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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Project Manager

Business line: North America
Country: Canada
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Job description: SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: To manage assigned projects to meet the location objectives in the areas of quality, profitability, performance, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
• Maintain systems, procedures and reports as required for control of project costs with the objective of maintaining or exceeding budgeted profit.
• Establishes project priorities and directs Project Team.
• Monitor Project activities and collaborate with Applications Specialists and Product Manager to ensure customer satisfaction within budgeted costs.
• Project co-ordination and scheduling activities in engineering and design, equipment purchasing, manufacturing, delivery and installation.
• Purchasing activities related to pricing, procurement and delivery of equipment, materials and services including: preparing of tender packages, bid evaluation, and negotiation, preparation of purchase requisitions necessary for formal purchase order preparation.
• Preparation and issue of Operation and Maintenance Instructions to customer.

DRAWING/DESIGN:

• Oversee and co-ordinate activities of assigned Project Team. This includes timely production of drawing/design review, checking and day-to-day guidance of design activities to assure conformance with "as-sold" specifications and customer expectations.
• Responsible for final design and engineering verification with assistance from Product Managers as required.

SALES:

• Seek and process opportunities to extend value of assigned projects including preparation of estimates and proposals related to new sales for these projects.
• Provides Applications Specialists with feedback regarding Customer Satisfaction, potential sales opportunities, Customer developments, etc.

PRODUCT SUPPORT:

• With the overall objective of continuous improvement to product lines, provide Product Managers with feedback concerning design, constructability, costs, etc.


GENERAL:

• Represent and promote the desired image of Valmet by providing Customers with superior quality, service and timely delivery of systems and equipment through effective management of assigned projects.
• Ensure good co-operation with other Valmet Units.
• When called upon, supports development, training and activities of other departments and individuals within the organization.



Requirements: Education: Engineering Degree or Technical Diploma plus 8 to 10 years of experience.
Experience: 5 years related experience preferred in the Pulp and Paper industry.
Travel: 20% - 50%
Other: Good oral and written communication skills. Experience with computer software such as AutoCAD, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, MS Project preferred but not essential. Knowledge of papermaking process/papermaking products preferred.
We offer: Valmet offers you a rewarding position with a global industry leader where you'll have the chance to put your education and experience to good use. As a global industry leader you'll have the ability to work with and learn from colleagues from across North America and around the world.

In addition to competitive wages, Valmet offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as a pension plan, paid vacation, company holidays.

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