We are strengthening Kiilto’s venturing team – Kiilto Ventures – and looking for a Venture Development Lead

We are a 100-year-old, family-owned company from Finland, and are driven by the desire to be an environmental leader in our field of business. We operate in four business areas: construction, industrial bonding, professional hygiene and consumer business.

We are a regional market leader in the Nordic countries, but are aiming higher. Investing strongly in growth and renewal, we are determined to keep reinventing and challenging ourselves and to go beyond our present core business


Now, we are strengthening Kiilto’s venturing team – Kiilto Ventures – and looking for a 



In this position, you will play a key role in driving and supporting Kiilto’s venturing activity. You will be responsible for managing individual opportunities from scoping to potential partnership and/or investment. You will screen, engage, evaluate and build new business by connecting ambitious startups with Kiilto.

Your goal will be to spot opportunities for building a brighter tomorrow and operating on the outer horizons of our core businesses. Various internal and external stakeholders will be connected to this process. Good project management and communication skills are therefore required in order to be successful. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to shape the strategic choices made within Kiilto Ventures.  

You will report and work in close cooperation with Kiilto’s CBDO. Ideally, you will be located in the Helsinki region, but as we are the regional market leader in our new Nordic area, flexibility about being located elsewhere in the area would also be an advantage.

In this position, you will challenge the status quo and have the opportunity to shape the future of professional hygiene, industrial and/or the construction business, as Kiilto Ventures strives towards a sustainable, safe and clean world.


The background that would be the best fit for this job:

  • Strong experience in managing and evaluating early stage investments and/or business opportunities

  • A proven track record in building new business and an interest in renewing industries
  • A Master’s-level university degree in a relevant subject
  • Strong international experience and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Business and service design skills combined with an analytical mindset are considered an asset
  • Experience of working at the interface between startups and corporates is seen as an advantage
  • Fluent communication in English and other languages (Swedish, Russian and Finnish) is 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 call Chief Business Development Officer Ville Solja at +358503295211, either on 1 September between 14-15.30 pm (EET) or on 3 September between 9-10 am (EET).

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV no later than 6 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 15 September for a possible job interview.