8 Jan 2018


Category Analyst

The division Orkla Brands is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions, primarily to the grocery and out-of-home channels. The business area mainly holds no. 1 and no. 2 positions in its categories. Well known brands in Sweden are i.e. Felix, OLW and Kalles Kaviar . The bulk of the portfolio lies in the Nordic region and the Baltics, although Orkla Brands also holds several strong positions in Russia, India and Austria. For more information about Orkla see

Category Analyst

Orkla Brands Purchasing

Do you want to work with business development within purchasing in one of the largest companies in the Nordic countries?

Orkla Brands Purchasing is a function within Orkla Brands, with the main objective to realize cross-company sourcing synergies within the division. Purchasing areas are within raw materials, packaging and indirect materials & services. The total purchasing value is more than 15 billion SEK.

The role

You will work with strategic sourcing within your purchasing area across all companies in Orkla Brands (at the moment around 80 companies). The challenge is to optimize the total cost of supply by continuous improvement within the defined categories.

Main tasks

Develop business cases and perform analysis to identify potential cross-company sourcing synergies
Assist in defining sourcing strategies
Work with cross-company/country project teams
Communicate and cooperate with stakeholders in the Orkla Group
Prepare and carry out presentations and negotiations with suppliers

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 Orkla Brands purchasing or the rest of the Orkla Group.

The position will demand a lot of efforts from your side and pay off by offering large possibilities to make an impact on Orklas purchasing activities and overall future performance. Your location will be Oslo and/or Eslöv and you will report to a Senior Category Manager. The position might require extensive travel, up to 60 days per year.

Your qualifications

We like you to have 0-2 years of relevant work experience and you need to have an advanced degree (e.g. MSc, MBA) of education, with a strong academic record. You are fluent in one Scandinavian language and in English.

We are looking for an ambitious team player with excellent communication skills, who is highly motivated and positive towards change. As a person you are mature, structured, result-driven, pragmatic and business oriented. You have excellent analytical and problem solving skills and you have a project manager potential.

How to apply:

In this recruitment Orkla works together with Academic Search International AB.

You may apply for the position by clicking the link below which takes you to an electronic form where you fill out your contact information and attach your personal letter, CV and transcripts. We like your application as soon as possible as we continuously are working with the selection process, but no later than 25th of August, 2011. . However, due to summer vacations, there might be delays in the process.

If you have any questions regarding the position or the application process, please contact Helena Heijmink or Mats Nordin at Academic Search. Between July 11th and August 12th it is easier if you send us your questions in an email ( and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Helena has cellphone number +46 736 503160 and Mats has +46 707 516740.

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