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VP, Energy BU

Vice President, Energy Business Unit, Pulp & Energy Business Line


Pulp & Energy Business Line's Energy Business Unit organization with its more than 630 professionals focuses on world class technology development, frontline customer relationship management, sales, and project delivery. We are now looking for an experienced Energy industry professional to step into a challenging Vice President position to lead the organization in a phase of global Energy transition. This VP position is a key member of Pulp & Energy Business Line leadership team with full profit and loss responsibility over our Energy business.    


Who are we looking for?


You are a business leader who can drive teams successfully through complex sales processes in a very competitive environment to increase market share and grow profit. Your customers would describe you as a valued partner.

You have excellent people and leadership skills. You know how to utilize these skills to build trust and to define and lead a growth strategy designed to both retain and grow current customers and aggressively acquire new ones. 


You set clear targets, delegate and monitor performance effectively to ensure strong engagement and accountability. You know that the best way to successfully deliver targets is through building, motivating and developing world class teams but you're not afraid to be hands-on when needed. You constantly drive a culture of high performance and strong collaboration. You'll balance strategic goals with day-to-day operational demands leading to a strong execution.


Your networking, influencing and negotiation skills will allow you to easily interact and contribute with other Valmet and Pulp & Energy organizations in a matrix structure. You are a good communicator who can translate corporate mission and strategy into concrete action plans, where everyone knows what, when and how they contribute to success. 


Driving sales and successful project delivery is critical to success in this position but you will never lose sight of our aim to be the global champion in serving our customers - top of the market technology and after care are all at the top of your agenda.



  • Master's degree in relevant engineering science or business management field is required

  • 5+ years of business and sales management experience in Energy business segment, preferably in a large multinational organization and in a position with profit & loss responsibility.

  • Capability to lead long-term technology development projects and create and maintain strong partnerships with our key customers and suppliers

  • Strong record of new customer acquisition, sustainable growth and achieving stretching growth and profitability targets

  • Financial acumen with analytical and P&L skills required

  • Successful track record of leadership with an ability to build, inspire and lead large teams to achieve goals.  

  • Capability to drive accountability with a key requirement being a demonstrated ability to obtain results in a matrix organization.

  • Knowledge of key cultural differences and ability to adapt communication style accordingly. Skilled at working across global boundaries.

  • Willingness and ability to travel, which at times may be heavy and on short notice

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as presentation and facilitation skills 

What we offer


A senior role with a high degree of autonomy to direct and drive performance in a challenging and inspiring global environment. A competitive salary and benefits package designed to incentivize and reward success.


Additional information:


Valmet's Pulp and Energy business line supplies complete pulp mills and process equipment for chemical and mechanical pulp production, as well as biomass- and waste-fueled power plants, boiler islands and related environmental systems. Our offering includes new biomass conversion technologies such as lignin extraction, pyrolysis technology and biomass pre-treatment for producing bioethanol and biochemicals. Our technologies maximize the value of renewable raw materials, while increasing production efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. 


Energy business unit's products include e.g. boilers, gasifiers, technology conversions and rebuilds as well as environmental systems for air emission control. Valmet is a leading global supplier of biomass-based heat and power generation solutions. Our emission control solutions are designed to secure safe operation with low emissions.


For any questions about the position, please contact Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp & Energy Business Line during following times:  Tuesday the 23rd of November, Thursday the 25th of November or Monday the 29th of November at 17:00 - 18:00 EET.

tel: +358 40 553 3859

All interested candidates should submit their applications online by 5th of December. We will only contact directly those candidates we wish to progress.


Face to face or skype interviews will then be arranged with the chosen candidates after the  week commencing 20th December.


When everything works together

Valmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together. With more than 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!

VP, Energy BU

Kokopäiväinen, Vakituinen

Julkaistu 20.01.2022

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
Yli 100 000 000 €

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