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Product Development Manager

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.

Metsä Tissue

Metsä Tissue creates a cleaner every day. We are one of the leading tissue paper suppliers in Europe to households and professionals and one of the leading greaseproof paper suppliers globally.

Our brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ around 2,500 people. In 2020, our sales totalled EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group, a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy.

We are looking for a


to join Greaseproof Papers. The position is a temporary replacement until Spring 2023.

What do you get to do?

Metsä Tissue`s business unit Greaseproof Papers is a globally acting and leading producer of greaseproof papers for food contact. We offer sustainable paper based solutions for bakeries, kitchen and industrial food processors. Our aim is to widen our prosperous existing portfolio with innovative and environmentally friendly products.

As a Product Development Manager you are responsible for turning the market based insight into new technical product concepts and running new product development projects in accordance with our strategy. You will gather latest knowledge about dispersion coating technologies and solutions, conduct production cost analyzes for new products and support in global competitor product monitoring. Aligning product development with global product safety demands, our sustainability targets and ensuring compliance with legislation are also an essential part of your work. You will work closely with material suppliers and selected laboratories and actively share know how related to new technology and new raw materials within the organisation.

You are based in Espoo head office and report to VP Sales, Marketing & Offering.

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for an analytical and self-driven team player with strong cooperation and networking skills. You enjoy working with technical details yet creativity and innovations are something that drive your way of working. Continuous improvement is close to your heart and you are able to identify intangible inputs and determined to turn them into concrete technical solutions. You have a proven track record of leading and executing projects successfully. 

We expect you to have M.Sc. degree or PhD in chemical engineering and five years of relevant work experience. You have experience both in barrier paper and/or paper coating development/production as well as in dispersion coating solutions and sizing. Fluency in English is a must.

What do we offer for you?

The consumption of grease proof papers is growing worldwide. If you believe in renewal, and want to contribute to responsible profitability, you are coming to the right place. Everyone of us contributes to the success of Metsä!

What is it like to build a career at the continuously developing Metsä? Call us and we'll tell you more.

Simo Schulz, VP Business Development & Projects (+358 50 3130266) is happy to tell you more about this open position. Best time to reach him is on 7th October at 1-5 pm and on 14th October at 1-5 pm.

What happens next?

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, cover letter and your salary request. The search is open until 15.10.2021.

Product Development Manager


Julkaistu 16.10.2021

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
Yli 100 000 000 €

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