Senior Category Analyst / Category Manager

Oslo, NO, 0277

Orkla is a unique consumer goods company with a strong footprint in the Nordics but also continually growing within Europe, India and beyond.


At Orkla we have a strong, global community of highly competent Procurement professionals who deliver value to all Orkla businesses. We are proud of our network of procurement professionals, and we are committed to continue to drive and develop this network to make the best use of the great skills and knowledge we have, learning from each other and continually finding the best ways to collaborate.


Orkla Group Procurement (OGP) is the centralized procurement function which handles procurement of categories that have strategic importance across several Orkla businesses, where there are synergies in spend. We find synergy categories within Raw Materials, Commodities, Packaging and Indirect. In close collaboration with local Business Unit Procurement Teams, OGP’s mission is to be a sustainable value contributor to the Orkla Business Units in everything we do. Like driving and supporting commercial processes and enabling the Orkla Procurement community through processes, policies, and development.


Within OGP we have the Indirect team, which consist of 11 individuals divided into two sectors – Indirect Materials and Corporate Services. Our colleagues in Indirect Materials work with categories connected to Orkla’s factories – while we in the Corporate Services sector handles categories related to HQs and services – such as Marketing/Media, Travel, Telecom, Advisory and HR-services.


Ready for the next step in your procurement career?


Want to work with strategic procurement? Orkla Group Procurement (OGP) is now looking for a Senior Category Analyst or Category Manager to join our Corporate Services sector. 


Analysis, change work, value creation through project management and negotiations are some of the cornerstones in our everyday. Getting to know the Orkla structure and your stakeholders is key, together with running projects with an undefined path - you find the way and get the buy-in and you are triggered by moving the projects forward. Come join us if you are triggered by working with that and have a commercial drive! 



Main responsibilities 

  • You will be an important team member contributing to the targets and ambitions for the sector
  • As a Category Manager you will identify potential cross-company sourcing synergies and run cross-company/country project teams – always cross-functional
  • You will lead commercial projects within the sector, pushing the project forward and with value creation on the agenda.
  • You will be responsible for the planning, management, and coordination of the projects
  • Secure involvement from and report regularly to stakeholders and management
  • Run parallel projects in a structured and efficient manner
  • Responsible for building and sharing competence within project scope and to establish strategies and guidelines going forward
  • Build, develop and maintain existing relationships, both internal and external
  • Hold relevant presentations internally and externally
  • Follow-up and have business reviews with suppliers delivering within contracts you are responsible for



We are looking for a Senior Category Analyst or Category Manager (depending on experience) with interest and previous experience from procurement or consulting – you can also have been in an analyst/controller position within finance, role within marketing, IT or supply chain but have a wish and interest to work more commercial.


We think you have approximately 2-5 years’ experience, meritorious from larger international organizations including stakeholder management.


Being an international company, English is a prerequisite, and to be fluent in one Scandinavian language, both in spoken and written.


As a person we believe you are structured and result oriented and thrives on driving change initiatives; are energetic and have enthusiastic engagement and involvement; and you are flexible and enjoy collaborating with others. Good commercial understanding is a prerequisite.


The position can be located in Oslo, Stockholm or Malmö.


What can Orkla offer you? 


At Orkla you will work with strong local brands combined with the backdrop of a growing international company. This 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 believe that Orkla should be a home to grow on many levels. We therefore offer many employee benefits, as well as social and physical activities.
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.  
For any question related to this position, please contact Head of Corportate Services, Frida Lillsjö Fälth, tel +46 729813001 and e-mail 


Deadline: As soon as possible, but no later than August 10th 2022


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