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Operations Director e-commerce

Oslo, Norway · Orkla Trading


Orkla is one of Norway’s oldest business conglomerates. The company’s history dates back over 350 years and reflects both good times and bad. Orkla started out as purely a mining company extracting the rich ore deposits at Løkken Verk in Sør-Trøndelag County in Norway.

Today, Orkla is a market-leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery sector, specialist retailers, out-of-home sectors and the bakery market. The Nordic and Baltic regions are Orkla’s main markets and account for approximately 80% of the turnover of the Branded Consumer Goods business. The Orkla Group also holds good positions in selected product categories in Central Europe and India.

Even though Orkla has a strong position in today's market, the company has a never-ending thirst for innovation. Seeing D2C e-commerce as a key channel for the future, Orkla is now expanding their Groups Sales division with an Operations Director of e-commerce. The operations director will be leading development and growth of Orkla Group’s D2C e-commerce platform focusing on key challenges and opportunities in an explorative field.

As an Operations Director of e-commerce you'll have a unique opportunity to be a pioneer within e-commerce at Orkla and set the standard for digitalization within one of Norway's largest companies.


  • You will be part of the D2C e-commerce management group
  • Responsible for development and growth of the company’s D2C-platform and portfolio
  • Understand the user journey and ensure we optimize the platform accordingly
  • Evaluate the potential of growth within D2C/e-commerce together with the brands
  • Lead projects related to onboarding for new brands and online stores
  • Responsible for meeting budgets in Orkla Trading AS and Orkla Trading AB
  • Secure stable operations of the platform (tech and supply chain)
  • Define clear expectations internally and externally
  • Communicate across all stakeholders to ensure we are building a culture for e-commerce and growth
  • Understand how we can understand user data to create a better omnichannel experience.
  • Balance strategic planning, tactical priorities and operational tasks.


We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Higher education (BSc or MSc) within a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical mindset with problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Digital product development experience
  • Enjoys working fact-based as well as taking creative decisions

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Around two years of relevant experience from e-commerce
  • Deep understanding of digital e-commerce platforms and effective UX/UI
  • Proven track record of taking full ownership and delivering results
  • Experience working with Salesforce Commerce Cloud is a clear advantage
  • Experience from a product manager role or equivalent


At Orkla, you are constantly learning – from different brands, people and markets. In this role you will have the opportunity to set a standard for how we will operate in the future and have autonomy to make key decisions. You will work together with a team of highly competent and driven individuals looking to digitize at scale. We promise that it will not be easy and hope that you are up for the challenge.

In addition, we are also offering:

  • Competitive salary through Orkla’s Reward Policy
  • Solid company benefits
  • Brand new, state of the art offices located at Skøyen, Oslo

For further questions regarding the position, please contact Tor Daneshmand by mail: tor@firstengineers.com or by phone: +47 932 21 142.

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