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Orkla is the leading branded goods company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Our products mainly hold no. 1 and no. 2 positions in its categories. The area of branded consumer goods has 13 000 employees in more than 20 countries and a turnover of NOK 30 billion. The bulk of the portfolio lies in the Nordic region and the Baltics, although Orkla also holds several strong positions in Russia, India, Czech Republic and Austria. For more information about Orkla see

Do you want to be a part of a dynamic sourcing team within the leading Branded Consumer goods company in the Nordics? Are you trigged by creating value, being part of innovation processes and at the same time optimize the cost of supply? Then, this position could be just right for you. 


Orkla Group Procurement consists of around 145 procurement professionals. The two main parts of this organization are the Category teams and the Business Unit teams. The Category teams has the main objective to realize cross-company sourcing synergies both with regards to cost and innovation. As such they are overall responsible for Orkla's commercial processes and relations in the sourcing markets.  The Business Unit teams are company-based teams responsible for the procurement interface to each individual company, hereunder focusing on sourcing implementation, cost development, secure supply and innovation support.  


You will report to the Raw Material Procurement Manager in the Orkla Group Procurement Business Unit team of Orkla Foods Norway. As one of Orkla’s largest Business Units, Orkla Foods Norway is a leading supplier to the Norwegian retail market with over 1.300 employees working with very strong brands in several product categories like pizza, ketchup and ready meals. Location is at the Orkla Foods Norway head office in Skøyen, Oslo. The position is temporary for one year and we see great opportunity for the right person to be able to stay within Orkla.


The role

You will join the raw material procurement team dedicated to Orkla Foods Norway. The team is the anchor point for raw material procurement activities related to this company. The objective is to optimize the total cost of supply through continuous improvement together with the category teams while at the same time work close with the business unit to ensure a stable supply chain and successful innovations. Your role will be to work with selected raw material categories in which you will be responsible for the associated cost development, cost improvement implementation, innovation support and master data maintenance in our ERP-system. To be successful you will establish a very strong connection to, and collaboration with, the Orkla Group Procurement category teams and key stakeholders in Production, Sales, Finance and Product Development within Orkla Foods Norway.

The role requires a strong drive and initiative from your side and you will be rewarded with a very dynamic and challenging work environment with high focus on professional and personal development.


Key responsibilities

Specific responsibilities for this position include - but are not limited to:

  • Manage and coordinate procurement projects, mainly focusing on testing and implementing new suppliers and/or materials.
  • Support Category lead sourcing processes and ensure timely and correct implementation of the outcomes.
  • Provide high quality input on selected categories in the Cost development and Price management processes.
  • Lead and solve supplier related disruptions in your supplier portfolio in collaboration with relevant functions in Orkla Group Procurement and Orkla Foods Norway.
  • Ensure that procurement of your raw materials is at competitive conditions and acceptable risk level within Orkla’s framework agreements and continuously improve these agreements with the suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier related data in the different systems in Orkla (ERP, Contract management, Approval- and Re-approval) for specific categories.
  • Coordinate and support processes and projects where Procurement input is crucial.


To succeed in the position the chosen one must:

  • Understand how Orkla is organized and have the qualifications to work in a matrix organization.
  • Be open for changes and search for opportunities.
  • Possess an analytical and structured mindset.
  • Be a strong team player with excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Be curious and have a strong goal orientation.


Your qualifications

  • 0-4 years of experience of sourcing and project management, preferably within the production industry and/or from a branded consumer goods leader.
  • Previous experience within procurement, supply chain and/or FMCG is preferable. 
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • M.Sc./MBA degree – preferably in Engineering, Business, or Finance.
  • Fluent in a Scandinavian language and English, both spoken and written


We offer

  • A unique opportunity to join a strong procurement team and to develop within the field of sourcing and procurement in close interaction with the business.
  • Extensive career opportunities within Orkla for high performers.
  • The position will require travel activities, (20-40 days per year), mainly within Norway and the Nordics. 


How to apply

Applications shall be in English.


If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Cathrine Paus, HR Manager, Orkla Foods Norway, +47 95 04 42 33. If you have any specific questions about the position, please contact Angela Sundbäck, Head of Business Unit Orkla Foods Norway, Orkla Group Procurement, +47 45 25 29 00


Application deadline: April 21st 2019

Hva kan Orkla tilby deg?
Orkla er et unikt merkevareselskap med et sterkt fotavtrykk i Norden. Vi vokser også stadig i Europa, India og utover. I Orkla får man jobbe med sterke lokale merkevarer i et voksende internasjonalt konsern, noe som gir våre ansatte muligheten til å virkelig gjøre en forskjell og se resultatet av deres arbeid. På Orkla tenker vi globalt, men vi er også opptatt av å utvikle lokale løsninger som imøtekommer kundens behov, og samtidig gi våre egne ansatte muligheten til å gjøre en forskjell.

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