Our RDI unit in Turku is looking for an RDI Manager for the Professional Hygiene and Consumer Goods business areas

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 (RDI) unit in Turku is looking for an

RDI Manager

for the Professional Hygiene and Consumer Goods business areas


The position  

As RDI manager, your main tasks will be the development and product life-cycle management of chemical products classified as class I or class II medical devices. Among these tasks are the innovation of new products and development of existing product formulations, instructions and RDI methods focusing on quality, safety, the environment and customer needs. You will ensure that our MD-classified products comply with the applicable legislation and will compile and maintain documentation accordingly.

You will work closely with internal stakeholders and support supply chain and sales and solution management teams in technical and regulatory matters.  Your role also involves yworking in close collaboration internationally and applying best practices with the group’s global RDI and regulatory professionals in other locations. You will lead a team of six laboratory technicians.

The position of RDI manager gives you the opportunity to influence the future of our product range. This involves further increasing its effectiveness and environmental friendliness, as you will participate in developing the whole value chain, from the procurement of raw materials to delivery to the end customer.

You will work in an enthusiastic and motivated RDI unit of around 35 people within a growing international company. Our RDI personnel are analytical and inventive, and you will share and apply these qualities. We have received positive feedback from our employees in our annual work climate surveys, earning the highest rating for two consecutive years.

You will be working in Turku and will report to the RDI Director.


Qualifications, skills and experience  

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry or a related area
  • Several years of experience in chemical development
  • Ability to think innovatively and develop ideas into practical applications
  • Project management skills
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Experience in leading a team in a supervisory role is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the ISO9001 and ISO13485 quality systems is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of legislation related to medical devices is considered an asset
  • Fluent written and spoken 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 RDI Director Oili Kallatsa, +358505769243, on 26 August between 9 and 10 am or on 1 September between 2.30 and 3.30 pm.

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV here no later than 8 September, 2021.     

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 20 or 22 September, 2021 for a possible job interview. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing.         


KiiltoClean 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