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Do you have a passion for SAP Manufacturing? We are looking for our next Application Manager

Oslo, NO, 0277

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.


The Manufacturing team is a part of Digital Supply Chain Unit, and we are responsible for supporting the business within Manufacturing processes and operational IT. We have the end-to-end responsibility, and this means we are focusing on advisory, projects and on our current operations of application. This includes SAP Plan Maintenance, Production Planning, and Quality Management. Orkla is in an existing process where the ERP environments are migrated into one common  SAP S4 Hana template. The right candidate have skills within SAP Manufacturing processes, preferably S4 Hana, leader skills, good cooperation skills, and is used to work in distributed and agile teams.  We are looking for a candidate with minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.


Would you like to join us in building the technological and digital future of Orkla?

Orkla IT is looking for a resource that can be main responsible for the Maintenance and operations of the SAP Manufacturing technical and functional solution, and ensure it is developed and maitained according to the business requirements.


As a SAP Application Manager you will be a part of the Manufacturing team in Orkla IT,  but also work closely with the business, other teams (processes) within Orkla IT, and vendors who delivers projects or maintenance.


In this job you will be working with varius tasks such as:


Advise and support business

  • Advice business and process owners in specification of changes
  • Qualify business needs, translate these to change specifications or IT projects and ensure technical and functional QA in the execution phase
  • Support the business in training activities
  • Cooperate closely with the super users and process owners to understand requirements and priorities


Maintain solutions

  • Manage and follow up the resources within the functional area, and give input on resource requirements
  • Daily follow up and control on tickets and activities within the functional areas, including finding the right resources to be able to complete the ticket
  • Support Application Management team with expert knowledge, or coordinate with solution architects
  • Participate and contribute in transition from projects to maintenance
  • Work closely with Service Providers/3rd parties in case of issues, specification of changes, or follow up
  • Follow ITIL processes, and give input on possible improvement
  • Coordinate or be a part of Root Cause Analysis for problem solving, and follow up actions
  • Follow defined Test processes for Changes to be implemented
  • Work processes using Solman


We are looking for candidates fulfilling the following criterias:

  • You will be the right person for Orkla IT if you have an University level degree (or similar), minimum 3 years but preferable 5 years
  • Necessary SAP training within area of responsibility and 3-5 years experience as SAP consultant within area of responsibility
  • Good business knowledge
  • 3+ years of documented experience building and operating SAP ERP
  • Good experience of architecture and integrations
  • Experience in working as part of an Agile team responsible for iteratively delivering business outcome
  • Language skills: Norwegian, Swedish or Danish natively. English fluently.


Valued personal abilities

  • Analytical mindset
  • Problem solver
  • Communication skills, functional and technical
  • Team player
  • Self-driven
  • Structured


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 team
  • Modern offices
  • Additional benefits such as gym, flexible working hours, good pension scheme and personnel discounts

How to Apply:
Click on the link and follow the steps to creating a profile in order to apply for this position. 

Please send us your application before 8th of June.

We do not accept applications via email. 


For any question related to this position, please contact Team Lead Manufacturing, Heidi L. Roaldstveit, 95118126.


We look forward to receive your application.

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