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Senior Project Manager, The Barn - Aarhus

Do you have what it takes to lead complex creative campaigns while ensuring high-quality project management? And can you take lead on several of these projects at the same time and still be the calm in the storm, when timelines and deliveries change and deadlines are tight? Then come join us in Arla Foods’ in-house agency, The Barn.

The Barn was created in 2018 to help Arla’s global and local brands win in a world of increasing media complexity. Our growth and success have been tremendous, and today, we have a strong team specializing in campaign development and digital asset creation, strategy and planning, analytics, media buying and tech. We produce in-house, we work interdisciplinary, we are curious, data-driven, result-oriented and human-centered.

Our clients are our colleagues. This means we partner up and focus our energy on building the best communication and solutions for our wonderful range of global and local brands such as Kærgården, Lurpak, Cheasy, Castello, Starbucks, Cocio and obviously, Arla.

We have gone from 7 to 60 employees in three years, and we are not done expanding. In this role as senior project manager you will get a central role in further building and professionalizing our agency operations setup and the way we do project management in The Barn.

About the job
As senior project manager you will join the agency operations team and report to our head of agency operations. You will work closely together with teams across all functions, but especially teaming up with our account management team and producers.


In collaboration with your colleagues, you will handle project briefs and requests, define scope and requirements, and ensure deliverables and delivery dates are met. You will be responsible for planning, managing, and briefing resources, managing budgets, and developing a clear and actionable project plan.  You will also play a key role in further developing our agency setup, internal processes and tools, and securing our continuous efforts to provide project management excellence.

Common tasks and responsibilities:

  • Take lead on one of our largest clients and manage the client pipeline throughout the year together with your colleagues in the account management team
  • 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 objectives, project deliverables and timelines as well as resourcing needs towards both clients and internal team, ensuring effective exchange of information and deliverables
  • Doing effective resource management, navigate contending priorities, allocate and book resources appropriately, and mitigate associated challenges
  • Drive our yearly planning process in The Barn together with the account management team
  • Support and further develop our internal agency setup, processes and tools
  • Contribute to and further develop our great Barn culture


Who are you?
The right candidate is a natural born problem solver and has solid prior experience as senior project manager from agency side. You have a general interest in, and you understand what it takes to drive and fulfill the strategic and creative intention which in turn delivers on the business objectives of our clients. You understand how to build campaigns and orchestrate the process to make our specialists succeed. 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 a point of contact for both our brands and our in-house specialists and helping all stakeholders navigate in a common direction. Last, but not least, you are proficient in verbal and written English, possess excellent presentation skills and work seamlessly in PowerPoint and Excel.

You hold the following qualifications

  • 8+ years agency experience as project manager (could be from a digital agency, advertising agency or in-house agency)
  • Excellent project management, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, self-starting, highly organized, detail-oriented, reliable, and with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Yes-we-can attitude!


What do we offer?
This is your shot at joining an international agency with an entrepreneurial mindset. An agency with full in-house capabilities covering everything from digital media buying/planning, tech/development, creative, strategy and on-site production. You’ll work with people from France, the Netherlands, Argentina, the Philippines and many other lovely places, and, unlike most agencies, we offer a healthy and sustainable work/life balance and actual flexible working. Some say The Barn is one of the best places they’ve ever worked. Must be the informal atmosphere. Or the drive. Maybe both. We’ve built the agency ourselves from the bottom up just the way we like it: Human, ambitious and fun.


Application and contact

Sounds good? We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. If you have questions, please contact Senior Project Manager Line Hessellund at

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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