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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Technology Manager, Paper Business Unit

Business line: North America
Country: USA
Location: Appleton, WI or Duluth, GA
Job description: This position is a great fit for a highly technical and experienced individual in the paper making process who loves talking to customers and supporting large projects. The purpose of this role is to assure the presence of sufficient paper making know-how in the sales and delivery process for the achievement of the customer's and Valmet's targeted production, quality, and cost objectives.

In this position, you will provide technical sales support on large industrial paper machinery projects. You will work with Product Managers to ensure the quotation and sales concept is correct and value added for our customers. You will be asked to present your technology area to the customers in order to confidently communicate the necessary solution. You will work on performance guarantees and negotiate these terms with the customer for a win-win outcome.

You will also be responsible for ensuring our contracts and agreements with our customers are fulfilled and within budgetary guidelines. This process includes strategic partnership development with our customers which will continue our life cycle relationship well into the years to come.

An excellent communicator will provide assertive feedback to the organization on the success of our projects and development requirements. You will also participate and provide expertise on customer trials.

Other areas this position will work in will be competitor tracking, reference tracking, and technical support for sales.
Requirements: In order to perform this job successfully, you should have a technical background in the paper making process. A process or mechanical engineering degree and 7+ years of industry experience is typically required at minimum. Excellent communication, influence, and persuading skills are needed in this role.
We offer: A highly competitive compensation and benefits package, and an opportunity to work for a global leader in the industry.