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Senior Automation Consultant

Senior Automation Consultant

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Operating mode


At our office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz we do not produce butter or cheese, nor do we conduct milk quality assessment. We are Global Shared Services Center and we deliver tens of projects in Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, Risk, and Compliance.

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Job description

Online interview

Would you like to be the next great addition to join our growing team of IT and Automation specialists that develop and deliver standardised solutions throughout ARLA Foods?

Together, we support Europe's largest dairies, delivering a wide range of products and the farmers who own Arla Foods through great IT solutions.

Helping us to create these, you can be sure to make a real difference for the entire organization, and your colleagues near and far.

You will be working alongside our SAP consultants, Wonderware engineers, project managers, to deliver & develop standardised solutions.

Join us in helping us create the dairies of the future.

About the job

The Arla IT Solutions are installed in various versions on more than 50 dairy sites across Europe to enable daily execution of global production targets. Arla IT is in progress of upgrading the OT and Automation Infrastructure on all sites as an important step to meet the digitalization strategy targets of company.

Our end users on the dairies require and look to meet the necessary standards in industrial software platform and interface to enable operational users to monitor and control the plant performance and deliver operational goals.

In ARLA, we standardise on Siemens and Rockwell therefore our preferred candidates will have extensive experience with programming Siemens Automation and Allen Bradley’s automation software’s (other vendors are also beneficial)

As a Senior Automation Consultant you will be a part of the Automation & Infrastructure Team joining our Dairy ART in the IT Solutions where we are using agile methods as the way of working in the SAFe framework®.

You will be located in either our Viby or Gdansk office.

However, you should expect approx. 20 days of travel per year primarily to our locations across Europe.

Your daily work will require close cooperation within our business unit as a valuable member but also be in regular communication with other business owners and external consultants.

You will be a part of further developing and rolling out our Arla Solutions by CAPEX project delivery with relation to domain expertise area Automation and Control solutions for all our Dairies.

Who are you:


  • Strong problem-solver and trouble-shooter,
  • Aware and understand the following: ISA95, S88, Pack ML and MTP.
  • Have at least 5+ years of experience in automation development and/or programming ,
  • Adaptability and Collaboration are natural assets that you use every day.


 Specifically, you have experience with:


  • Programming of Siemens and/or Allen Bradley Automation software’s
  • Production Recipes (Recipe Management Systems)
  • ISA88 Batch production logs and traceability
  • PLC execution of production orders

Nice to have knowledge of/ be familiar with:


  • MS SQL server stored procedures and views
  • SAP MII backend transactions
  • Wonderware/Aveva System Platform and MES system
  • Module Type Package (MTP)
  • IAS95 integration to an ERP system for Production orders (XML/B2MML)
  • Aveva System Platform


Furthermore, you have: 

  • A degree within Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or similar.
  • Experience of working with production environments where stability and uptime is key.
  • Experience is FMCG.
  • Familiarization with the Agile and Scrum methods.
  • Experience from working in a multicultural environment, meaning you can communicate effortlessly in English, writing and spoken.

What do we offer? 


At Arla, we value our IT specialists and provide a range of attractive benefits to support your personal and professional growth:

  • Trainings with industry experts and a comprehensive induction program,
  • Financial support for ongoing education and professional development,
  • Flexibility in working hours and the option to work from home,
  • Medical care and life insurance coverage,
  • Employee Assistance Program offering legal, psychological, health, and financial consulting,
  • Additional perks like gym memberships, vouchers, travel points, and cinema tickets,
  • Home kit including a monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, headsets, and webcam,
  • Relaxation breaks to recharge and maintain work-life balance,
  • Relocation allowance for a smooth transition to our vibrant city,
  • Referral program for employees to earn rewards by recommending top talent (applicable in Poland),
  • Additional holiday days based on length of employment (up to 4 days).

Application and contact:

If you want to drive growth and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible. We will be conducting interviews ongoing.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla Foods, 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?