We are looking for a modern HR person with a growth-driven and future-oriented mindset for the role of Chief People Officer

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?


As our current CPO is leaving for another position outside the Group, we are looking for a modern HR person with a growth-driven and future-oriented mindset for the role of



The main purpose of this role, and the People Operations function in general, is to help leaders of Kiilto Family Group generate more value with their people in the 11 countries we operate in. This will be performed by organising, providing and developing smooth HR services, by participating in the decision-making processes and teams of the Group and by influencing the transformation process of the companies. This will take place in accordance with the Kiilto business’ strategies 2025 and Kiilto’s unique Vision 2080. The efforts are based on Kiilto’s cultural cornerstones, and high standards on ethics and aim for environmental leadership.

The CPO is responsible for the strategic people operations framework, processes and strategic well-being at work. The position includes leading the multinational people operations team of some ten HR professionals.

The CPO operates as a first-hand contact in all people topics for the Group Managing Directors as well as for the Group CFO to whom he/she also reports. The CPO will be part of Management Teams of the Group companies. We expect the CPO to be permanently located either in the Turku or Tampere region, but the work also requires an ability and willingness to travel.  


Ideal background for this job includes:

  • A proven track record in building strong professional relationships and credibility across all levels of an organisation
  • A proven track record of participating in designing and implementing business strategies
  • Excellent skills in promoting the company culture and occupational well-being
  • Strong international experience of working in a strategic HR role
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • A proven track record of successfully facilitating strategic transformation (e.g. M&As)
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, negotiation, coaching and communication skills
  • Fluent communication in English; other languages (e.g. Finnish, Swedish or Russian) are considered an asset


We offer you a working environment within a growing international company. 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 see the video here or call CFO Arto Raivio at +358407799966, either on 31 August from 12 to 13 pm (EET), on 2 September from 12 to 13 pm (EET) or on 8 September from 12 to 13 pm (EET).

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV no later than 10 September 2020 here. Please note that we may proceed with suitable candidates during the application period.

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 24 September 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 business. The 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.