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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Global Technology Manager, Roll Covers

Business line: Services
Country: Open
Location: Tampere, Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Cernay, Karlstad or Darmstad (other locations could be available)
Job description: We are looking for Global Technology Manager to drive roll covers top-line growth and market share increase of designated products, solutions and /or technologies globally.

You will lead the global business together with area sales and product managers and together with the global team you will find the best economical and technical solutions for our customer needs.

Main responsibilities:
- Global responsibility for product & concept development as well as product portfolio competitiveness
- Reference management
- Identify growth opportunities and new business approaches
- Active promotion of roll covers to customers and internally
- Global support in technology and sales
- Managing marketing actions such as launching, coordination of training, collecting customer feedback and following up competitors
- Technology transfers to Areas
- Sales planning with Areas
- Active cooperation with Valmet roll cover production units
Requirements: To be successful in this position you should have:
- BSc. or MSc. in engineering or equivalent
- 10+ years of experience in Pulp & Paper industry with demonstrated success in a multi-cultural, international environment.
- Demonstrated understanding of paper, board and tissue making processes, ability to convert customer needs and opportunities into product solutions
- Demonstrated understanding of Pulp & Paper industry manufacturing and business processes
- Strong customer orientation with an ability to quickly build relationships and achieve results individually and in a matrix organizational structure
- Strong motivation with an ability to achieve results under pressure
- Good business acumen with an ability to effectively analyze situations to reach conclusions
- Effective written and oral communication skills in English along with presentation and negotiation skills
- Willingness and ability to travel on an international basis and at times on short notice
We offer: We offer you a challenging global environment and opportunities for professional development.
Additional information: Additional information about this position can be obtained from Sami Remmi, Director, Roll Covers, +358 40 542 8459, best available October 16th and October 26th 8:00-12:00, or sami.remmi at

Please fill out our electronic application form by 31 October.

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