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

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 preferably be Oslo in Norway but Eslöv in the south of Sweden is also an option. 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 1-2 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 November 19th 2012 at the latest.

    If you have any questions regarding the position or the application process, please contact Maria Toft, +46 406151635, or Mats Nordin +46 40 6151611, at Academic Search.

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