We’ve been creating the future ever since 1919. At Kiilto, we invest in the future by ambitiously developing the sustainability of our operations, encouraging innovation, and taking care of the wellbeing of Kiiltonians. We are committed to fulfilling Our Promise to the Environment, motivated by the genuine opportunityto make a difference both as individuals and together, resulting in creating lasting success stories for our customers. We welcome you to join us on our journey towards our destination, the year 2080!
Our Industrial Adhesives and Fireproofing business area is looking for a
SOLUTIONS MANAGER for the paper and packaging industry segment
As a Solutions Manager, you will support business and solutions development for the respective customer segment to create the optimal mix of products and services for our customers, based on their real needs and business requirements. You will be the product owner for the portfolio in your own customer segment and manage and develop the product portfolio in close collaboration with our internal stakeholders.
In your role you convey the technical and commercial expertise of the segment, whether it is updating our business strategy, supporting R&D in new product development or contributing to customer visits or trials. You act as an important liaison between Sales, Marketing and R&D to ensure cohesive understanding of the customer needs and translating them into successful product and service solutions.
With the entire unit, you will also be a key contributor to Kiilto's ambitious targets of growth and environmental leadership. You will report to the Business Area Director of Industrial Adhesives and Fireproofing business area. The preferred location for this position is the Tampere region, but you must be willing and able to travel.
Background that would be the best fit for this job:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree of engineering in the applicable field
- Demonstrated practical experience from a relevant position in an industrial business environment and knowledge of target segment processes and technologies
- Experience in working in an international environment
- Project management skills
- Good understanding of business strategies and the concept of value-based selling
- Good analytical skills
- Mastering of common IT tools: MS Dynamics, MS Office, ERP
- Fluent written and spoken Finnish and English; other languages are considered an asset (Russian, Swedish or German)
- Strong interpersonal skills with a solution-oriented mindset
- Experience of industrial bonding applications would be an advantage
At Kiilto you’ll be working in a compelling combination of a growing international and a down-to-earth family business. Our employees appreciate our long-term perspective, open and transparent company culture, Kiiltonian team spirit and versatile possibilities to acquire new skills and grow along with the company. We organize internal innovation programs and encourage our employees to develop their skills in our own training programmes. We are especially proud of our awarded activities to promote the wellbeing of our employees: we have been awarded twice the 'Finland's Most Active Workplace' certificate. At Kiilto, we have a non-smoking policy.
For further details on the position, please call Business Area Director Tomi Takala at +358503829208, either on 11 May from 3 pm to 4.30 pm (EET) or on 18 May from 9 am to 11 am (EET).
Please submit your application with a salary request and CV no later than 23 May, 2021 here.
We operate in compliance with Kiilto's recruitment process and will treat all contacts concerning the post with absolute confidentiality. We will send video interview questions to selected applicants. We also ask applicants to reserve 1, 2 and 4 June, 2021 for a possible job interview. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing.
Kiilto is a growing family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, produce and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial adhesives and fireproofing, professional hygiene, and consumer goods. The key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, closeness, and commitment to the future. We operate in 11 countries and employ nearly 1000 people. In 2020 group's net sales amounted to 294 M€.