Sustainability Manager

Oslo, NO, 0277

Orkla House Care is 100% owned by Orkla ASA and is one of the companies in the Orkla Consumer & Financial Investments business area. Orkla House Care is the leading provider of brushes, rollers and other painting tools. Including relevant consumables such as sanding, tape, protection gear and cleaning equipment. The main markets are the Nordic countries, Benelux and the UK. The main proprietary brands are Jordan, Harris, Anza, Spekter, SAM and Hamilton. Sales are mainly through traditional paint shops and trade merchants. The business has around 850 employees and the total business has a turnover of approximately 1,6 billion Norwegian kroner. Most of the products are self-produced and distributed through Bankeryd in Sweden, and Bromsgrove in the UK. The head office is at Skøyen in Oslo.



Would you like to work for a company where the employees consider their workplace “a home to grow”? Do you want to work with brands that are locally rooted, whilst being backed by an international company? Orkla is a company with more that 400 years of experience, representing established local brands, whilst continuing to grow, innovate and develop globally. Interested?


About Orkla House Care
Do you know of that joyous feeling you get when you finish a painting project? In Orkla House Care we work every day to help our customers achieve that feeling – by providing them with the best tools and support for the job. We are proud of our history, where we have continuously focused on innovative products and a close collaboration with our consumers to achieve long-term success. Now we look forward to offer the right candidate the exciting and meaningful role as our Sustainability Manager. 


Do you want to be instrumental in ensuring we are a front­runner in the transition to a more sustainable painting tools industry?
In Orkla House Care we have a concrete and ambitious sustainability strategy that ensures we are rigged for the future. As Sustainability Manager you will drive and track our sustainability strategy. You will achieve this by actively collaborating with our different departments and, through a cross-functional sustainability council, drive Orkla House Care’s overarching sustainability goals. In this position you will get a unique opportunity to define how the company works with sustainability, as you will be responsible for making sure that the whole company delivers on the strategy.  


Main tasks: 

  • Track and update our sustainability KPIs
  • Ensure progress on the sustainability agenda in line with the strategy and KPIs
  • Advise on product- and service innovations to ensure that we meet our goals for sustainability
  • In close collaboration with managers, follow up on the KPIs laid out for the different departments and drive the proceeding work for the different parts of the company
  • Implement and run a cross-functional sustainability council, that discusses topics that is of common interest across the company
  • Be responsible for internal and external communication related to sustainability
  • Participate, on behalf of OHC, into Orkla’s network of sustainability professionals, and make sure that our work is in line with Orkla ASA’s overarching goals and ambitions
  • Coordinate the internal work to ensure that OHC delivers on our part of the reporting into Orkla’s annual sustainability report, as well as other reporting requirements on an ad hoc basis


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant business experience, preferably from a corporate environment
  • Experience with sustainability/CSR is a plus
  • Leadership background and/or experience with leading change processes is advantageous


Personal characteristics: 

  • Strong analytical abilities 
  • Efficient, independent and can drive progress in several different fields
  • Ability to build internal and external relations, and being able to cooperate with people on all levels of the company
  • Having a positive and can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good collaboration- and stakeholder management skills


What can Orkla House Care offer you? 
Orkla is a leading brand company in the Nordics. What is the secret to our success? Our people. Therefore, we make sure that you have everything you need to achieve your goals, through courses and on-the-job learning. As part of Orkla you will receive a wide specter of learning opportunities – through courses and seminars as well as collaboration across Orkla’s business units. At OHC you will also be able to participate in painting courses and product courses, so that you thoroughly get to know the products we work with. 

As part of the sustainability network in Orkla you also get a unique opportunity to be a part of a professional and competent sustainability team. Orkla is an award-winning company due to their work on sustainability, governance, and reporting, and it is a great opportunity to gain competence and insight into how one of Norway’s biggest companies handles these challenges. 

If you want to be OHC’s new Sustainability Manager, send in your application by August 14th. The role can be based either at our HQ located at Skøyen in Oslo, or at one of our offices in Sweden, Denmark, UK or Belgium. The position is 100% full-time. If you have questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact our Marketing and Innovation Director Tobias Andersson on +47 976 74 223.

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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