Country Manager – Orkla House Care


Our client is a leading international supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out-of home, specialised retail, pharmacy and bakery sectors.

The Nordic and Baltic regions and selected countries in Central Europe are the main markets.

There are approx. 18,000 employees worldwide and 12 employees in Orkla House Care Denmark. The Group’s turnover in 2018 was DKK 30,6 billion.


As Country Manager for the Danish Operations you will act both as Sales Director and Site Manager where the main objectives are further strengthening the market position and growth in Denmark. The Country Manager is responsible for the DK’s P&L.

The company is organized as a matrix organization with several stakeholders outside of the Danish market. The Country Manager, who reports to the Regional Commercial Director, needs to ensure effective local operations and as well ensure the proper implementation of strategy and objectives.

You will maintain existing customer base and develop sales to existing and new chains / partners.

Also, you will take responsibility for development projects in consultation with Marketing & Innovation and Supply Chain.

You will have people leadership responsibilities for Sales, KAM and Customer Service and a dotted responsibility for Finance and Marketing, including continuous development and coaching of employees in DK.

Professional skills

  • Minimum 5 years of senior management experience.
  • Sales management and practical sales experience from retail / consumer markets with large national retailers, including a proven track record in creating profitable growth in a highly competitive business environment.
  • Proven ability to develop, empower, drive and motivate employees to deliver outstanding results.
  • Strong drive for quality-based operationalization and ensuring implementation of strategies and plans.
  • Knowledge of economics and accounting practices and principles.
  • Preferably management experience from organisational change processes.
  • Relevant education, preferably on Master’s level but relevant experience and right personal attitude is more important.

Personal skills

  • Excellent collaborative abilities, team oriented and empowering in relation to new ideas/ world class practice and enthusiasm.
  • Goal- and solution oriented, innovative, proactive and inspiring.
  • Continuous Improvement and flexibility oriented.
  • Structured and well organized.
  • Strong analytical ability; Complex Problem Solving and critical thinking.
  • Negotiation skills.


  • Fluent in Danish and English oral and written.


  • 25-50 travelling days pr. year primarily the Nordics and UK.

For further information, please contact Partner Rikke Pihl on +45 70 20 33 02.

Please apply through this website and attach your application and CV in English. All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. 

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Job location Ishøj / Vallensbæk
Submitted 29.05.2019

Contact Rikke Pihl at telephone +45 7020 3302


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