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Director, Applications - Finland

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023
  • Espoo
  • Hybrid
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023
  • Espoo
  • Hybrid

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

We are looking for

Director, Applications

to join Oriola IT/Digital team for permanent position in Espoo, Finland or either Göteborg or STockholm in Sweden.

As a Director, Applications you will be creating ERP and other core solution strategy and roadmap for B2B Sweden and Finland together with the business areas. You will also define, together with Enterprise Architect, solution architecture and ensure technological fit for solution development. You will also lead and develop the organisation of internal and external IT professionals. You will be part of the IT/Digital leadership team. If you are a strategic thinker with a strong technical background and a passion for driving innovation, we invite you to apply for this position.

Skills & Requirements

Personal and experience Requirements

You have Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other relevant field. Proven experience as a Director, Application or a similar role in large-scale, complex environments. Strong knowledge of ERP implementation projects, project management, experience sourcing IT systems and solutions and understanding of service management.

Familiarity with Agile and gate based implementation methodologies.

You have good interpersonal skills and development mindset with problem-solving “can do” attitude to secure cooperation with different stakeholders. You are analytical and have ability to understand business stakeholder needs and you are able to translate technical matters fluently to business language. You have also successful experience in leading and developing high performing experts. Spoken and written English is necessary. Position requires travelling.

Knowledge of ITIL processes are necessary.

Other Requirements

  • Capability to lead and develop IT professionals
  • Core system strategy, roadmap and action plan creation experience
  • Ensuring IT process and governance training and compliance
  • Project planning and technical project management
  • Establish KPIs, monitoring of costs and effectiveness of the services
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Vendor and license management
  • Setting IT sourcing strategy
  • Technology and partner selection for core solution development and support

We offer you:

  • Meaningful work in purpose driven organisation, Health for life
  • Great team spirit and fun colleagues from Sweden and Finland
  • Interesting forward leaning organisation with high ambitious for sustainability
  • Organisation which gives independency and responsibility to develop Organisation with Scandinavian view and some travelling
  • 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 position
  • This position is based in Espoo, Finland or either Stockholm or Göteborg in Sweden.
  • 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 1st of October, 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 Chief Digital Officer, Mikael Nurmi ([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.

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