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 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 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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Paper Technology Manager

Business line: China
Country: China
Location: Guangzhou
Job description: Job Summary
Paper technology management considering customer needs and terms of delivery, starting from sales phase to the end of the warranty period. Technology manager is also responsible of Reference Management of the selected paper and board machines lines.

• Main duty is to assist Mill Improvements and Services in offering technical solutions and having mills under continuous monitoring by effective Reference management
• Participate sales and to project work by giving “customers” view
• Define customers’ needs, worries and goals
• Convince the customer of Valmet’s technical superiority together with the Sales, Mill Improvement teams and other stakeholders
• The selection of technology together with the sales and application managers. Define the most cost effective proposal to meet the customers’ needs and review the offered scope
• The co-ordination and writing performance guarantees
• Prepare and give technology presentations
• In rebuild cases, coordinate the necessary process analysis for the existing paper or board making line
• Collect the information for valid references for the sales project
• Communicate, transfer, and interpret process data with the customer
• The risk analyses (technical portion) and risk management together with a specific teams
• The preparation of Performance Agreements
• Monitor competitor’s technical concepts and actions
• Understand the local paper markets and dominant technical practices
• Keep personal contact with selected mills in China, learn their needs, financial status, investment plans, and help them in improving their operations through new purchases of equipment or services.

Job Duties & Responsibilities in project phase
Technology manager will lead the uniform and high-quality execution of the paper technology to ensure the good production and quality development of the project as well as the quick achievement and fulfillment of performance targets. The objective is to obtain high customer satisfaction efficiently. Paper technology manager will operate as the primary Valmet contact in the customer interface in paper technology, concept and performance guarantee related matters.

• The leadership of the project together with the project manager
• The creation of the start-up plan together with the start-up manager
• Process and paper quality optimization planning
• The leadership of the troubleshooting work
• The follow up and fulfillment of the guarantees
• Lead and participate in Performance Agreements
• Joining start-ups in Improvement projects and in a new lines if required
Requirements: • About 10 years experience on paper or board machines
• Former Pulp and Paper education from a university
• Working English skills
• Initiative
• Good negotiation and cooperative skills, product knowledge and wide experience of the project operations are very important and obligate
• Good presentation skills in front of challenging audience are needed
• Willing to travel mainly in China about 60% of the time
• Economical knowledge: business knowledge of own and customer companies are needed
• Good skill in leadership and management
Additional information: Please send your application attached with your resume in our recruitment system or mail to China Recruitment Manager before Apr 30, 2018