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Orkla is strengthening its Data Governance capabilities and is looking for someone to lead the way!

Oslo, NO, 0213

Orkla is one of Northern Europe’s largest organizations, and we are changing! 

Orkla IT is Orkla’s in-house IT company. We provide strategic advice, translate business needs, utilise opportunities, implement new systems and maintain stable operations. In Orkla IT we are about 140 employees, of which more than 40 % are women. As we serve a broad portfolio, both geographically, business wise, and technology wise, we need people who have the ability and willingness to learn. We have people who really know our business, and we have very strong technologists. You will find that your job is equally about understanding our business, and about having or building the technical expertise. With us, you will find a place to give, and a place to learn and a home to grow. We need your technological skills, and you will learn about large-scale international business.

“In Orkla we are embarking on an exciting journey with focus on data as an asset, striving for high quality data, and look forward to welcome an experienced governance professional to our team. Candidates passionate for data governance will get the chance to make an impact and shape the journey ahead”, Magnus Arnesen, Team Lead for Data Management in Orkla IT.




As a Master Data Governance Lead in Orkla IT you are guiding Orkla on our journey towards treating data as an asset. You will lead team consisting of highly skilled data stewards working together with business stakeholders to ensure good quality data, a team we expect to grow in the years to come. The role will in addition function as project lead on master data initiatives as part of our ERP transformation program. 


What will you be doing:

  • Liaising with data owners and relevant stakeholders
  • Manage and coordinate ERP related Master Data initiatives
  • Coordinating the MDG Data Stewards
  • Coordinating the end-to-end MDG businesses processes (“CRUD”)
  • Provides guidance and ensures that the data stewards, data champions, users and analysts have the proper training and support to be successful
  • Project lead on master data initiatives as part of our ERP transformation program, or individual projects 
  • Daily tasks in the overall governance model

To be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • Passion for Data Governance     
  • Strategic view of how high performing data management enables business goals 
  • Understand the business benefit of data governance
  • Authority to influence decisions
  • Effective communicator
  • Strong advocate for Data Governance
  • SAP ERP experience is a plus 
  • Enjoys being both high level and hands-on, to build credibility and be a trusted advisor 


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.

We also offer
•    Professional development within a highly experienced analytical team
•    Modern offices
•    Additional benefits such as gym, flexible working hours, good pension scheme and personnel discounts


How to Apply:
Please click on the link and follow the steps to creating a profile in order to apply for this position.
We do not accept applications via email. 

Deadline for application is 30th October. 


For any question related to this position, please contact:

Magnus Arnesen, Team Lead Data Management: +47 950 95 101 / magnus.arnesen@orkla.no
Stig Sjursen, Director Big Data & Analytics: +47 975 263 08 / stig.sjursen@orkla.no


We look forward to receiving your application.