Solution Architect

Afdeling: Office, International

Does coffee and food make your heart beat? Would you like to work in a company with well-known brands such as Santa Maria, Risenta, Paulig and Poco Loco? If yes, join us in Paulig IT!

We are looking for Customer Interaction and Digital Sales Solution Architect to join our international & development minded IT team!

Solution Architect

Paulig is embarking into a large strategic program which purpose is to harmonize business processes and unify IT landscape, where you will have an important role to drive the transition into a completely new IT architecture.

Your position is in the Customer Interaction & Digitalization team, which develops and operates Paulig’s IT services and solutions supporting all the layers related to smooth customer and consumer experience and satisfaction. This includes all the tools and platforms used for Customer and Consumer Insights, Product Innovation, Product and Brand Portfolio Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience and Relationship Management, Field Sales, Customer Service and all digital touchpoints exposed to our customers and consumers.

As a sales & digital experience solution architect, you lead the development of business solutions creating the technical capability to run the day-to-day business processes and operations of our sales and marketing environment. You facilitate and support IT and business stakeholders as main responsible of gathering the business- and technical requirements, impact assessments and cost models to engineer them into an end-to-end executable design that facilitates business success.

Main expertise areas: digital touchpoints enabling Paulig’s Commercial Digitalization including CRM, e-commerce, commercial product information, digital marketing, and digital asset management (DAM)

Your key responsibilities

  • Ensure that IT processes are followed and select suitable delivery model for development (agile, waterfall, devops, POC, pilot, prototyping etc)
  • Maintain a high-level, holistic vision of enterprise solutions (application architecture), roadmap and development initiatives of the IT portfolio within own area.
  • Collaboration in Paulig enterprise architecture team to align and develop Paulig core architecture
  • Solution architect is gatekeeper for DoR and DoD and selects what must be done
  • Business and non-functional requirement capture together with solution owner and key stakeholders
  • Technical analysis and design to meet the development needs as specified in the functional requirements
  • Select technologies and validate designs and related development/implementation costs
  • Provide key input for the creation and maintenance of overall IT architecture
  • Ensure the compliance, security and continuity requirements of the solution

Do you have the skills we are looking for?

  • A clear understanding of business architecture standards/policies
  • Strong collaboration capability and ability to leverage experience and expertise to influence across organizational lines
  • Credentialed expert in sales and marketing environment and a self-starter with a demonstrated track record in documenting digital sales and marketing technology vision, articulating specific recommendations and driving them through to achieve measurable value.
  • Good understanding and experience of implementing CRM solutions and using that to architect holistic solutions to sales and marketing area.
  • Capable of clearly communicating the technical aspects, risks, challenges, and selling points of the solution
  • Mastery of software development process and technical skills
  • Capable of shaping, designing and managing a solution comprehensively

What we appreciate

  • Degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent area
  • 5+ years of experience with development/implementation of sales and marketing solutions
  • Team player attitude with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Communicative and ability to collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization and to work both independently and in various team settings
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills

What we offer

  • Challenging and interesting work in family-owned company with strong brands and products
  • Possibility to take things forward and work internationally across our different locations
  • Possibility to use and learn modern and newest tools and technologies and work with the other Solution Architects of our IT organization
  • A work community that shares strong values Strive for Excellence, Stay Curious and Grow Together and is united by our purpose, For a life full of flavour.
  • We keep your technical competencies up-to-date as we are constantly interested in new technologies
  • International position with occasional travelling

The job is permanent and located in one of our modern offices in Helsinki, Finland, Mölndal or Gothenburg in Sweden or Roeselare, Belgium. Our hybrid work principle flexibly combines both working remotely and in the office.

More information and how to apply:

In this role, you report to Anne Latomäki, Head of IT Customer Interaction & Digitalization. If you have any questions or just want to chat with your possible future manager, please call Anne Latomäki, +358 407275443. The best times for this are on Tuesday 3rd May at 14.00-16.00 or on Thursday 6th May at 14.00-16.00 (Finnish time/EET).

Did you get excited? We would be happy to hear from you! Please apply by sending your CV and application together with your salary request latest on 10th May 2022 through this link.


Paulig is a family-owned food and beverage company, growing a new, sustainable food culture – one that is good for both people and the planet. Paulig provides all things tasty; coffees and beverages, Tex Mex and spices, snacks and plant-based choices. The company’s brands are Paulig, Santa Maria, Risenta, Gold&Green, Poco Loco and Liven. Paulig’s sales amounted to EUR 966 million in 2021. The company has 2,400 passionate employees in 14 different countries working around the purpose For a life full of flavour.

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The application process

  1. Come work with us
  2. The first interview
  3. Online test
  4. The second interview
  5. Test day
  6. Contract discussion

Come work with us

Are you interested in one of our open positions? We prefer to receive your application online, via our application form. If we are convinced of your motivation letter and CV, the human resources department will invite you for an initial (remote) interview. If the screening of your CV indicates you’re not eligible, we will inform you as soon as possible.

The first interview

We are curious about your personal story! That is why we take our time during an initial interview to learn more about you: your expectations, motivation, experience, and competences. We, from our side, also communicate transparently about our expectations and will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. Thus, we can both know who we are dealing with and what you are wrapped (or tacoed!) into.

Online test

Did the first interview go well and have our expectations matched yours? Then you will pass on to the next phase where you will fill out several online tests. This provides us with an even clearer picture of who you are and what makes you, you. These tests can be taken at home whenever suits you; afterwards we will discuss the results together.

The second interview

If, after this first interview, the test results are also positive we will invite you for a second interview. On this occasion you will be introduced to your future manager, so that you can learn more about the position you applied for and the team you may end up a part of. Following this interview, you’ll know whether you’re the perfect salsa to our tortilla—a match made in heaven!

Test day

If you applied for a job in our production facility, we will schedule a test day. You will then work with your future colleagues and manager (remunerated, of course!). If you opt for a supporting position, you will go on an assessment for a day. This way, all parties can find out whether all the ingredients are present for a successful collaboration.

Contract discussion

After a positive final evaluation — also from your side — we will draw up a contract proposal. In fact, a variety of contract types are possible: interim, fixed duration or indefinite duration. Once all of the above steps are complete, we will welcome you with a short presentation. After that, you’re ready to work with us. Welcome to our team!

Working at Poco Loco

  1. Your first day
  2. Your first weeks
  3. Your first months

Don’t stress over your first day at work. Above all, we want to welcome you and show you around your new work environment.

If your manager can miss you for a while, we are happy to show you every facet of our company. After that, a direct colleague will immediately take you in tow, so you can receive an overview of the details your new position entails and get better acquainted with your workplace and your new colleagues.

Food safety and hygiene are extremely important at a food company, but the safety of our people is also an absolute priority.

Therefore, you need to follow several basic training courses (via e-learning) as soon as possible in order to learn the best practices in the fields of HACCP, safety, and prevention. You will follow these courses during working hours, and we provide a quiet place so you won’t get distracted.

During your first months, you will be completing the specific e-training plan for your position step by step.

Think about a training plan to operate the forklift, BA4, and so on. In addition, we schedule several evaluation moments. This is to guarantee that all parties involved can ensure that everything is going smoothly. If you want, we can even adjust your training plan to better fit your needs

Your future is safe with us

Job security trumps all at Poco Loco! We’re not standing still, and that’s good news for you. With us, you are safe for the future.

We keep it safe

Safety in the workplace is our priority. As such, taking care of yourself and your colleagues is of paramount importance at Poco Loco.

Sustainability is in our DNA

We are actively working on sustainability. Our goal? Being and continuing to remain a leader in social responsibility, environmental awareness, and well-being.

We offer a lot of room for ambition

Ambitious employees will have every opportunity to grow internally or to follow training courses—at Poco Loco you bring out the best in yourself.

You work in a modern environment

We like to push boundaries. As such, we have set up a progressive workplace with state-of-the-art machines, which is in line with our grand plans.

We cherish your talents

We cherish our employees and offer fringe benefits that matter, such as dental and hospitalization insurance.

We invest in knowledge and innovation

We critically examine our production processes and regularly consult with international experts for advice to better optimize our working methods and procedures.

You learn the ropes quickly

As a new employee, you will receive a solid on the job training, so that you can immediately find your role in our well-oiled machine.

It’s nice working here (really!)

Our committed employees add the Loco to the Poco. Team spirit and job satisfaction are our core values, because we know that together we get the best results.

We value your commitment

You matter to us—and so does your pay check! We offer all employees an attractive salary and a prompt payment.