We are looking for a Chief Information Officer

Kiilto is a family-owned company based in Finland with over a hundred years of history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, produce and market chemical industry solutions in the fields of 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. Our operations span 9 countries, and we employ around 800 people. In 2022, the group's net sales amounted to 260 M€. www.kiilto.com   

We are looking for a new leader to join our ICT organisation as the

CIO (Chief Information Officer)

The CIO is responsible for overseeing the group's information technology strategy, ensuring that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place. In particular, you are a good leader of an ICT team of more than 10 persons.

You will be a member of two management teams, cooperating actively with all our business areas to help our companies meet their growth and transformation goals with the Data Driven Kiilto strategy. You are responsible for planning our ICT strategy and budgeting, while ensuring its smooth implementation with your international team of experts. You have fresh ideas and know-how within our businesses on the potential of new technologies. In addition, you have a contact network with system and hardware suppliers, and you are experienced with hardware and software purchases. As our company grows, we will also expect the applicant to interact smoothly by networking within the international business environment. Your primary location can be at Lempäälä, Helsinki or Turku, and your work will require regular travel within the Nordic and Baltic countries.  

This post could be for you if your background includes the following:

  • A higher university degree in a relevant subject
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Wide expertise in ICT system and data security solutions  
  • The creation of a business-driven ICT strategy
  • Process and project management
  • Excellent communication skills in Finnish and English

At Kiilto, you will be working with a growing and international, but down-to-earth family business. Kiiltonians appreciate our long-term perspective, open and transparent company culture, the Kiiltonian team spirit and versatile opportunities to acquire new skills and grow alongside the company. We organise internal innovation programmes and encourage Kiiltonians to develop their skills through our own training programmes. We are especially proud of our award-winning activities that promote the well-being of our employees. For example, we have been awarded the 'Finland's Most Active Workplace' certificate twice. 

Do you want to be part of our community? The last day to apply is 15 January 2024. Please apply here and attach your salary request and CV.  

For further details on the position, please contact Arto Raivio, Managing Director of Kiilto Family Oy, +358 40 7799966, between 8 am and 10 am EET on 3 January or 11 January.

We operate in compliance with Kiilto’s recruitment process and treat all communications related to the posting with absolute confidentiality. We will send video interview questions to selected applicants. We also ask that applicants reserve 26 or 29 January 2024 as possible interview dates. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing.