Our RDI unit in Lempäälä is looking for an RDI Manager for the Industrial Adhesives and Fireproofing business area

The future is being created today. At Kiilto, we invest in the future every day by promoting occupational wellbeing, encouraging innovation and making our operations more and more sustainable. We are guided by the desire to be an environmental leader, using our expertise to create success stories for our customers. We are local, innovative and insightful. Would you like to add your own chapter to our hundred-year story of growth


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

RDI Manager 

for the Industrial Adhesives and Fireproofing business area


You will be the recognised expert in charge of the research, innovation and development activities in your responsibility area. You will be part of an enthusiastic and motivated RDI unit of around 40 people within a growing international company. You will manage and work with development projects on products and services, typically in close cooperation with internal stakeholders and customers. To thrive in this role, you will collaborate fluently in diverse business environments. In addition, you are skilled and have an interest in chemistry or polymer chemistry. Understanding of polymer dispersions, polymerisation and/or wood-based materials is considered as an advantage. 

You will be able to influence the future of the Kiilto Industrial Adhesives and Fireproofing business, making it more efficient and environmentally friendly. You will also participate in developing the whole value chain from raw materials to the end customer.


Background that makes the best fit for this job:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or polymer chemistry 
  • Desire and interest in understanding phenomena and solving problems 
  • Customer-oriented attitude
  • Ability to work independently towards your targets in a hectic environment
  • Ability to produce innovative ideas and to develop them into practical applications
  • Readiness to work in a lab
  • Fluent communication in English


We offer you a working environment within a growing international company, a wide range of engaging duties and comprehensive induction in your tasks. Kiilto invests in the wellbeing of all its personnel, for which we have twice been chosen as Finland’s most active workplace. We strive to keep our staff’s skills and knowledge up to date through our own training programmes. We have a non-smoking policy at Kiilto.

For further details on the position please see the video here.

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV by 18 April, 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 some of the applicants. We also ask applicants to reserve 5 May for a possible job interview. 

Kiilto is a growing family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, manufacture and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial adhesives and fireproofing, professional hygiene and consumer business. 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. www.kiilto.com