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

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 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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VP, Pulp & Energy, China Area

Business line: China
Country: China
Location: Shanghai or Beijing is preferred
Job description: - Develop, align and execute the strategy for the Pulp& Energy business in China Area to support the overall Valmet strategy
- Manage and advance Pulp& Energy related business activities in China
- Improve profitability of sold projects
- Develop and strengthen the local organization to drive growth and profitability
- Develop market share and competitiveness of Pulp& Energy business in China
- Improve customer satisfaction and build reference management
- Shared responsibility with BL for on time delivery and quality of Pulp& Energy projects
- Be responsible for occupational health and safety in Pulp& Energy organization
- Follow market trend and competitor information
Requirements: - Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering-related science or paper making with a Master’s Degree preferred.
- A minimum of 10 years of business management experience in a related field and in a position with profit & loss responsibility
- Proven ability to succeed and create profitable solutions, including achieving results in high pressure situations
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English as well as presentation and facilitation skills
- Financial acumen with analytical and P&L skills required
- Successful track record of leadership and sales with an ability to build, inspire and lead teams to achieve goals, with a key requirement being a demonstrated ability to obtain results in a matrix environment.
- Knowledge of key cultural differences and ability to adapt communication style accordingly. Skilled at working across global boundaries. Demonstrated ability to create an environment that respects and encourages cross-cultural collaboration.
- Ability to quickly establish credibility, influence others, build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally
- Willingness and ability to travel, which at times may be heavy and on short notice
- Strong energy business understanding is a plus