We are looking for a Solutions Manager in Food Service for Professional Hygiene

Do you have a drive for constant development, with an innovative mindset and fresh ideas for our future growth? Want to create a superior customer experience and lead on environmental issues? If so, welcome to Kiilto’s international Solutions Management team!   

We are looking for a     

Solutions Manager in Food Service for Professional Hygiene  

This is a great opportunity to join a growing international group. Kiilto’s Professional Hygiene business operates in seven countries. Among our well-known brands are Kiilto Pro, Erisan Pro, Antibac, Plum, and DAX. Total turnover in 2023 was approximately EUR 100 million. You will be a member of the Solutions Management team and will report to the Head of Solutions Management. The preferred locations for the position are Turku, Tampere or Helsinki (Finland), Malmö (Sweden), Assens (Denmark) or Asker (Norway).     

In this position, you will have a great opportunity to develop our Food Service business and help Kiilto achieve its strategic goals. As a Solutions Manager in Food Service, you will lead the business and solutions development for our Food Service segment to create and commercialise the optimal mix of products and services across Kiilto’s markets in the Nordic and Baltic countries.     

To succeed in this position, you need to have experience in creating business plans and go-to-market plans, and in follow-up on execution. With our sales team, you will drive business development in the Food Service environments. You will work closely with our local specialists to ensure added value for our customers.   

As the leader of our Food Service solution area, your days will be diverse and busy with interactions. The role requires regular travel within the Nordic and Baltic countries. You should also share our vision of creating a more sustainable business model that ensures that we and our partners limit any harmful impacts on the planet and people. In your role, you will be steering Kiilto’s business development in one of our key growth areas.  

You can be part of the Kiilto community if you are driven by sales and business development, and meet at least some of the following criteria:     

  • Experience in the manufacturing industry – You have at least five years of relevant B2B experience and professional network in Solutions Management or Business Development, preferably in the hygiene industry. Experience in Food Service is an added advantage.     
  • A track record of commercializing solutions – You have experience in commercialising and launching successful solutions. You will also have been involved in finding and developing new business opportunities.     
  • Market and analysis approach – You lead your area of responsibility by collecting, analysing and applying data on market trends and demands.     
  • People skills – You enjoy collaboration and get a sense of achievement through succeeding together. You are good at creating networks and drawing on your existing ones.     
  • Project Management skills – You know how to successfully lead cross-functional projects in a multicultural environment and carry out go-to-market plans.     
  • If you are open, energetic and have a can-do attitude, you’ll fit right in at Kiilto! You’re someone who passionately believes you can make a difference.     
  • Education – You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent.    
  • Languages – Fluency in English and preferably one of the Nordic languages.  

A workplace that cares 

At Kiilto, you get to work in an environment that is a fascinating combination of a growing international and down-to-earth family business. Our employees appreciate our long-term approach, open and transparent company culture, Kiilto's team spirit and versatile opportunities to learn new things and grow together with the company. We encourage our employees to bring their ideas forward and develop in our own innovation and training programs. We are particularly proud of the recognitions we have received for our contributions to well-being at work: we have been chosen twice as the most active workplace in Finland. 

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Do you want to be part of our community? The last day to apply is 27 March 2024. Please apply here and attach your salary request and CV.  

For further details on the position, please call Isa Myllymaa, Head of Solutions Team, +358 40 776 7046, 19 March at 13-14 EET and 25 March at 13-14 EET.

We operate in compliance with Kiilto’s recruitment process and treat all communications related to the posting with absolute confidentiality. We send video interview invitations to some applicants after the application period has ended. We also ask that applicants reserve 16 April a possible interview date at our office in Turku. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing. 

Kiilto is a growing Finnish family business over a hundred years old, whose vision is the year 2080. We develop, manufacture and sell solutions for the chemical industry in four different business areas, which are construction, industrial adhesives and fire prevention, professional hygiene and consumer products. The core ideas of Kiillo's operations are environmental leadership, closeness and commitment to the future. Kiilto operates in nine countries and employs a total of nearly 800 people. In 2022, Kiillo's turnover was approximately EUR 260 million. www.kiilto.com