IT Project Manager
Radoslaw’s job in 3 words: Diversified. Fast-paced. Fulfilling.
Radoslaw joined Arla eight years ago, during which time he’s held various job roles in the shared service centre in Poland, recent one focusing on international transition projects in the field of finance. Being involved in several change processes has exposed Radoslaw to various challenges and a steep learning curve. After seven years spent working in the shared service centre, Radoslaw sensed it was time for a change which prompted his decision to move to Denmark to take on a new position as an IT project manager.
"Even though I did not have much experience in IT, my manager was very open to my ambitions. I remember him saying in my first interview that it is my attitude, hands-on approach and experience in running international projects that count the most."
Radoslaw values highly the open dialogue he had with his former and current leaders about his professional development, particularly the way they encouraged him to step outside his area of expertise and that they supported him to find the right path.
Being a daredevil and co-creating Arla's digital future
In his new role, Radoslaw is involved in four different projects: coordinating the implementation of a cloud-based ERP solution in Senegal; managing test activities in Robofinance project (automations of transactional finance processes); developing a mobile application for Swedish farmers and setting up an e-commerce platform for a range of new Arla products. When it comes to ways of working, Radoslaw is not applying the traditional staged approach of IT project management, instead he’s applying an agile concept, particulary in relation to digital projects. Working in an agile way is anchored in the idea of delivering value frequently in small chunks, learning and improving along the way. “The digital evolution is changing the game. For Arla, it is extremely important to not only react to changes in the market, but to be daredevils and exploit digital opportunities in innovative ways.”
Living the collaborative spirit
What Radoslaw appreciates most about his work at Arla is the positive ’can-do’ attitude and action-orientated mindset of all his colleagues around the world. Radoslaw believes in building personal relationships as a basis for project success, which is the reason why he describes himself as “managing by walking”. Whenever he gets the chance, Radoslaw is meeting and talking to people from various functions so that he can get closer to potential stakeholders and to sense what is going on in the company.