FINLAND NEEDS WORLD CLASS INNOVATIONS. TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN, WE NEED A VISIONARY PERSON WHO BRINGS INSPIRATION AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP TO THE CLEANTECH SECTOR.
Finland is one of the best in the world at promoting green entrepreneurship and cleantech innovation, according to the Global Cleantech Innovation Index. We have diverse know-how, technologies and innovation activities that enable growth in the international markets. Business Finland has several ongoing cleantech programs and campaigns (Smart Energy, Batteries from Finland, Sampo – Produced in Finland), where we are helping, supporting and challenging the Finnish cleantech industry to grow and go global. We are building networks and ecosystems to boost the competitiveness of Finnish companies and to bring investments to Finland.
Climate change is causing huge challenges for people and economies. There is an urgent need for clean energy and sustainable low carbon solutions, which also creates enormous business opportunities. Furthermore, digitalization enables the creation of intelligent and clean business concepts. Finland and Finnish companies can be trailblazers and get their share of the growing markets.
You will be responsible for the cleantech program portfolio and the development of program activities.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU
You are a person who thinks big, gets excited and shows passion. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities for you and you thrive on challenge and recognize unforeseen opportunities. You reason and communicate your views comprehensively, if necessary boldly. You are a visible opinion leader and experienced team-worker, who believes in cooperation and networking.
Additionally, you are willing to work across various boundaries in creating and renewing both long-term innovations as well as short-term activities. We also appreciate the ability to negotiate and influence in the national and international context. You are able to use different media channels effectively and to present your case even on a big stage. We expect you to have knowledge of business and innovation and an academic degree. You are also fluent in Finnish and in English.
THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER
Business Finland offers a unique vantage point to the whole spectrum of business life in Finland and around the world. With us, you are at the center of business life, research and decision-making. At Business Finland, you will help Finnish companies to enter global markets and shape the domestic competitive environment to be more attractive to investments. Our work has a significant impact on the future of the Finnish economy and society as a whole.
We have a vast range of knowledge and expertise. Our community is full of people who are leading experts in their fields. As part of an international and multicultural work environment, you will meet colleagues from different countries and get opportunities to learn about different industries. As a diverse organization, we can offer interesting work assignments and possibly fulfill your professional dreams.
The position is located in Helsinki. As part of the recruitment process, we will be carrying out a security clearance check on a successful candidate with his/her con-sent in accordance with the Security Clearance Act 726/2014 of Finland. For more information on security clearance procedure and individual’s rights, please visit: https://www.supo.fi/security_clearances.
Please fill your job application and submit your salary request by 24th of February at the latest.
For more information, contact Jarmo Heinonen, Senior Director, Ecosystems, Cleantech, Tel. +358 (0)50 5577 790
Business Finland generates growth and wellbeing by helping Finnish companies to grow faster, go global and develop new innovations. At the same time, we create dynamic innovation environments that attract international companies, know-how and investments to Finland.
If you are looking for world-class opportunities with stimulating challenges, join us in creating new success stories and shaping the future of Finland.
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