DFDS Technology & Innovation

M&A Enterprise Architect

DFDS has embarked on a fascinating journey to expand our offerings to our customers, and we have a clear ambition of growing far beyond our current size. Getting there will mean taking action on opportunities in the acquisition space and we will need to excel in the balancing act of integrating new colleagues into the DFDS family while digitizing processes, ways of working and parts of our existing business model.

We are therefore looking for a highly skilled and deeply motivated M&A Enterprise Architect, so if mergers & acquisitions, challenges aplenty, PMI and the opportunity to help define how we work in an international environment appeals to you, then this might be the next opportunity for you!

The position is part of the Core Transformation & Integrations Tribe (CT&I) in the Technology and Innovation Division (T&I) of DFDS, where you will get a direct, transparent, and empowering manager who welcomes challenges and encourages continued learning.

Be part of the Movement driving the technology M&A agenda and deliverables in DFDS

We are a true integrated logistics provider operating in Europe and the Mediterranean with offerings in land based logistics, passenger transport and goods shipment. As a fast growing logistics company with an extensive history, we embrace the constant need for change and have a clear appetite for digital transformation.

This is where you come into the picture!

In the role of being an M&A Enterprise Architect, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Play an active role in large, complex regional & global projects throughout the M&A life cycle; including early discovery, due diligence, requirements definition, planning, development, testing, training, assessing operational readiness, change management and ongoing support
  • Establish effective relationships with key stakeholders in the relevant T&I teams as well as those within the organization of the acquired company
  • Advance corporate knowledge on best practices and document lessons learned through continued buildout of integration playbook and associated artifacts
  • Identify PMI related risks and take ownership for developing mitigation plans
  • Measure performance and operational resilience related to architecture platforms, systems, practices and methodologies across DFDS

Abouy you
We think the strongest teams are built on diversity and inclusivity. Contrasting opinions, varied skills and strong characters bring out the best in us all.
With this in mind, we think i
t is essential that you are experienced in working with big and complex projects involving many stakeholders across functional and technical areas.
We are looking for a strong problem solver that has a solid toolbox and is both driven and ambitious. It is of course expected that you are a curious individual, good at asking questions or challenging the status quo.

Moreover, the ideal candidate is structured, a highly organized planner able to manage your own time while providing guidance according to critical priorities. We also weigh that you are a great communicator that has proven experience of interacting with senior stakeholders in an organization.

 Additionally, we expect that you have the following skills:

  • Background as an Enterprise Architect, with relevant experience in solution architecture, including business architecture, application architecture, data integration architecture, and software solution architecture domains
  • Experience in leading large-scale enterprise transformations
  • Experience with GAP analysis for M&A Readiness
  • Thorough understanding of project/programme management skills such as planning, scope, quality, time, cost, and resource management, communication and status, and risk management with large-scale project delivery experience
  • Ability to collaborate with business partners to determine sound technical solutions and application strategies considering the current internal solution architecture landscape and Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solution marketplace
  • Strong analytical and creative skills and the ability to challenge conventional thinking
  • Practical experience in leading and facilitating change processes, interactions and workshops engaging and co-creating with key stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate, be supportive and show a solution focused approach in differing situations
  • Experience with complex problem solving, delivering insights and providing recommendations
  • A minimum of 7 years' experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to make assumptions and recommendations based on previous experiences and limited access to data in an M&A context
  • Experienced in handling tight deadlines (deal life-cycle oriented) to undertake and deliver fit-for-purpose IT architectural scans highlighting pain or failure points
  • Proficient understanding of all areas from cloud native to legacy application development
  • Refactoring and modernization of legacy applications 
  • Demonstrable expertise in communication and presentation skills, given the need to face off to C-suite stakeholders

Are we a match? Then please don’t hesitate – Apply Now!

If you think your energy, personality, skills, experience and ambition match this role, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your resume as soon as possible as we’re keen to meet potential candidates on an ongoing basis.   

Is there something you need to know, we haven’t covered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to Constantin Catalin Popescu on copop@dfds.com.


We look forward to hearing from you.



Region Hovedstaden

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