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International Product Manager - Jordan and Anza

Oslo, NO, 0277

Orkla House Care is 100% owned by Orkla ASA. Orkla House Care is the leading provider of brushes, rollers and other painting tools. Including relevant consumables such as sanding, tape, protection gear and cleaning equipment. The main markets are the Nordic countries and the UK. The main proprietary brands are Jordan, Harris, Anza, Spekter and Hamilton. Sales are mainly through traditional paint shops and trade merchants. The business has around 1000 employees and the total business has a turnover of approximately 1,2 billion Norwegian kroner. Most of the products are self-produced and distributed through Bankeryd in Sweden, and Bromsgrove in the UK. The head office is at Skøyen in Oslo.

 

 

Do you want to work in a company where employees think of the workplace as a "home to grow"? Do you want to work with brands that are locally rooted but globally supported by a larger international company? Orkla is a company with over 400 years of experience representing well-known local brands, but which continues to grow, innovate and develop globally. Interested?

 

International Product Manager - Jordan and Anza
You know that feeling of happiness that comes when you finish a painting project? At Orkla House Care (OHC), we work every day to help our clients achieve this feeling by providing them with the best tools for the job. With a proud history, a focus on innovative products and close collaboration with our end-users, we look forward to giving the right candidate an exciting and educational role as an International Product Manager for our Jordan and Anza brands. We are a positive team working together to achieve our goals, and we are looking for someone who is motivated by learning and success. As a company, we focus on making it easier for our customers and end-users to overcome their challenges within our category. You can help us on our mission.


As International Product Manager for Jordan and Anza DIY products, your support will help us to reach our shared goals, as you work to optimize the product assortments of these brands. Furthermore, with the right blend of support and self-learning, you’ll lead strategic innovation projects to ensure that Orkla House Care continues to meet the needs of our end-users and customers, whilst simultaneously maximizing profitability and minimizing complexity. 


Key tasks

  • Gather category and end-user insight for the Nordic markets, utilize and share this within the OHC group
  • Lead the Category Strategy planning process for your area of responsibility utilizing insight, business facts and data to ensure we deliver on relevant customer and end-users needs
  • Identify potential opportunities, test ideas and establish relevant projects to deliver future growth
  • Manage the Jordan and Anza DIY product portfolios 
  • Engage with a broad range of stakeholders across our value chain to ensure that both our projects and portfolio management aligns with their requirements, expectations and our overall OHC strategy
  • Be the project leader for both tactical and cross functional strategic innovation projects
  • Present and contribute to the OHC Innovation Board and other relevant forums
  • Participate in the development and implementation of processes and methods of working that help the entire Marketing and Innovation department function at its best


We are looking for candidates with the following background and skills

  • You are a natural and eager leader and used to working with and through others to achieve great results. 
  • You have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to influence and integrate the opinions of stakeholders.
  • You have project management experience and enjoy overcoming obstacles, identifying solutions and delivering on time, in full.
  • You're highly analytical and enjoy trying to look beyond the numbers to figure out the underlying trends or motivations that drive them.
  • You'll have experience of working with or within Marketing, Commercial sales or Product Development.
  • You are fluent in English and a Nordic language
  • You have a professional degree in a relevant subject and experience of the Nordic DIY market

 

What can Orkla House Care offer you?
Orkla is a leading house of brands. What is the secret to our success? Our people. That's why we make sure you have everything you need to succeed. So, if you want to be part of a collaborative team and have a wide range of learning opportunities - join us in Orkla House Care.


With us you will have the opportunity to work cross border in an international position in a dynamic environment. In Orkla House Care we believe the only way to reach our goals is to support others to do theirs, therefor all our employees are also invited to participate in decorating and product training, so that you get the opportunity to really know the products you will work with.  

 

This role requires some international travel, this is most likely to be across the Nordics.


If you want to become Orkla House Care's new International Product Manager, submit your application as soon as possible and before February 6th. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Your place of work will be at our headquarters at Skøyen in Oslo. The position is a full-time position. 


If you have any questions related to the position, you are welcome to contact Ellen Lute, Group Manager, Insight and Product Marketing, on tel: +47 928 62 455 or ellen.lute@orkla.no

 

www.orklahousecare.com
 


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:
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