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R&D Manager, Board & Paper Services

Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Valmet offers unique solutions for reducing environmental impacts in board and paper production through a combination of process technologies, services and automation solutions.

Board, Paper and Tissue Technology Solutions Business Unit (BTS) supplies mill and machine improvements and equipment worldwide with innovative technology, the right services for reliable production, raw material and energy efficiency and circularity to help improve our customers performance forward.

We are now looking for an innovative and business-minded R&D Manager to lead the development of new, competitive products that provide significant customer value.

The position is based in Jyväskylä, Järvenpää or Raisio, Finland.

Your main tasks and responsibilities include

  • Global responsibility for the BST R&D project pipeline; development of the board and paper machine improvement and field service offering.

    • Number of impactful new product launches per year, in co-operation with Marketing.

    • Successful completion of R&D projects, meeting budget and timeline targets

  • Business unit offering portfolio management

    • Assessing and challenging the existing portfolio together with Global Technology Managers and Global Product Managers.

    • Developing new technologies and solutions in co-operation with other Valmet Technology Units and external partners.

  • Business leadership

    • Leading selected key R&D projects

    • Continuous improvement of the innovation process to ensure smart use of resources and a faster turnaround of projects from ideas to sellable products.

    • Evaluating resource needs and development / deployment of skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering related science required with a Master's degree preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in research and development with demonstrated success in a   multi-cultural, international environment. Alternatively, a minimum of 5 years of experience with one of the Valmet technologies.

  • Proven ability to convert customer needs and opportunities into R&D projects

  • Good understanding and experience of board- / papermaking processes is considered an advantage. Alternatively, you master a technology area with potential to transform the Board & Paper technology in some way.

  • Strong internal motivation with an ability to achieve results under pressure

  • Customer oriented with an ability to quickly build relationships and achieve results individually and in a matrix organizational structure

  • Good organizational skills and business acumen with an ability to effectively analyze situations to reach conclusions

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English along with presentation and negotiation skills

We offer

We offer you a challenging position and a great opportunity to be a part of and contribute to the success of Valmet and the Board, Paper and Tissue Technology Solutions Business Unit. Our working environment is team-oriented, international and inspiring. We encourage and value an innovative culture that suits development minded people who enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment full of opportunities!

Additional information

In case of any further questions about this position, please contact Jussi Hienonen, Director, Board and Paper Services, by phone +35840 718 7547 on May 6 at 11-12, May 16 at 10-11 and 15-16.

If this sounds like a challenge you'd like to meet, please complete your application via the link provided as soon as possible but no later than 22nd of May 2022.

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When everything works together
 Valmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together. With 14,000 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!

R&D Manager, Board & Paper Services

21200 Raisio
Vakituinen, Kokopäiväinen

Julkaistu 20.05.2022

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
Yli 100 000 000 €

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