GSS Development Team is looking for a Lean Specialist. This position is exposed to many different functions and levels of the organisation. It is a chance to work in a very dynamic team and support our stakeholders to continuously improve their operations. It is also large opportunity to grow your own stakeholder management skills. Don’t hesitate and apply now!

Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands, including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many, many more.

As a Lean Specialist, you become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. Here, you won’t find factory machines or farmers. Instead, you will join over 500 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, financial and procurement operations. Joining us, you will take part in our mission to make a real difference for colleagues near and far.

With over 14 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. We are all on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.

About the job

As a Lean Specialist, you will work in GSS Development Team. You will be running Lean projects with different organisations inside Arla (within Finance, IT, Procurement, Member Relations, Customer Service etc.).. As a part of GSS Development Team, you will also support future growth of our centre.

Specifically, you will:

  • Create and drive Lean agenda in GSS Finance e.g. conduct Lean Assessment and develop improvement plan, support problem solving sessions, improve performance management etc.
  • Run Lean Academy, train and coach our employees
  • Lead improvement projects for other Arla organisations using Lean and Agile methodologies
  • Improve and develop Lean toolbox and ways of working
  • Design lean culture implementation in newly established teams
  • Support Management Team in the area of continuous improvement and effective usage of Lean tools
  • Develop process management agenda

Who are you?

You are well organised and outgoing person who is not afraid of facing frequently changing priorities. You like working with people, leading them through Lean journey and helping to achieve business goals.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Knowledge and practical experience of Lean tools and methodologies implementation
  • 3+ years of experience in running improvement projects – preferably in SSC/BPO environment (in any of areas: Finance, Procurement, IT, HR, Customer Service etc.)
  • Knowledge about process management  
  • Strong stakeholder management skills since you would be working with various stakeholders
  • Willingness to learn new processes and new business areas
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Advanced English skill

What do we offer?

For sure, you can expect dynamic and agile working environment, engaged team responsible for running various projects, high independence and opportunities to create and implement own ideas and concepts.

As a company, we offer:

  • Friendly atmosphere & comfortable work place (Neptun office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz)
  • Work in an international team & matrix structure
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development possibilities while taking part in internal projects
  • Relocation package
  • Medical care & life insurance 
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Fruit Wednesdays
  • Events, integration, like Summer or Xmas Party, Chill out rooms with Xbox and the best coffee in the office

Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.

Read more about Arla Global Shared Services

Global Shared Services consists of multiple functions that are all placed in the Neptun building in Gdansk – with colourful offices and a beautiful sea view.

As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our procurement and finance functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.

We also have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.

Together, we are all dedicated to one collective mission: ensuring an optimal global supply of fresh Arla products – every single day.

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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