and time management
  • Demonstrated experience in risk management, issue resolution, and change management.


What do we offer?


You will join an international IT department and you will be working with 500 colleagues in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland and UK. We are offering an environment with lots of interesting possibilities/challenges where collaboration across IT and business is at the center of our ways of working. Our positive, flexible and collaborative culture will not only make out a fun working environment but also ensure professional development and promoting from within.


As Arla Foods is operating across many different countries travel activities must be expected.


Would you like to join us?


If you want to seize this exciting opportunity apply as soon as possible. We will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis.


Please note that due to summer holidays, the recruitment process may take longer than usual. Therefore, please anticipate a delay in our response. Thank you for your patience and continued interest in our organization.


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?



It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails and fake recruitment campaigns on the internet from people purporting to work for Arla Foods. Learn more via this link.

Take a look inside Arla