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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 / Release manager, software supply center

Business line: Automation
Country: Finland
Location: Tampere
Job description: Will you be the key person in our team developing and delivering future industrial applications? This role provides excellent opportunity to work with different stakeholders and to be part of a team that produces new software products. As a Project/Release manager in software supply center (Application expert center team - AEC), you are responsible for managing industrial software products creation and delivery. You provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders.

You will be key person planning, coordinating and driving that our new industrial software products will meet scope, schedule and are resourced as required. Your role and focus is on managing the work backlog and product releases in close cooperation with our product management, software development teams, R&D release manager, pilot project teams and other stakeholders. You will take care that problems are solved quickly to make sure that development progresses as planned. You will make sure that backlog is always up to date and you are responsible for work prioritization and daily team work guidance. You apply and further develop the product creation processes together with the team.

In this role you
• are managing the up-to-date work backlog of the team including prioritization
• lead, communicate and follow the progress of product creation work (from specification to testing)
• are directing the targeted product release scope (set by product management) and are running the release process and steering (quality gates) following existing procedures
• manage risks systematically
• align prioritization with release phases as well as align and manage gradual implementation of the targeted product structure and concepts with product managers, R&D and other stakeholders
• provide coordination with R&D release manager and pilot project teams
Requirements: To be successful in this role, you should have 5+ years of experience on software R&D and you should be able to analyze, plan, implement plans into actions (ask the right questions to make sure things get done) and drive efforts on multiple fronts.

You like to work with people and you are eager to continuously improve things. You will also support and motivate your colleagues. You have good social skills and you like to work in the dynamic environment to align things between organizations. You have excellent skills to co-ordinate, plan and organize complex tasks. You are result and target orientated, you can make quick analyses and make decision quickly enough based on facts.

Experience as a release manager, product owner, technical team lead or project manager would be beneficial. You have hands-on experience on agile and lean methods. You have solid organizational skills, and you can communicate in various environments with other teams and stakeholders. You are fluent in English and in Finnish.

We offer: We offer you an exciting opportunity to be in the key role to implement our strategy and work with future Automation platform products. You will be an important part of a skilled team that values your contribution and is willing to support your desire for learning. Welcome onboard to take the next step in your career!

Additional information: Did we catch your interest? Please contact Jarmo Bäcklund, Application Expert Center Concept Owner +358 40 750 3888,

Join our team and send your application with your CV and salary request latest on 19th August 2018.

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