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Senior Programme Manager - Marketing & Innovation - Viby

Do you want to be part of a high pace team in Marketing & Innovation, who owns and develops the operational IT and strategic digital roadmap for Arla Foods Marketing & Innovation? Are you motivated by strong stakeholder engagement and project delivery? If so, this could be your next career step.


Strategic and operational tasks at executive level

You will report to the Vice President for Marketing Excellence and Digital and be part of the Agile Release Train management that delivers IT and digital solutions to Marketing & Innovation (PLM, PIM, Consumer Insights, The Barn Agency, Innovation, Media Management etc.). You will lead and work very closely with many different colleagues from IT and Marketing & Innovation and thereby enable value creation and will be a driver and leader of the digital transformation.  


The position sits in Marketing & Innovation, but you will work closely with IT to take the lead in “classic IT” and digital initiatives from idea to implementation. You are naturally curious, open minded and will work closely with colleagues and business areas across Marketing & Innovation to drive real change and value. 


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Interact with all functions to identify new IT/digital needs and drive the definition of new IT initiatives
  • Prepare and maintain IT roadmap in a close collaboration with business and IT stake-holders
  • Drive the funding process for the epics and track benefit realization
  • Build and communicate the program vision,  roadmap and program backlog
  • Act as the main liaison officer towards IT both with respect to daily operations and development of new solutions
  • Build an effective Product Manager/Product Owner collaboration where you manage the delivery of great features to the business within Marketing & Innovation
  • Be the business lead (known as Product Manager in SAFE) on significant IT & Digital projects – set direction, prioritize from a business point of view by aligning with stakeholders (VP’s, sites)
  • Together with Product Owners, drive our standardization agenda. Promote and enforce standard processes, ways of working and tool design and selection
  • Indirect leadership of Product Owners within functions.


You will be part of a high performing team with a great culture and spirit, where there is the op-portunity to thrive and develop your skills and capabilities. You should expect up to 15% travel days per year.


Commercial acumen and communicative abilities

To be successful in this role, you must be a skilled project manager, have a curiosity in digital tools and trends and a passion for creating the future of marketing and innovation. You have an analytical approach and capability for solving complex problems.


Your qualifications:

  • You have a master’s degree or equivalent within, IT, business economics, marketing or other similar study areas
  • You have strong program management capabilities (ideally with at least basic understand-ing of agile), which coupled with an engaging and passionate leadership style allows you to drive change and reach our marketing and innovation objectives
  • You have excellent stakeholder management skills and are able to navigate at all levels in the organisation
  • You understand the importance of standardized systems and processes and how to create value from the utilization of digital tools.
  • You will join an international team working across borders, so fluency in English is a pre-requisite.
  • You have experience with marketing, and an understanding of marketing and innovation processes
  • You have experience in IT project management and ideally within Marketing and Innovation


Application and contact

If you want to join us and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. We are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. Hence, please apply as soon as possible.

For additional information, feel free to call Vice President for Marketing Excellence and Digital Michael Stenderup at +45 53195086.


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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