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Procurement Analyst, Agricultural Commodities

Solna, SE, 171 41


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 a number of Orkla businesses, where there are synergies in spend. We are in a number of locations in Europe with the majority located in Oslo, Malmo, Stockholm and Denmark. OGP is in a new and exciting phase of defining a revised operating model and securing procurement’s contribution to create value for Orkla. Join us in being part of this exciting journey!


The role

We are now looking for a Category Analyst/ Senior Category Analyst to work with centralized procurement within the Grain Based Category. Grain Based is part of the Commodities sector, responsible for all purchasing activities for Sugar, Cocoa, Vegetable Oils, Nuts, Seeds and Grain Based for the entire Orkla Group, with a total annual spend of more than 4,3 billion NOK.

The Grain Based category annually spends up to around 1,2 billion NOK, with a broad portfolio of different Sourcing Groups that are included in the category. Different types of grain such as wheat and corn stand for the highest part of volume and spend, covering more than 30 Business Units within the Orkla Group in the Nordics, Baltics and centrally Europe. 

Working within Group Procurement in Orkla means a lot of responsibility from day one and opportunities to develop and grow your career both within OGP and Orkla. Preferable location is Stockholm, but Oslo, Malmö or Vejle in Denmark are also possible locations.


What you can expect from the role:
•    Contribute to Strategic sourcing processes including negotiations and contracting 
•    Continuously monitor supply markets with regards to price and supply 
•    Provide input to the Cost Development process
•    Support Category Manager in Strategy Development
•    Build up category competence within the Grain Based category
•    Work with sustainability within the category


What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role we believe that a flair for numbers and data is a great advantage and that you have the ability to not only see the details but also the big picture. Equally important as handling data is the ability to communicate and interact with colleagues and suppliers at all levels. Our ideal candidate is commercially minded, results driven, and team oriented with a strong ability to establish and develop relationships with key stakeholders.  


Key requirements:
•    Minimum Bachelor degree or equivalent
•    1-4 years work experience from procurement, management consulting or similar
•    Ability to work with several IT and system tools including Excel
•    Preferably an understanding of agri-commodities’ produce, supply chain and markets
•    Demonstrated capability for change management is preferred
•    Experience in managing international business relationships and suppliers is preferred
•    Result oriented and thrives on driving change initiatives 
•    Ability to influence and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders.
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Fluency in written and spoken English is a must, and in addition, proficiency in a Scandinavian language is preferred
•    Some travel can be expected in this role.


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.


How to apply
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We do not accept applications via email. 


For any question related to this position, please contact Isabel Carlebom, Sector Head Agricultural Commodities, on +46 704 48 39 61 and Isabel.carlebom@orkla.com

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