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VP, Research & Development

Are you a global R&D leader with the skills to provide strategic coaching on key R&D-related topics such as resource efficiency, replacement of fossil materials with renewable ones, digitalization, sustainability and new product offering?

We are now looking for a key contributor who smoothly translates R&D strategy into action and continues to develop our offering through the Leader in Technology and Innovation Must-Win initiative. You will be accountable for all R&D across Valmet, continuing to develop Valmet's R&D strategy and driving its execution.

You will be the line manager for 3 R&D professionals and lead a heavily matrixed R&D team with the resources residing in our business and technology units. You will guide, inspire and lead this team of R&D professionals to foster a product culture based on cost-competitiveness, proactive problem resolution and a keen sense of urgency. You will work across a diverse range of projects both in-house and with our customers, so it's essential you have extensive experience in pulp, paper, power or automation, backed up with sound reporting and data analytics skills. 

Your background helps you to provide thought leadership and insights into R&D best practices as the leader of Valmet's R&D management team. Further, you will play an influential role in driving early supplier and customer involvement into R&D as well as actions to decrease our environmental footprint working together with experts internally and externally.

To succeed in this position you will need to display deep seated technical expertise, strong leadership qualities, great communication and influencing skills and an analytical approach that helps you to positively impact our way to operate. It's likely that you have had a senior role in an international environment and you will be comfortable operating to executive team level.

This is a truly global role in an energetic and forward looking R&D community providing an opportunity to work with an international network of colleagues to enable the long-term success of the company. The position will be based at one of Valmet's larger business line locations in either Finland or Sweden.

Additional information:

If you want to know more about the role, please call Janne Pynnönen, SVP Operational Development (+358 40 7733236), available on 19.2. between 12:00-13:00 or 22.2 between 13:00-14:00 (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 29th of February, 2024. 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.

Valmet Finland is a smoke-free workplace.

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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VP, Research & Development

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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