Category Manager, Self Care and Beauty

Posted on March 24, 2021


Oriola is a health and wellbeing company operating in the Nordic countries - Our Purpose is Health for Life and we are now strengthening our organisation!

About Oriola

We help people to live healthier lives by giving them access to sustainable health and wellbeing products and services. In Sweden, Oriola owns the country’s third-largest pharmacy chain, Kronans Apotek. In addition to pharmacies, our dose-dispensing, medical information and patient support services, we enhance the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical care. Our expert services support pharmaceutical companies throughout the entire lifecycle of medicines. Oriola’s supply chain ensures reliable and safe delivery of pharmaceuticals to pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, veterinarians and other healthcare operators. In 2019, Oriola Corporation’s net sales were 1.7 billion euros and we employed nearly 4,300 professionals. Oriola Corporation is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

We are looking for

Category Manager, Self Care and Beauty

to develop our offering of Self Care and Beauty in Business Area Retail within Business Unit Product Categories in Finland. This permanent position is located in Espoo, Finland.

BA Retail focuses on offering health and wellbeing products and services for pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, private and public healthcare operators as well as retailers and veterinarians in Finland and Sweden. Business Area Retail is also responsible for product sourcing activities, customer care and dose dispensing sales.

Category Manager is responsible for the development, profitability and management of assigned categories, building category expertise in Finland to meet our customers´needs. The person acting in this position is responsible for setting the category strategy including private labels and turning that into execution and action plans for BtoB and BtoC. Category Manager leads and supports category team's operative work as well as develops best practise processes and procedures of category and product lifecycle management.

You are leading the category team and executing category strategy through a strong teamwork with cross-functional experts e.g. sales, customer service, marketing, sourcing, operative buying and supply chain to ensure category performance and on-time actions.

To be successful in this role we expect you to have:

* Master´s or Barchelor´s degree with the focus on economics, brand management and/or marketing

* Minimum 5 years of experience from P/L responsibility with proven track record in category management and business negotiations, and of developing/managing product portfolio offering in Health Products/Beauty/FMCG and preferably experience in working with the pharmacy channel.

* Minimum 2 years of experience in leadership positions as well as experience in leading the network of stakeholders and cross-functional teams

* Fluent English and Finnish in written and spoken is required. Other languages are qualifying.

* Experience in building category/brand strategies and leading execution from a hands-on perspective

* Good IT skills, specifically in Office tools and Excel. Experience in ERP implementations is qualifying.

* Excellent communication and sales skills

* Analytical and structured way of working and ability to solve problems quickly and proactively

As a person you are goal-oriented and customer-focused with a strongly entrepreneurial mindset. You have a positive attitude towards continuous improvement and development activities. You are socially talented person and you contribute in trust-based co-operation with external and internal stakeholders.

At Oriola, we cherish openness, taking initiative, responsibility and working together. If you share these values and are interested in the role, please apply latest by April 18th via with your application letter and CV in English and a salary request. We will start recruitment interviews with the applicable candidates already during the application period. We hope to hear from you soon!

For further information, please contact Director, BU Product Categories & Sourcing, Satu Nylén, or

call +358 50 3890505 during March 31th at 10-11 or April 6th at 11-12 (Finnish time).

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