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Equipment & Materials Specialist

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 23, 2022
  • Espoo
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 23, 2022
  • Espoo

Oriola is a health and wellbeing company operating in the Nordic countries. In Sweden, Oriola owns the country’s third-largest pharmacy chain, Kronans Apotek.

We want to help people make healthy choices and feel better. To ensure this, our business keeps evolving. We are growing and developing within health and wellbeing and developing our services and pharmacies. Our important role in society gives a great purpose to working with us. In return, we expect you to aim as high as we do. You will need to be customer oriented and proactive. Together we work towards an even healthier future.

About the position

We are looking for a Equipment & Materials Specialist to join our Oriola Finland Supply Chain team in Espoo, Finland.

This position is new in the organization and the role will evolve gradually. Our initial thoughts are that as an Equipment & Materials Specialist your main task is to successfully maintain production related materials, equipment, and solutions to maximize performance with cost efficient and need based assortment. Your tasks are to develop and implement material handling process and define materials and equipment together with our production. Finding the best solutions to help production and create visibility for stock forecasts on production related materials and equipment, taking into consideration equipment life span.

You will build strong alliances with our internal stakeholders such as IT, Supply Chain Development, Finance, Customer Service and assist in tendering processes. In this position you will develop ways to monitor, control and report Oriola Finland’s material costs, create KPI’s and forecasts for budgeting. You are excellent at creating good collaboration and finding right contacts from different departments to drive your ideas and improvements. Defining production related materials and equipment and solving production needs with new solutions is part of the core. The person acting in this role will report to Head of Logistics Support Services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Determining the most suitable equipment for production based on the production demands
    • Ensuring availability and user experience of IT equipment (PBV, RF, Tablets etc.)
    • Ensuring availability and user experience of forklifts and other production related equipment
    • Responsible for packing materials and -solutions (assortment, prices, suppliers, inventory, supply…)
    • Responsible for production material budget tracking
  • Back-up for Process Development team local members in working with Lean improvements

Skills & Requirements

Personal and experience Requirements

  • Equivalent education at least 3 years in logistics/production, skills obtained through other education and work experience.
  • BBA or BSC in logistics or equivalent education
  • Ability to create close relationship and trust with the stakeholders
  • Analytical approach and talent with financial figures.
  • Experience in change management and acting in challenging business situations
  • Sufficient technical skills and latest knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Excellent IT skills e.g., with MS Office especially Excel
  • Ability to create KPI’s to measure improvement impact.
  • Fluent communication skills in Finnish and English, both spoken and written. Swedish is an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Analytical, solution-oriented, proactive, and driven to see opportunities and solve problems.
  • Goal- and result oriented mindset.
  • Ability to listen and understand the core of the demand, providing cost efficient solutions to match the need.
  • A developed sense of service and be responsive to the customer's wishes.
  • Flexible, being able to act situation-based for the best outcome for the business and the customer.
  • Hands on with the can-do attitude.

We offer you:

  • Meaningful work in purpose driven organisation, Health for life.
  • Interesting forward leaning organisation with high ambitious for sustainability
  • Organisation which gives independency and responsibility to develop
  • Interesting business in the middle of the health industry from B2B service business to B2C customer relations.

Terms of Employment:

  • This is a full-time and permanent position, and we want you to start as soon as possible
  • This position is based in Espoo, Mankkaa
  • The Employment is within the Oriola Group – below you can read about our great company

If you feel this is your next career step, please send your application, CV and salary expectation in English no later than Jan 23rd, 2022. 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 Matti Korvenmaa by mail [email protected] or by phone on Tuesday Jan 4th, 2022 at 14.00 - 15.00 and Fri Jan 7th, 2022 at 14.00 - 15.00 +35850 564 3033.

About the company

Oriola is a Finnish listed company with a solid expertise within the pharmaceutical sector. We have more than 100 years of experience in medicine distribution in Sweden and 70 years in Finland, and we unite all actors in the field from pharmaceutical companies to consumers in a unique way. With our 4,300 employees, we promote the wellbeing of people and animals by ensuring that medicine as well as health and wellbeing products are delivered in a safe and customer-friendly manner – whether through pharmacies, veterinarians, retailers, online channels or dose dispensing. Our expert services support pharmaceutical companies throughout the product’s entire lifespan. In Sweden, Oriola owns Kronans Apotek, the third largest pharmacy chain in the country. With us, you will have access to a wealth of expertise and inspiring opportunities in all our businesses.

Our purpose is ‘Health for life’. With us you will join an open and collaborative culture. We support and care for each other, our customers and our communities. To thrive with us you will need to be open, proactive and responsible – and we will help you to develop your strengths and progress along your professional journey. At Oriola, we cherish openness, taking initiative and responsibility, and working together.

Do you want to work towards an even healthier future? Join us!


TWe treasure people’s health and wellbeing. We deliver medicines and other health and wellbeing products to more than 2,200 pharmacy and other operators, adding up to 29,000 boxes per day.

TWe are market leader in dose dispensing with 120,000 patients. We not only help their daily life but also support society to reduce healthcare costs. ​

TOriola is today a company of nearly 4,300 professionals and it offers the widest range of health and wellbeing services in Finland and in Sweden​.

TApproximately half of the pharmaceuticals used in Finland and Sweden pass through Oriola.

TWe serve around 65 000 unique consumers in our Kronans Apotek’s pharmacies and online store in Sweden on a daily basis.

TVi värdesätter människors hälsa och välbefinnande. Vi levererar läkemedel och andra produkter för hälsa- och välbefinnande till mer än 2 200 apotek och andra operatörer, vilket ger upp till 30 000 backar med varor dagligen.

TVi är marknadsledande inom dosdispensering med mer än 117 000 patienter. Vi hjälper dem med deras läkemedelsanvändning varje dag men hjälper också samhället att sänka sjukvårdskostnaderna.

TOriola är idag en koncern med nästan 4 300 experter och erbjuder det bredaste utbudet av hälso- och välmåendetjänster i Finland och i Sverige.

TCirka hälften av läkemedlen som används i Finland och Sverige kommer via Oriola.

TEdistämme ihmisten terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Toimitamme lääkkeitä ja muita terveys- ja hyvinvointituotteita yli 2 200 apteekille ja muille toimijoille Suomessa ja Ruotsissa – päivittäin meiltä lähtee yhteensä noin 29 000 kuljetuslaatikkoa.

TOlemme markkinajohtaja annosjakelussa ja palvelemme yhteensä 120 000 potilasta. Helpotamme potilaiden päivittäistä elämää, mutta autamme myös yhteiskuntaa vähentämään terveydenhuollon kustannuksia.

TOriolassa työskentelee lähes 4 300 ammattilaista ja palveluvalikoimamme on toimialan kattavin Suomessa ja Ruotsissa.

TNoin puolet Suomessa ja Ruotsissa käytetyistä lääkkeistä kulkee Oriolan kautta.

TPalvelemme päivittäin noin 65 000 asiakasta Kronans Apotek -apteekeissamme ja verkkokaupassa Ruotsissa.

Matti Korvenmaa | Contact Person

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