Business Controller, Sourcing

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 7.9.2021

Are you looking to join a dynamic, innovation-driven, international company, building a better future for us all? UPM leads the forest based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven, and exciting future. The competence, integrity and drive of our people make us unique. We live by our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage.


We are now looking for a Business Controller, Sourcing for a permanent position located in Tampere, Finland.


Greetings from your future colleague

“I have really enjoyed working for UPM, since our people have a shared passion to work together to achieve our vision about forest-based bioindustry. You will get constantly opportunities to grow and challenge yourself. The wide range of different talents make the development faster from both business and personal perspectives. It is pretty amazing that our businesses are based on renewable resource, wood, which means that our work also contributes for solving global challenges. Welcome aboard!”  - Mikko Hankamäki, Business Controller

What you’ll do 

Your main accountabilities will include:

  • Responsible for development and support of performance management in Sourcing, including private markets, B2B and import market

  • Support strategic and tactical level planning with high quality analysis and scenario work

  • Drive and support development of end-to-end business processes and related tools

  • Drive and support continuous quality and efficiency / cost management improvements

  • Enterprise risk management process and development of risk management


Who you are

  • You have a Master’s degree in business or equivalent and minimum 5 years of relevant work experience

  • You are fluent in English and Finnish languages

  • You have an analytical mind and high competence in analytical tools (Tableu/Lavastorm/Alteryx)

  • You understand market theories, knowledge of Baltic rim wood market is an advance

  • You have proven competence in risk assessment and scenario calculation

  • You have proven your influencing skills and ability to lead others in networks

  • Your way of working is development oriented, proactive and co-operative


This is what we offer for you

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage.

  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organisation that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.

  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development.

  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.


Additional Information

For further information please contact Eeva Niiranen, Director, Business Control at or tel. +358405328664.

Please apply via the link and attach your CV and cover letter by 23 September 2021. We will start going through the applications already during application period so please submit your application as soon as possible.

For support with submitting your application, please contact the HR Service Center at or tel. +358204146600.

A security background check may be performed for those selected to UPM positions, in accordance with the company recruitment guidelines and the Security Clearance Act 726/2014.

UPM is a non-smoking workplace in Finland.


We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 18,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 8.6 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils.

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