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Vice President, Key Projects

We are now looking for you, an experienced professional with the credibility to make an immediate impact across our businesses. As our Vice President, Key Projects you are a key contributor to our project management strategy and project execution. You are responsible for ensuring the successful execution of selected high-risk and high-complexity projects together with the relevant business line organization safeguarding that Valmet meets its customer commitments. You will develop governance, follow-up and reporting practices and oversee corrective actions in the selected key projects. You will ensure implementation of systematic contract management towards customers and suppliers. Risk and Opportunity management is one of the key tools at your disposal.

In this position, you will work together with the heads of our project operations as well as individual project managers enabling and supporting them in successful project execution. Hands-on co-operation with the project execution teams on daily basis ensures effective problem resolution and is the key to succeeding in this job.

This position is part of Valmet's Operational Development function (OD), reporting to the SVP, Operational Development.

To succeed in this job, you will need to display strong leadership qualities, great communication and influencing skills, strong drive and an analytical approach that helps you positively impact our way of working and create change. You will have had a senior role in an international environment and you will be comfortable operating in a complex, matrix organization.

This role can be based in any main Valmet location. It requires intensive communication and frequent travelling to our Business Line locations, project sites and Area organizations.


In this role the following requirements are important for your success:

  • University level technical degree

  • Minimum of 15 years' experience in relevant industry preferably within the customer interface with a proven track record of successful project management in heavy industry or construction projects

  • Good technical understanding of the Pulp, Paper, Energy or Automation industries

  • Solid leadership and interpersonal skills paired with the ability to drive change in a matrix environment

  • Business oriented approach, financial mindset and proven track record of successful contract and claim management

  • Ability to maintain and improve customer relationships combined with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Good problem-solving and decision-making capability

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

We offer:

We offer a challenging position in a global business environment with many opportunities for personal growth and development in an organization that is undergoing a major transformative process.

Additional information:

If you want to know more about the role, please call Janne Pynnönen, SVP, Operational Development (+358 407733236), available on 19.2. between 13:00-14:00 (UTC+2) or 22.2 between 14:00-15:00 (UTC+2)

About the recruitment process: If this sounds a right place for you and you meet the requirements, please submit your application with CV and salary request as soon as possible, but latest on 29th February. We will review applications as they come in, and send video interview questions for candidates meeting the key criteria. After video screening the first face-to-face interviews will take place on 6th, 7th and 11th March in Espoo, and the second round later in March. There is an assessment center in between.   

Valmet is building a completely new, shared office building in the Tikkurila district of Vantaa for its employees currently working in Järvenpää and some of its employees currently working in Hakkila, Vantaa. We will move into the new offices in early 2025.

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When everything works togetherValmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together. With 19,000 professionals around the world, we are the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries. Our commitment to moving our customers' performance forward requires creativity, technological innovations, service know-how - and above all, teamwork.Join the team!

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Vice President, Key Projects

Östra Torggatan 9, 652 24 Karlstad
411 03 Gothenburg
Sundsvallin kunta
Vakituinen, Kokopäiväinen

Julkaistu 01.03.2024

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
Yli 100 000 000 €
Yrityksen koko: 
Yli 1000 henkilöä
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