Senior Director, Data Analytics

Aarhus, Midtjylland (DK)
08 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Director, Data Analytics, Aarhus

Are you a forward thinking senior leader with a deep understanding of the commercial value of advanced analytics in a data driven global organisation? Can you implement new technologies, tools and approaches to unlock the value in data across Arla’s value chain? If so, we have a newly created position for a Senior Director, Data Analytics in our IT organisation based in our global headquarters in Aarhus. This is a unique position to join our IT senior leadership team and build a new team around you to deliver success.

Lead an ambitious data led transformation
More data than ever is available to the business leaders of today. Arla IT is undergoing a strategic and ambitious transformation moving from insight to foresight - using data to fuel advanced analytics and predictive modelling to make better-informed decisions, and to gain actionable insights about future scenarios. We strive to get the right information at the right time to make the right choices -  all this to give Arla a competitive advantage and to win in a challenging market.

We are now establishing a new and vital role in transforming data into both insight and more importantly foresight. As Senior Director for Data Analytics, reporting into SVP and Head of IT in Arla, you will also work closely with Arla Foods core Commercial and Supply Chain businesses, Performance Management, Global Reporting, Business Intelligence and Master Data functions to support existing business units with data derived insights to perform tasks such as enabling new business strategies and innovation, improve operational efficiency, and streamlining sales and marketing efforts.

This position will enhance Arla’s use of data in traditional reporting, ad hoc analytics and KPI tracking to deep insights and foresight, i.e. reprioritise funding and resources towards designing forward looking models and algorithms. As a new function, you will have the exciting opportunity to build a new team of Data Analysts to ensure delivery of the overall strategy.

Together you will implement technologies, tools, approaches and methodologies to unlock the value in data across the entire value chain. As the “voice of data” in key business decisions, you will work cross functionally to ensure data is available to the business, unlocking its value.

An inspiring and innovative senior leader
To achieve our strategic goals, we require a Senior Director who can combine commercial focus, data analytics experience and inspirational leadership skills, preferably combined with an IT background. You will have a deep understanding of the role of data analytics and tools available such as predictive modelling, discrete event simulation modelling, statistical process control, event history analytics etc. Knowledge of Enterprise IT with strong commercial awareness is essential in order to build internal relationships and add the necessary value.

You rely on an agile implementation experience using e.g. SAFE to ensure a focus on time to market and realisation and you will be an inspirational leader with the ability to drive data in a complex business where inputs come from areas such sales, production, our farmers, and consumer trends. You will foster an innovating and cutting edge atmosphere to attract high calibre data science and analytics talent to Arla Foods.

Application & Contact
Please apply before 29 September 2017. If you have any questions please contact Head of IT Torben Fabrin at +4589381797.