Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and greaseproof papers. Metsä Group's annual sales is approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by 100,000 forest owners. www.metsagroup.com
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world's largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials.
In 2020 our sales totalled approximately EUR 1,8 billion, and we have around 1,300 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
We are now looking for a
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
for Metsä Fibre's Business Development Competence Center.
As Product Development Director, you will be responsible for the development of Metsä Fibre's pulp and sawn timber products and their use by our customers. You will also participate in developing new fibre-based bioproducts of the future. Product related business environment analyzes as well as customer value chain analyzes are part of your work.
You will work closely with our sales and technical customer service, customers, external research network and technology experts in the field, as well as other actors in the value chain. The work is carried out in development projects as part of a professional and supportive business development team in close cooperation with Metsä Fibre's other professionals.
You will primarily be working in Metsä Fibre's pulp mill locality or at our headquarters in Espoo.
What kind of expertise are we looking for?
To succeed in this position, you have former experience in similar roles and a master's degree suitable for the position. You have expertise in the structure and properties of chemical pulp fibres and their use in various applications. Your professional experience from paper and board segments is very much appreciated and your understanding of wood products is an advantage. We would also expect you to have solid experience in project and network management. You have good cooperation and influencing skills, as well as focused and systematic way of working.
Northern wood is the material for future innovations. Metsä Fibre's growth is based on sustainable development and courage to renew itself. We offer versatile opportunities for developing your own expertise and the work environment. Are you ready for new challenges?
Want to hear more? Call us!
For more information, call your future manager Kaija Pehu-Lehtonen, Senior Vice President, Business Development (tel. +358 50 598 8384), who you can reach best on 30th of August at 8.30-9.30 or Monday 6th of September at 14-16.
Apply for the job!
Submit your application using the link "Apply". Do it as soon as possible, as we will start processing the applications already during the application period. Include your CV and also tell us your salary request. The search is open until 15th September 2021. Hear you soon!