Development Managers, Pulp Operations Development and Support

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 27.6.2019

We are now looking for three Development Managers, Pulp Operations Development and Support to join our Biorefining team. You will be based at one of our Finnish pulp mills in Pietarsaari, Lappeenranta or Kuusankoski. 

UPM Biorefining business area leverages the synergies of Pulp, Timber and Biofuels businesses. Focusing on growth, UPM Biorefining creates value and new business opportunities from wood and biomass originating solely from sustainable sources. UPM’s spearhead project is its new Biofuels business.  UPM Biorefining has modern production sites in Finland which are closely integrated in four areas covering three pulp mills, four sawmills and the biorefinery, as well as wood sourcing and forestry operations. In Uruguay, UPM runs pulp mill and plantation operations.

Greetings from your future manager

“Now there is a unique opportunity for you who are genuinely interested in high-quality products and world-leading pulp production! Join us and become part of our team – where you will have a significant role and the opportunity to develop in your personal career.” – Niklas Keskinen

What you’ll do

As Development Manager, you will work in mill environment in close cooperation with our mill personnel as well as interact with our customers in quality development projects ensuring right product quality and competitiveness process and product solutions. You will be part of a new R&D and Technical Service organization formed to strengthen technical and development support to our customers and own pulp mills.

You will focus either on chemical recovery departments and energy production, fiber line departments or raw material departments. You will develop and implement strategies and long-term development plans to ensure the competitiveness now and in the future.

  • Your way of working will be transparent and you will cooperate with all mills and sourcing aiming to find and implement resource efficient best practices
  • You ensure continual improvement in process and quality development and cost efficiency by applying principles of efficient full run and customer engagement
  • You manage several overlapping projects in different phases at one time
  • You will be responsible for coaching and development of employee in the area of your expertise

Who you are

  • You have M.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent and minimum five years’ experience from pulp production
  • You have good interpersonal & communication skills in both Finnish and English, other languages a plus
  • You have ability to be self-directed and have demonstrated project management skills in setting priorities and delegating, analytical problem solving, and facilitating in a team environment
  • You showcase achievement, accountability, collaboration, agility and passion in your behaviors

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.
  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organization 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 throughout every stage of your career.
  • 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 do not hesitate to contact Niklas Keskinen, Senior Product Manager, by phone +358405852781 or by email

Please apply via our UPM career pages to the location and the position that you are interested in and attach your CV and cover letter latest 21st of July, 2019.

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

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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1280331
  • Työsuhde: Vakituinen työsuhde
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuosoite: www-osoite
  • Sijainti: Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Pietarsaari