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Senior Analyst - Cost Development

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.


The role:

You will be part of the Capabilities team in Orkla Group Procurement, responsible for Procurement processes in Orkla supporting the 155 FTE global sourcing organization. Orkla has set very clear targets on improved EBIT margins in the strategy period 2019-2021. Hence a key priority is providing the Business Units in Orkla with proactive and comprehensive information regarding actual and expected cost development information where you will play an integral part.


Main tasks:

  • Process ownership for collecting cost input from category teams and communicating with the business
  • Deploy a new format for market intelligence communication
  • Provide aggregated analysis and recommendations on behalf of all Procurement
  • Together with colleagues in Procurement, Finance, Sales improve definitions and standards for cost development and price management
  • Continue to develop the Cost Development tool (Microsoft Power BI) with support from Orkla IT specialists
  • Ensure that all procurement spend over time is covered in the process and tool
  • Support the e-sourcing process and set up a link between contracting and cost development tools


We can offer you a young, dynamic and challenging work environment with high focus on professional and personal development. The career opportunities are extensive for high performers within Group Procurement and the rest of the Orkla Group. As an Orkla employee you will participate in internal courses and educational programmes that are relevant to the position you are in. Orkla offers central training programmes within all areas of the value chain as well general management training.

The position will demand considerable efforts from your side and pay off by offering possibilities to make an impact on Orkla’s profitability and future success. The position will require some travel activities, up to 25 days per year. Location is Oslo, Malmö or Stockholm.


Your qualifications and profile:

We are looking for an ambitious team player with excellent communication skills, who is highly motivated and constantly seeking improvements. As a person you are structured, result-driven, pragmatic, able to build strong relations and be business oriented. You hold an M.Sc./MBA degree – preferably in Engineering, Business, or Finance. You have 2-4 years of relevant working experience. You are fluent in one Scandinavian language and English, both spoken and written.


To thrive and succeed in this role you are balancing a business perspective with a flair for engaging in work to design technical solutions to support the process.


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.

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Application deadline is the 24th of March. 

We do not accept applications via email. 

For any question related to this position, please contact Marta Hammer Rasmussen, 97019955 and