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Irma valantinaite

Scrum Master/Project Manager


Outgoing and with an interest in leadership young professional aspiring to build her career within project management. Passionate for global and local business processes and the IT system platforms. Self-motivated individual who has a confident approach to people. Communicates well with all levels of personnel and has a good listening ability which allows her to resolve complex issues.

Enthusiastic about Project Management, digital and infrastructure projects and enjoys working in iFIT (I Focus on IT) release train at Arla Foods. The train is designed to enable new technologies and provide a technical foundation and Core IT services. Irma is able to learn and drive numerous processes in a fast paced project environment which is always changing.

Organized by nature and likes to ensure that is up to date with her work. Enjoys new challenges and always keen to learn new skills. Have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills and can operate across global organization.

Finally, she has solid analytical and excellent people skills and can serve as a strong advocate for the business while seeking the best possible solutions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • SAFe
  • Business Development
  • Process optimisation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Strategic Planning/Analysis
  • Training & Development
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Software Testing
  • Quality assurance

Work History

Sept 2017present

Scrum Master/Project Manager for Shared Core Services and Core Services team

Arla Foods Amba, Sønderhøj 34, Viby J 8260, Denmark

As Scrum Master for Shared Core Services team Irma is a key player in the team as she facilitates the scrum processes by closely working together with the team members and the rest of the organization. The team members have never worked in Agile so Irma needs to introduce and establish new ways of working. Team is not running Scrum, but Kanban, so Irma is also learning and acquires new knowledge and skills. She also facilitates the required discussions to ensure high focus on creating value.

Currently Irma is managing these Epics: PX5 Optimisation, SAP Label Print, EDI US/CIN, Citrix upgrade, Antivirus, ADFS, SQL, G7. 

Irma was also involved in the team, that was working towards ServiceNow Agile Development for Arla Foods and contributed to the team that was working towards fighting the bureaucracy in a work place. On top of that Irma is doing work as Project Manager, which includes project forecasting, budget, Service Introduction Management, management reporting, planning releases, collecting input from all stakeholders, ensuring timely delivery and all the other managerial tasks. 


  • Elimination of impediments and ensuring an effective agile process;
  • Ensure user stories are well defined and understandable for the team members;
  • Keeping backlog updated;
  • Coaching the team and ensuring high performance in the team;
  • Ensuring team reporting to relevant key persons;
  • Close collaboration with Release Train Engineer;
  • Implement SAFe principles and best practices for the team;
  • Participate in PI planning and Demos;
  • Run workshops in order to implement SAFe;
  • Lead the team;
  • Communicate with stakeholder, ensure timely deliveries.

Acquired Skills:

  • Leaderhsip;
  • Sprint Navigator;
  • Design Thinking;
  • Kanban;
  • Project Forecast;
  • Project Management;
  • Communication.
Jan 2017Sept 2017

Program Coordinator and Scrum Master, Data Driven Decisions (BI) Program

Arla Foods Amba, Sønderhøj 7, Viby J 8260, Denmark

As Program Coordinator Irma was coordinating various activities within the program to make sure it runs smooth. DDD program was designed to create a strong performance and user experience around HANA platform. The scope: financial forecasting solutions, sales, supply chain and other business enablement solutions.


  • Daily program coordination;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Teams´ coordination (Scrum Master for Supply Chain and Production Teams);
  • SAFe framework implementation;
  • Making sure all agile activities are performed by the teams and teams are aligned;
  • Work towards improving stability and performance of reporting;
  • Removing impediments;
  • Team site creation and ownership;
  • Facilitation of workshops;
  • Making sure the teams are delivering new functionality on schedule and according to the cost;
  • Remove obstacles for the team by escalating the issues to leadership resulting in early delivery of planned solutions;
  • Reorganize Scrum meetings in order to improve quality and save developers time.
  • Lead daily stand-ups and scrum ceremonies for two scrum teams. Work with product owners to groom the backlog and plan sprints. Track, escalate and remove impediments. Report at daily Scrum of Scrum meetings. Track burn down, issues and progress in ServiceNow. Work with component teams to resolve issues.

Acquired Skills:

  • Leading SAFe;
  • Arla Going Agile;
  • ServiceNow;
  • Project Management;
  • Knowledge within BI area.
Feb 2016Jan 2017

Team Leader, Food Service Sales II and SAP Hybris Marketing Projects

Arla Foods Amba, Sønderhøj 7, Viby J 8260, Denmark

As Team Lead Irma was leading project team, which was implementing C4C CRM software. LSP is a program presenting 5 Sales and Promotion projects. Irma was leading Sales and Marketing teams  and ensuring that a Solution Development Teams functioned as a whole and meet its objectives.


  • Ensure all Agile Project Management activities are performed according guidelines: stand up meetings, sprint change activities, retrospectives, backlog updates, scrum wall updates, burn down charts, etc. (Acting as Scrum Master);

  • Help the team improving progress by doing anything team lead is capable of;

  • Ensure the Product Breakdown, the Product Backlog and the findings in the project team are in sync;

  • Ensure new requirements get documented and gets prioritized in the product backlog;

  • Ensure the deliverables are exchanged between teams (if multiple teams);

  • Report to project management and give input to/manage risks, issues, etc;

  • Ensure Project Management is updated on new, relevant findings;

  • Lead the team and relevant contributors and stakeholders on the way to constant improvement;

  • Participate in Marketing Project Planning workshops (for Protino), set the structure for project plan and deliverables;

  • Create team sites on SharePoint;

  • Train employees in using Jira;

  • Test AFI (Arla Foods Ingredients)  CRM solution using SOLMAN (Solution Manager) methodology;

  • Responsible for test cases automation;
  • Responsible fro project documentation and sign off.

During her Team Lead career Irma was also appointed to take over Test Manager´s role. The duties as Test Manager included coordinating test activities, preparing test plans, coordinating team during testing weeks, preparing for test kick-off, supporting test team in writing test cases and testing the solution. Introducing team in working with defects using Jira and Solution Manager.

Furthermore, Irma has been taking part in Template Management Project, where she developed process flows according to APQC standards.

Acquired Skills:

  • Agile Project Management;
  • Scrum;
  • Test Management;
  • Jira;
  • VersionOne;
  • Leaptest;
  • Worksoft Analyze;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Project Planning and execution.
Sept 2014Feb 2016

HR Transformation Assistant, Project Clarity

Arla Foods Amba, Sønderhøj 7, Viby J 8260, Denmark

As HR Transformation assistant Irma was working in Project Clarity. Project Clarity was a cross organisational and global business program introduced to design and enable optimized HR service structures to all parts of Arla organisation. The program implemented automated global HR processes, optimized workflows and accurate reporting.


  • Support the Project Manager with communication material and stakeholder mapping;
  • Structure and systematize the project using Microsoft Project tool;
  • Follow up on project tasks, milestones and KPIs;
  • Design HR processes to optimise business procedures; 
  • Participate in the implementation of rolling out SAP/SuccessFactors modules (Resourcing&Mobility, Onboarding, Bonus/Compensation, Learning, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Employment Lifecycle Data Management);
  • Support process owners in the development of the solution;
  • Support hypercare and ensure that the benefits from the new solutions are applied correctly to support the overall operations of the organization;
  • Participate in the on-going development of the application;
  • Help implement and launch the system to all Arla core countries;
  • Prepare training materials and conduct classroom and online training;
  • Create and manage all related key documents(BPWs, extended/user guides, process maps);
  • Participate in identifying business and functional requirements in the future state process design and ensuring clear-cut IT processes in global organisation;
  • Participate in performing fit gap between technology(SuccessFactors, SAP Portal) and the business processes;
  • Build intranet pages using SharePoint functionality;
  • Maintain project site on Sharepoint;
  • Participate in obtaining the agreement with Process Owners for conceptual process designs and the review of these designs;
  • Increase the use of automation, business understanding and standardization;
  • Assist the work-stream leader in the identification of best practice process design, business process requirements definition, and solution development;
  • Participate in testing of new technology solution (Integration, Regression and UAT);
  • Create test scripts for in-scope processes;
  • Support the development of IT organization and the creation of new solutions while using IT standards;
  • Develop templates for the documentation and build Power Point presentations;
  • Facilitate workshops and PMO meetings;
  • Personal Assistant for Project Manager.

Acquired Skills:

  • Business processes re-engineering;
  • LEAN;
  • Consulting skills;
  • Quality assurance;
  • Stakeholder Management;
  • Communication skills;
  • SAP;
  • SuccessFactors;
  • Microsoft Project;
  • Microsoft Dynamics;
  • Project Planning and Management;
  • Presentation skills.
Aug 2011Sept 2013

Marketing Assistant

Advice 360 - Århus, Denmark; Asvig ApS - Horsens, Denmark; Intellia AS - Horsens,Denmark; Gloria Palace Thalasso&Hotels - Gran Canaria, Spain.

As Marketing Assistant Irma was working and/or having internships in many different companies in Denmark and abroad.


  • Participate in the implementation of CRM system;
  • Perform the Competitor Analyses and Benchmarking;
  • Develop customer attraction and retention strategy;
  • Prepare sales plan for new email archiving system;
  • Perform the research on the potential customers;
  • Develop the content for new company website;
  • Prepare strategies on how to increase the traffic to company website;
  • Data translation from English to Spanish;
  • Data collection for CRM updates;
  • Create marketing and advertising activities.

Acquired Skills:

  • Pipe Drive;
  • Google Analytics;
  • SEO;
  • CRM Maintenance;
  • Sales Plans;
  • Product Management.


Aug 2013Aug 2015

MA in Business, Language and Culture (cand.negot) Specialization: International Sales Management

SDU, Odense, Denmark

The Cand. negot. degree course combines qualifications from two main disciplines in equal measure:
Social Sciences (Economy, Marketing and Management) and Humanities (Language, Culture and Communication). The graduate is able to combine structure and analyse complex theoretical and practical issues in an independent and systematic manner. Using advanced theories  and methods the graduate is able to suggest solutions and communicate these to target groups. Furthermore, the graduate is able to relate to the presented solution in a detailed and critical manner. The graduate is able to analyse the global cultural, economic and market-related circumstances to which the business must adapt.

Aug 2008Jan 2012

Bachelor in International Sales and Marketing Management

VIA UC, Horsens, Denmark

The graduate develops knowledge and comprehension of business practice, applied theory, and methods used for sales and marketing within an international business perspective. The program emphasizes business-to-business sales. The focus is on overall themes covered by core subjects including sales and marketing, supply chain management, business law, management/organisation and economics. 

Other Academic Qualifications

Jan 11 - Jan 12 2017 

Leading SAFe, PA Consultancy, Denmark

Oct 20 - Oct 27 2016

Big Data 101 Course, Big Data University, Online

Jul 19 - Aug 17 2016

Application Integration Made Simple with SAP HANA Cloud Integration open SAP Course, Online

April 4 - April 6 2016

Generic Agile Foundation level certification, DSDM, UK

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Intercultural Business Communication - Summer School at VIA UC, Denmark

Feb 2010 - Jul 2010

International Sales and Marketing Management - Exchange Program at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Sep 2009 - Dec 2013

Danish Language School - 5 modules at Sprogskole Horsens, Denmark

Extra Curricular

Jun 2017 - Present                                                      Dancer at Aarhus Touch Team Bachata Group, Aarhus, DK
Feb 2016 - Present                                                      Dancer at dance school Radich&Hold, Aarhus, DK
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017                                                   Lithuanian Language Teacher at Litauisk Forening Jylland og Fyn, Vejle,DK
Feb 2008 - Feb 2016                                                   Dancer and dance teacher assistant at Latin Dance Studio, Horsens, DK
May 2013 - May 2014                                                 Member at Welcome Ambassador, Horsens, DK
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013                                                  Member at Junior Chamber International, Horsens, DK
Jan 2013 - Jan 2013                                                   Volunteer at Red Barnet, Horsens, DK
Sep 2012 - Nov 2013                                                  Member at Project Welcome, Horsens, DK



  • Lithuanian - Native
  • English - Fluent
  • Danish - Working Efficiency
  • Spanish - Beginner
  • Russian - Beginner

IT Skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft teams
  • Project Online
  • Project Forecast
  • Concur
  • Arriba
  • Jira
  • C4C
  • SuccessFactors
  • SAP Portal
  • ServiceNow and ServiceNow for Agile Development
  • SharePoint
  • Hybris Marketing
  • Leaptest
  • Worksoft Analyze

Free Time Activities

Latin Dances, Standard Dances, Yoga, StepFit, Fitness, Jogging, Reading, Living to the fullest.


Self-motivated, energetic, optimistic, flexible, empathetic, quick learner, reliable, responsible, team player.


Brian Sternholdt-Sørensen, Independent Consultant: +45 51 78 16 65
Michael Nørgård, HR Process Consultant at Itelligence Nordic: +45 20 30 08 60
Mary Lorfing, HR Transformation Consultant: +130 399 015 51
Christina Find, IT Business Consultant, +4524499449
Rolf Bonde, Senior Manager, Arla Foods, +4589381793
Guy Smith, Release Train Engineer, Arla Foods, +4591311720