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Procurement Category Manager, Packaging

Orkla Group



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Procurement Category Manager, Packaging
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 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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Packaging & Logistics team in Orkla Group Procurement (OGP). The role will report to the Head of Packaging. The team consists of 10 dedicated professionals working with strategic and sustainable procurement of packaging and logistics services. The team members are located in Malmö, Oslo and Prague, with this specific position being located in Oslo at Orkla’s newly built headquarters in Skøyen.

This Category Manager role is a key and important one within OGP and has the opportunity to work directly with many of Orkla's strongest brands and beloved products. You will in this role have a direct effect on Orkla's ability to have a sustainable and cost-efficient supply chain. You will be regarded as the champion of your category and have many contacts and stakeholders, both externally and internally.

Your main responsibility will be to create and drive the strategies for specific categories within Packaging. To support you with this, you will have both the strategic (OGP) and tactical (Business Units) dimensions of Orkla's procurement community, as well as Orkla's Supply Chain organisaton where you will find inspiring and helpful colleagues spread over Europe. You will manage complex and exciting commercial processes on the European supplier market and lead packaging projects related to cost savings, cost take out, innovation and sustainability.

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 see not only the details but also the big picture. Equally important as handling big data is the ability to communicate and interact with colleagues and suppliers at all levels. Orkla’s core values Brave, Trustworthy and Inspiring is in many ways describing what’s needed in this position!

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in strategic procurement and a Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Packaging industry background and/or FMCG/Retail experience is highly desirable but not essential
  • Skilled in commercial procurement elements such as RFX, Negotiations and Contracting
  • Excellence communication and collaboration skills in an international setting
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • To communicate effectively with your colleagues and suppliers we expect you to speak and write English fluently and preferably in addition, that you are fluent in at least one Scandinavian language.

You can expect some travel in this role, with some periods requiring more extensive travel. Travel will be primarily to Orkla's office in Malmo, to suppliers in Northern Europe, and to Orkla's factories in the Nordics, Baltics and Central/ Eastern Europe.

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:
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 Torbjörn Persson, Head of Packaging, +46 705 196008, torbjorn.persson@orkla.no

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