Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Project Manager

Business line: North America
Country: USA
Location: Appleton, WI
Job description: Valmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together to produce great results. We're looking for Project Management professionals to oversee projects for profitability, performance, on time delivery, and overall customer satisfaction.

Responsible for the full life-cycle of projects including project reviews, establishing the time frames, determining funding limitations, reviewing project staffing requirements, and allocation of available resources to various phases of the project. Assure timely and accurate communication at sufficient levels within the project team, with the customer, with other primary internal Valmet contacts and with the related vendors. Participate in Project Management & Engineering kickoff meetings, customer kickoff meetings, and other project coordination meetings.

Coordinate with Purchasing related to pricing, procurement and delivery of equipment, materials and services. This may include preparation of tender packages, bid evaluations and negotiation, and preparation of purchase requisitions.

Responsibilities may also include overseeing or participating in equipment installation, start-up and check-out activities as required. May include preparation and issue of Operation and Maintenance Instructions to customer, as well as involvement in customer training activities.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or Associate's Degree with 3 to 5 years equivalent experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of papermaking process/papermaking products preferred, but not essential.

Excellent client management and business literacy skills. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon a background check and drug screen.
We offer: We offer you a truly rewarding experience with a global industry leader where you'll have the chance to put your skills experience to good use.

In addition to competitive wages, Valmet offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as a company funded pension plan, 401k with company match, paid vacation and company holidays, short- and long-term disability, company paid life insurance, and Business Travel Accident Insurance.