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Brand Manager

Orkla’s Branded Consumer Goods business comprises the Orkla Foods, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks, Orkla Care and Orkla Food Ingredients business areas. Orkla also has operations organised under the Orkla Investments business area, consisting of its investment in Jotun (42.5% interest), in addition to Hydro Power and financial assets.

Orkla ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo, Norway. As of 31 December 2017, Orkla had 18,178 employees. The Group’s turnover in 2017 totalled NOK 39.6 billion.

 

Grandiosa. Nidar. Bare Bra. New and old local brands like these make us who we are. They’re a familiar friend, an everyday staple and even a gateway to a more sustainable world. We’re proud to have been in the homes and hearts of millions of consumers for generations, and also proud of how we’ve got there. Working with rigour and ambition keeps our approaches fresh and our commercial success ahead of the competition. Through our brands, we each have the power to do great things for our careers, consumers and customers.

Are you ready to make an impact and join a company that offers the chance to build a lasting career? Orkla is looking for new Brand Managers who are passionate about marketing and products to join Orkla Foods Norway and Orkla Confectionary & Snacks Norway (both based at Skøyen).

Our brand managers are ambitious, clever and an essential part of the Orkla value chain. We look to our brand managers as future leaders and help them to deliver value from day one. We offer an innovative and demanding marketing environment and competence and career development. We offer further development alongside your employment through the Orkla Brand Academy which is our own marketing school. This fantastic program prepares you for the challenges ahead as a marketing professional at Orkla! 


What will you be doing:

  • Responsible for results of one or more of our beloved and well-known brands.
  • Responsibility for continuous improvement – you will work in a cost-effective manner whilst continually growing sales volume, increasing profits and building a strong market position for your brand.
  • Responsibility for understand your brand’s profitability and ability to initiate necessary improvements to boost market value.
  • You will execute brand strategies for your brand/product which includes;
  • Developing new and better products and take part in innovation projects and initiatives
  • Develop new brand and packaging design concepts
  • Develop consumer communication, working with all relevant media channels throughout the consumer journey

 

To be Successful in this role, you must have:

  • Minimum of four years education from university with strong academic results.
  • You can be both a new graduate or already have worked 1-3 years in a similar position.
  • You will have high level analytical skills, commercial curiosity and good economic understanding combined with a strong interest in marketing.
  • You will be a self-starter who is curious and seeks out new and creative solutions.
  • You have a strong working capacity combined with a desire to deliver good results and act as a change agent.
  • You are a team player who is able to share your ideas and insights in an inclusive and effective way.
  • You are ambitious, thrive on change and have a desire to build a long and successful career within Orkla.
  • Strong passion and drive for consumer products and marketing.
  • Fluency in one Scandinavian language and English is required.


Important Information:

These positions will have an employment start date of August 1st 2019.

For those selected to take part in the Assessment Centre at Orkla HQ in Oslo, you will need to be able to attend this all day session on April 1st 2019. 

 

What can Orkla offer you?

Orkla is a unique consumer goods company with a strong footprint in the Nordics but also continually growing within Europe, India and beyond. The ability to work with strong local brands combined with the backdrop of a growing international company, gives our employees the opportunity to really make a difference and see the impact of their work. At Orkla, we think globally but also believe in developing local solutions that cater to the needs of our customers and at the same time, empower our own employees to make a difference.
 

How to Apply:

Please click on the link and follow the steps to creating a profile in order to apply for this position. We expect you to submit a current CV, coverletter and complete transcripts for Bachelor and/or Master’s degrees. You can submit these in Norwegian/Swedish and/or English.

Ensure that you answer this question in your coverletter:

What do you think is the biggest/most important consumer trend within FMCG in 2019 that Orkla must be on top and why?
 

We do not accept applications via email and require you to use our career portal to apply.

If you have any question related to this position, please contact Ida Marie Børresen, HR, on ida.marie.borresen@orkla.no.


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