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Procurement System Specialist / Data Engineer, Aarhus

Would you like to play an essential role in creating the future of Procurement System landscape, by using your knowledge on deciphering data? Do you have a drive for optimizing procurement process-es to fit into an international dairy cooperative? Do you have the ability and eagerness to identify structures in large amounts of data, finding ways to combine them to work smarter and make out-comes available in a user-friendly way?

If so, you should apply for this Procurement System Specialist, based from our headquarters in Aarhus. Arla’s Procurement function are spread across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Po-land and Hong Kong. On behalf of our global organisation we manage procurement activities of an annual spend of ~3.5 billion EUR.

 “As a member of the our Source2Pay Infrastructure team and across functions you will focusing on delivering sustainable solutions. We are currently at a stage, where we believe the main system backbone is in place, and where the key focus ahead is, to keep developing the system platform to comply with the digital agenda and to further utilize those large amounts of data our system provides us, in a much more intelligent way what we are capable of today. This is especially where you should be able to contribute.” says Senior Specialist, Morten Korgaard Johansson.

Key specialist within procurement data, systems and structures
In this role, the key areas are to support our global purchasing processes by developing and anchoring a strong system landscape, covering platforms such as SAP, Ariba, RPA Automation and PowerBI. Your goal will be to help Procurement analyse data and build data models that ultimately lead to better decisions.

Specifically, your tasks include:

  • Drive optimization projects from start to end, together with stakeholders within Arla IT, Finance, Supply Chain and/or Procurement.
  • Development, optimize and maintenance of our Ariba Solutions.
  • Co-design our procurement system roadmap, bringing Arla Procurement into the digital future.
  • Bridge business requirements with IT stakeholders ensuring best solution for Arla.
  • Structure and utilize available data to optimize both automation and ways of working, support-ing Procurement to become “world class”.
  • Implement robots and machine learning to improve data quality and process efficiency.

Passion for IT, machine-learning and automation
To succeed in this position, you are comfortable with all kind of IT systems and want to impact cross-functional projects. You should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math and statistics and look forward to enhancing cross-border and cross-functional cooperation. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data.

Ideal candidates will need to have a deep understanding of statistics and machine learning algorithms, experience working with large datasets, and crucially an ability to communicate actionable insights directly to non-technical audiences. You have a key interest in learning about SAP and Ariba to understand business processes supported by these systems, and to identify how to utilize data from these systems and processes as intelligently as possible. Moreover:

  • You hold a master's degree in Business Intelligence or a similar degree with focus on statistics, IT or data models.
  • You have profound analytical skills and key system interest with ERP systems and IT tools in general - SAP and Ariba knowledge will be an advantage.
  • You are an expert in one or more scripting languages like SQL, Python or VBA.
  • You have preferable 3+ years of experience e.g., related to procurement, finance, IT or a similar field
  • Good communication skills and understanding of processes and ability to navigate in a complex matrix organisation
  • Excellent English language skills

You are a self-starter who is never satisfied with the status quo, you are always thinking of how to improve existing processes and you are open to new ideas presented by others.

We are looking for a person that has key interest for system knowledge and can work well in a high performing team with multiple stakeholders. Good cooperative and communicative nature and a high degree of personal drive are essential to be successful in this role.

Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For additional information, please call Procurement Source2Pay, Senior Specialist, Morten Korgaard Johansson  +45 8733 2802.

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 so we 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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