Procurement Specialist

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Ann-Kristin Thømt
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Do you want to contribute to building competitiveness and value to Elopak, and support the sustainability agenda through developing a responsible supply chain? Then we would like to hear from you!

We are strengthening our Group Procurement team and are looking for a development-oriented Procurement Specialist. Do you want to contribute to building competitiveness and value to Elopak, and support the sustainability agenda through developing a responsible supply chain? Then we would like to hear from you! 

Group Procurement is organized with a global network of central category managers as well as local purchasing managers and teams. We are responsible for execution of sourcing and procurement activities for key raw materials and other key categories on group levels. Group Procurement is also responsible for procurement processes, systems and methods as well as safeguarding sustainable and responsible supply chain practices. We contribute to Elopak’s total cost, innovation, compliance and sustainability agenda.

As our Procurement Specialist you will provide full life cycle procurement support with a data-driven approach. In this role you will have frequent interaction with team members, internal stakeholders and suppliers in the execution of projects that help us to achieve significant value in the form of improved pricing, quality, delivery, supplier performance and other aspects of total cost. 

You will be exposed to and support all aspects of the procurement process, including negotiations, contracting, benchmarking, supplier review, performance monitoring and data analysis amongst others. It is key to have an interest in and a commercial and strategic understanding in order to be a relevant business partner and to be able to enhance strategic goals and drive innovation within Group Procurement. As a Procurement Specialist you report to Director Group Procurement.

Your main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support category managers on development, implementation, and execution of category strategies in cooperation with key stakeholders
  • Maintain and coordinate communication and regular alignment with all stakeholders to effectively achieve set targets
  • Data collection and analysis of external category market, prices, cost-drivers and structures for key categories and sourcing groups to further improve our market intelligence structure and reporting
  • Building and further developing dashboards reflecting market price variables relevant to key direct categories  
  • Support on fact-based analysis to identify opportunities to reduce TCO for selected categories 
  • Prepare RFIs/RFQs including timeline and process definitions as well as supplier evaluations and negotiations.
  • Support on further developing and implementing the supplier qualification and audit management set-up and process in Elopak 

Which qualifications do we look for in you?

  • Relevant Business or Engineering degree (bachelor or above) 
  • Experience with procurement, preferably within strategic sourcing and/or category management, is an advantage
  • Strong interest in technical topics/technical background
  • Good interpersonal and social skills 
  • Highly competent in communication and relationship management with stakeholders
  • Knowledge of SAP, Power BI and Data Analytics is an advantage
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications 
  • Experienced in volatile markets and financial instruments to manage risks is an advantage  
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written. A Scandinavian language or Dutch language is also preferred 
  • You must identify yourself with our behavioral promises; Empower, Unite & Accelerate 

What we offer

  • A challenging role in an international company with high ambitions
  • Possibility to work with progressive and exciting projects and cross-site improvements
  • An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business
  • Workplace at Oslo or Spikkestad in Norway or Terneuzen in the Netherlands. Please specify your preferred workplace in your application
  • You can expect some travel in this role

Why join Elopak?

We see our people at the forefront of the packaging industry, transforming it into a more sustainable future. We employ talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We have industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in.

Do you have any questions? Please contact Ann-Kristin Thømt, Senior Advisor in Dfind (+47 957 74 641 | or Senior Manager in Dfind Ørjan Gamst (+47 957 29 725 | We are looking forward to hear from you!

Om arbeidsgiver

Elopak is one of the world’s leading suppliers of carton packaging and filling equipment. Elopak’s iconic Pure-Pak® cartons are designed with the environment, safety and convenience front of mind. Elopak uses renewable, recyclable and sustainably sourced materials to provide innovative packaging solutions that offer a natural and convenient alternative to plastic bottles and fit within a low carbon circular economy. Today Elopak employs 2,600 people (including Joint Ventures) and sells in excess of 14 billion cartons every year across more than 70 countries.