Jotun AS

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 63 companies and 37 production facilities on all continents, and more than 9 800 employees. Jotun is represented in more than 100 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. The Jotun Group’s sales in 2016 was NOK 15.8 billion. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and seven geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

Group Purchasing – Administration Position - Norway

Group Purchasing is Jotun’s corporate function responsible for purchasing strategies, guidelines and commercial execution with suppliers on behalf of Jotun's worldwide network and companies. The position will be part of a governance team responsible for data and information management and administration of Jotun’s raw material and supplier portfolios. This entails approval processing, information, data and documentation collection and administration by utilizing existing, and developing new, effective solutions to ensure compliance with internal and external rules and regulations. Jotun’s Group Purchasing team consists of 30 dedicated people, whereof 15 are located in Sandefjord, Norway.

Job description

  • Ensure information and data quality and completeness in Jotun’s raw material and supplier portfolios
  • Administrate Jotun’s raw material and supplier portfolios, ensuring centralized data governance, documentation and control by proactive engagement in the Jotun network and corresponding information and data maintenance in designated systems and repositories
  • Maintenance of technical and commercial raw material, manufacturer and supplier information and data to ensure correct system set up and connections to enable internal and external transactions, and transactional reporting


  • Bachelor in either scientific, economical, administrative subjects
  • Preferably 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge in and experience from use of ERP systems (IFS/SAP)
  • High analytical skills with an eye for details will be required
  • Highly skilled in Excel

Education field

  • Scientific subjects
  • Economical subjects

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the result
  • Builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve objectives
  • Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
  • Creates a stable and re-assuring work atmosphere; supports and encourages team in difficult times; is firm and reliable
  • Co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals


  • English

We offer

  • Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • An international Corporate Culture founded on our four values; Care, Respect, Loyalty and Boldness
  • Exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent financial results
  • Insurance and Pension schemes
  • Relocation and Global mobility support

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Contact info

Marit Senum Brownrigg
Group Purchasing Systems Manager
+47 950 44 434

Astrid Herland
Senior HR Advisor
+47 905 98 046

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