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Production Planning & Support Manager

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2023
  • Espoo
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2023
  • Espoo

Oriola is a health and wellbeing company operating in the Nordic countries. We are driven by our purpose, Health for life and we have set ambitious sustainability targets to support wellbeing of people, society, and planet. To ensure this, our business keeps evolving. We are growing and developing within health and wellbeing and developing our services. Our significant role in society gives a great purpose for 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
In order to further improve our services and ensure that we will remain proactive in meeting customer and market demands we now need to strengthen our team. Given the massive impact the continuous changes in customer and market behavior generate, we are now looking for a

Production Planning & Support Manager

to lead our production planning and support functions in Finland. Our sites in Finland are located in Espoo (Mankkaa and Juvanmalmi). The position will be based in Mankkaa.

The key focus areas:

  • Managing Oriola Finland logistics planning and support functions to streamline and develop overall visibility to support production to achieve and exceed Supply Chain department’s strategic and operational objectives.
  • Hands on manager who enjoys working with different teams and acts as liaison between business and operations, supports s and coaches the team of production planning and supply chain professionals.
  • Build forecast for short- and long-term production, analyze data from various sources and combine these elements to coherent reports to operational side. Optimize product placement and layout usage and develop production environment to be even better.
  • Actively seeking places for improvement and implementing process development initiatives into production with close collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Build collaboration with key stakeholder from supply planning and customers to operational logistics.

Skills & Requirements

Personal and experience Requirements

  • Relevant BSc or MSc degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in logistics operations (retail/distribution) and / or business development.
  • Proven track record of production planning and developing logistics operations.
  • Data driven mindset and excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong experience of developing teamwork and excellent coaching skills.
  • Understanding LEAN principals and Continuous Improvement.
  • Good social skills, capability to work with people from floor level to top management.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

We offer you:

In this role you will report to the Head of Logistics Finland.

In this position, you will have an instrumental role within Oriola, providing a great opportunity to gain experience and build top level pharmaceutical logistic operations. Working in an Oriola warehouse or production means that you are an essential part of the distribution chain of pharmaceuticals and other health and wellbeing products. Oriola is an interesting forward leaning organization with high ambitious for sustainability. In cooperation with our customers, we are responsible for delivering the right product, to the right customer, at the right time. As a strong Group, we offer the advantage of stability, opportunities to increase your responsibilities and a chance to expand your network. To succeed within Oriola, you will need to be open, proactive and take responsibility. At the same time, we promise to help you develop your strengths and we will continuously provide you with interesting and developing challenges which will make us grow together.

Terms of Employment:

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

Application: If you feel this is your next career step, please send your application, CV and salary expectation in English no later than February 5th, 2023. 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 Jari Vainio ([email protected])

About the company

Oriola is a Finnish listed company with a solid expertise within the pharmaceutical sector. We have more than one hundred years of experience in medicine distribution in Sweden and over 70 years in Finland, and we unite all actors in the field from pharmaceutical companies to consumers in a unique way. With the help of our professional and committed employees, we promote the wellbeing of people and animals. We ensure that medicines as well as health and wellbeing products are delivered in a safe and customer-friendly manner to pharmacies, veterinarians, retailers, or our dose dispensing customers. Our expert services support pharmaceutical companies throughout the entire lifespan of a product. 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 and our customers. 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!


TAt Oriola, we treasure health and wellbeing. Our expertise covers the entire lifespan of a product, and we deliver medicines and other health and wellbeing products daily to more than 2,200 pharmacies and other B2B customers.

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

TOur dose dispensing expertise supports medicine safety and people's daily life. Dose dispensing also helps society to reduce healthcare costs. ​

TWe are driven by our purpose, Health for life. Oriola offers the widest range of health and wellbeing services in Finland and in Sweden​.

TPå Oriola värdesätter vi hälsa och välbefinnande. Vi levererar läkemedel och andra produkter för hälsa- och välbefinnande till mer än 2 200 apotek och företagskunder. Vår expertis täcker hela läkemedlets livscykel.

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

TVår dosdispenseringstjänst ger en säker läkemedelsanvändning och hjälper människor i vardagen. Dosdispensering minskar också sjukvårdskostnaderna i samhället.

TVi drivs av vårt syfte, Health for life. Oriola erbjuder det bredaste utbudet av hälso- och välbefinnandetjänster i Sverige och Finland.

TOriolassa vaalimme terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Asiantuntijuutemme kattaa koko lääkkeen elinkaaren. Toimitamme päivittäin lääkkeitä ja terveys- ja hyvinvointituotteita yli 2 200 apteekkiin ja yritysasiakkaillemme.

TNoin puolet Suomessa ja Ruotsissa käytetyistä lääkkeistä kulkee Oriolan kautta.

TAsiantuntijuutemme lääkkeiden koneellisessa annosjakelussa tukee lääkitysturvallisuutta ja ihmisten arkipäivän elämää. Annosjakelupalvelu auttaa myös yhteiskuntaa terveydenhoidon kustannusten vähentämisessä

TOriolan olemassaolon tarkoitus, Health for life, inspiroi meitä. Tarjoamme alan kattavimmat terveyttä ja hyvinvointia tukevat palvelut Suomessa ja Ruotsissa.

Pia Sjögren | Contact Person

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