Women of Arla - Part 4

In the following article, we will introduce you to the profile of another wonderful woman whose career path has evolved over the years. Meet Martyna Nowak - Mrozinska. Enjoy reading ;)

1. How did your adventure with Arla start?

After working for 8 years as a librarian I decided to change my career path completely and join the corporate world πŸ™‚ At the interview I was very nervous but at the same time totally honest about my experience and my motivation. The manager I had the interview with was impressed how determined I was to start from scratch and pursue my dream. That is more or less how I got the job! It was in 2017 πŸ™‚


2. Tell us about your professional path ( what roles / departments etc)

I started as an HR Administrator and had the chance to take part in the development of the HR Shared Service Centre in Gdansk which we call 'ONE HR’. After a year and a half I got promoted to an HR Specialist role and then became a team coordinator and finally an HR Team Leader. After 3 years in HR I decided to move to IT and work on implementing a new time and attendance system.


3. Tell us about your current position? Why did it attract you?

Now I work as Business Change Manager, still in IT. My main goal is to help technical teams understand the end-user perspective. I make sure that whoever will be using a solution we are working on, is prepared, well informed and know how to use it. Another important aspect is to create a desire for change. It entails inventing out-of-the-box communication campaigns, conducting training sessions, and holding meetings with various stakeholders. In my current role I really like the creative part of it, we constantly think of innovative ways of communication and campaign themes to draw people’s attention and encourage them to try out new ways of working and new systems πŸ™‚


4. What you value most about working at Arla in terms of development / work culture?

Arla is a company where we joke a lot and have fun together, not only at work, but also after hours. This is the place where you can meet many awesome and warm people.

5. What challenges have you faced in your career at Arla?

Moving from HR to IT was a bit challenging. I needed to learn how to work in an agile way and get to know more about IT service management BUT my manager was there for me when I needed him and he also ensured I participate in a course and become certified in IT Service Management (ITIL).


6. What organizational values do you identify with?

In Arla we believe that every single person can be a leader of a change. In practice, it means that when you see room for improvement either in the processes or ways of working, most probably your manager will give you a free hand in driving the change.


7. What would you advise other women whose goal is to get to where you are?

Be open to different ways of working, and different characters, and always try to look at tasks from different angles to see the bigger picture.

It is almost never too late to start something new, invest in yourself, learn languages and put practice over theory.