Our RDI unit in Lempäälä is looking for an RDI Manager for the Construction business area

We have been shaping the future 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 all Kiiltonians. We are committed to fulfilling Our Promise to the Environment, motivated by the genuine opportunity to make a difference both individually and together. In this way, we can create lasting success for our customers. Join us on our journey to our destination, the year 2080!       


Our research, development and innovation unit in Lempäälä is looking for an  

RDI MANAGER for the Construction business area 


The position

You will be responsible for the development and quality of cement-based products in a multidisciplinary team of experts. You will work internationally in close collaboration with our other RDI units and stakeholders, and will manage and work with development projects on products and services. To thrive in this role, you will collaborate fluently in diverse business environments. You have a keen interest in and understanding of cement chemistry, and experience in construction is an added benefit.  

The job will enable you to influence the future of the Kiilto Construction business, making it even more efficient and environmentally friendly. You will participate in developing the entire value chain, from the procurement of raw materials to the end customer. In line with Our Promise to the Environment, you will be closely involved in Kiilto’s work to create the greenest products on the market and continue its environmental leadership.  

In this newly created role you will work in an enthusiastic and motivated RDI unit of around 40 people in Lempäälä within a growing international company. Our RDI personnel are analytical and inventive, and you will share and apply these qualities. You will report to the Head of RDI, Construction. 


Ideally, you will have the following background:  

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (a mandatory requirement)   
  • A sufficient understanding of chemistry to apply your knowhow and a willingness to learn more  
  • A keen interest in understanding the field and solving problems  
  • A customer-oriented attitude   
  • The ability to work independently towards your goals in a busy and dynamic environment   
  • A talent for prioritising and focusing on the essentials  
  • The ability to think innovatively and develop ideas into practical applications  
  • The readiness to work in a laboratory  
  • Fluent English and Finnish 


The Kiilto culture    

Kiilto is a compelling combination of a down-to-earth family business that is also growing internationally. Our employees appreciate our long-term perspective and open company culture, team spirit and the wide variety of possibilities we offer for acquiring new skills and developing professionally along with the company. We run internal innovation programmes and encourage our employees to develop their skills in our own training programmes. We are especially proud of our award-winning work in promoting employee wellbeing. We have twice been chosen as Finland’s most active workplace by the Finnish Olympic Committee for promoting the physical activity of our staff. Kiilto has a non-smoking policy. We will provide extensive induction, and you will also have the support of your colleagues and other internal stakeholders.    

For further details on the position, please see the video here or call Head of RDI, Construction Satu Haikarainen, at +358405145814 on 26 August between 12 and 1 pm or on 8 September between 8 and 9 am.

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV no later than 12 September, 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 29 September, 2021 for a possible job interview. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing.           

Kiilto Oy is part of Kiilto, a growing family-owned Finnish company 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 have almost 1,000 employees. Kiilto Group’s net sales in 2020 amounted to EUR 294 million. www.kiilto.com