Lead Enterprise Architect – Commercial

Drive Arla’s global IT platforms for the commercial organization



Arla is on a continued journey to create the best possible digital experience for their customers and the employees facing the customers. They balance people skills, technology advancements and data analytics as vital parts of improving the collaboration with the customers. All this to create the best opportunities for selling Arla’s products globally!


Arla has an ambitious commercial strategy, where the opportunities of tomorrow’s technology advancements are factored into the designs of their future ways of working. A seamless blend of strong human relations and data led decisions while automating trivial transactional tasks. The goal is to leave the commercial workforce to drive the categories and grow their accounts. The sustainability ambition is always present in everything they do and design.


Your role…


As Lead Enterprise Architect for Arla’s Commercial organization, you combine deep insights of FMCG sales organizations with an IT enterprise architect’s understanding of how sales organizations are supported by a modern IT landscape.


You proactively identify and facilitate platforms selections, that are suitable for supporting a continued digitalization of Arla’s commercial delivery mechanisms as part of Arla’s agile release train for commercial. Aside from this, you provide EA services - such as inspiring management teams across the organization with future opportunities for leveraging technologies and being a strong influencer of the commercial strategy.


You will become part of a small EA team of 7 dedicated enterprise architects. In the continued work on commercial vision and strategy, you will work closely together with the Release Train Architect and the receiving organization as well as the IT Business Partners, the Head of Arla IT Commercial and the Business Development Teams.


You can look forward to an exciting position, where you will get to know the ins and outs of Arla’s commercial operations and supporting IT landscape!


Your qualifications…


You are a business- and IT architect at heart, but also a very impactful communicator, thriving in a sometimes hectic senior stakeholders environment. You exhibit great listening skills, while you can make your voice heard. You are a skilled decision-maker, who can see matters from multiple angles and an end-2-end perspective.


It is imperative, that you have a strong commercial business sense and strong skills creating and communicating solutions for a sales organization. Preferably, your experience derives from a global FMCG, where you have worked towards the sales departments. To match the evolution of Arla’s landscape in more recent years, it is important, that you understand B2B2C structures and understand how trade spend tactics drive FMCG.


Of Arla’s strategic portfolio, net revenue management experience will be an important differentiator, that can make you stand out from the field, while distributed commerce, customer service management and digital frontend are important aspects as well. You exhibit a detailed understanding for how retail and whole sales are different, and you can translate this knowledge to advice.


Traditionally SAP has been a vital part of the administrative solutions of order-to-cash and claims management, and it is an advantage, that you have a good knowledge of ERP, especially SAP ECC, which Arla is moving into SAP S/4 HANA.


Arla Foods has a purpose for Good…


At Arla they strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create sustainable future dairy. They call it Stronger People Stronger Planet. It is deeply anchored in their organization and founded on their 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, they need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


For more information on this position, please contact CoreSearch at +45 70260326 or send your CV to job@coresearch.dk