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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HR Manager

Business line: Corporate Functions
Country: Sweden
Location: Sundsvall or Karlstad
Job description: The role of Valmet HR is to enable business success by developing a working environment that attracts the right people and helps them grow and perform to their highest capabilities. We work together to create a high performance culture building on consistently applied values and an engaged workforce to support the execution of the Valmet strategy.
We’re looking for an experienced HR professional who can balance day-to-day operational demands with strategic HR initiatives that add extra value to the business. You’ll be comfortable managing operational tasks such as advising on employment legislation, dealing with employee queries, planning recruitment campaigns, supporting interviews, and conducting the performance management processes. You’ll also support people processes such as annual performance and development reviews and strategic headcount and succession planning.
Employee engagement and well-being is extremely important and you will help to maintain a great working culture and ensure employee welfare and engagement are always at the top of the agenda.
Good quality data and the ability to report accurately is crucial in the role so your attention to detail and analytical approach to data will help you with the regular cycle of reporting.
As well as these “business as usual” activities your continuous improvement mind-set will allow you to contribute to strategic HR initiatives and projects as they arise. As an example, recent projects have included rolling out our new Managers training program and e-learning platform, on-going competence development, a company wide employment satisfaction survey and a new annual headcount planning process.
You will be supporting Valmet´s Service and Automation business lines in multiple sites in Sweden and in Norway, your manager will be based in Finland and you will be a member of a global and professional HR community. You will have an opportunity to grow and stretch your career with a truly global company.

If this sounds like an exciting challenge and you meet the requirement below please complete an on-line application form by October 30, 2016.
Requirements: Essential
- Suitable education (Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field)
- 5+ years’ generalist HR experience supporting a global business in a multi-cultural environment
- good knowledge of Swedish employment law
- Strong negotiation skills and a persistent attitude to get things done
- Very good English and Swedish language skills, spoken and written
- Solid MS Office skills
- Demonstrable understanding of standard HR metrics e.g. headcount, C&B costs, turnover, resource planning, operational reporting (e.g. sickness and absence).
-You have nerves of steel and understand that boring routines are sometimes part of even the most exiting job
- You are willing to travel, mostly in Sweden and in Scandinavian countries

- Good working knowledge of HR SAP
- Lotus Notes experience
- SHL/CEB or similar assessment accreditation,
We offer: We offer a challenging role in an energetic and forward looking global HR community and an opportunity to grow professionally and develop your career.
A high degree of autonomy to shape your working environment.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
The opportunity to travel and work in a truly global organization.
Additional information: For more information about this position please contact Tuula Sulkumäki, Director EMEA HR Operations, +358 40 5013770, October 24, 1 - 2pm Swedish time and October 25, 1 – 2 pm Swedish time.

Recruitment Process:
We will review applications as we receive them and successful candidates will be invited to complete a short video presentation and an on-line personality questionnaire.

First round interviews will be conducted during the week commencing November 14, 2016.