Our research, development and innovation unit in Lempäälä is looking for an R&D Manager for the Construction 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 unit in Lempäälä is looking for an

R&D MANAGER for the Construction business area.


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. You will manage and work with development projects on products and services. To thrive in this role, you will collaborate fluently in diverse business environments. In addition, you have talent and an interest in understanding cement chemistry. Basic understanding and experience in construction is an advantage. You will have a role as a manager for at least one employee.  

You will be able to influence the future of the Kiilto Construction 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 relevant field (mandatory requirement) 
  • Understanding of chemistry on a level that enables you to apply your knowhow into practice and to learn more  
  • Desire and interest in understanding phenomena and solving problems
  • Customer-oriented attitude 
  • Ability to work independently towards your targets in a hectic environment 
  • Skills to focus on essential and to prioritise
  • Capability 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 interesting duties and comprehensive induction in your tasks. We actively invest in the wellbeing of our staff, 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 by organising our own training programmes. We have a non-smoking policy at Kiilto.

For further details on the position, please call Head of R&D, Construction Petri Heljo at +358406618353, either on 21 April from 2 pm to 4 pm or on 29 April from 12 to 2 pm.

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV here no later than 5 May 2020. 

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 applicants. We also ask applicants to reserve 18 May 2020 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 bonding, professional hygiene and consumer businessThe key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, localism, and commitment to the future. We have approximately 1,000 employees, whose wellbeing and expertise are critical to our work for our customers. See our website for more information about Kiilto.