Global R&D Head of Process Technology / Roal Oy, Rajamäki
ROAL Oy is a joint venture of Associated British Foods PLC (UK) and Altia Corporation and it is a leading company in the enzymes business worldwide. It is a reliable partner for customers in the food, feed and industrial enzymes businesses. Product excellence and innovation are among Roal's key strengths and their customers value these highly. Roal's production facilities in Finland are located in Rajamäki, Nurmijärvi. R&D is divided over two locations, Rajamäki and Darmstadt, Germany. Roal Oy currently employs approximately 180 enzyme professionals in different fields.
We are now looking for a highly motivated
Global R&D Head of Process Technology
to lead our Global R&D Process Technology organisation and to take the role as a Pilot Plant Manager of our brand-new Pilot Plant in Rajamäki. Your Process Technology organization consists of three R&D teams, two of which in Finland and one in Darmstadt. As a member of the R&D Leadership team you will, together with the Process Technology team leaders and the Production organization, drive the further development and implementation of the R&D Process Technology strategy aimed at further improving our process capabilities as well as capturing the full potential of the new Pilot Plant. You will report in this role to the Global R&D Director. The position is new, permanent, and located in Rajamäki, Finland, while regular traveling to Darmstadt is also critical to develop ONE global Process Technology team.
We require from you a PhD degree or a Master's degree in (bio-)process engineering, biotechnology or related technology/engineering fields. You have substantial work experience in a leading role in (bio-)process engineering preferably in industry. We expect you to have a profound understanding of biotechnological production processes: Fermentation, Down Stream Processing and Formulation, most preferably in enzyme production. You are a strategic thinker with strong implementation skills. You are an experienced leader, self-motivated, with a proven track record in building strong teams, driving continuous development and delivering results. You are a true team player and a clear communicator, both technical and non-technical as well as being fluent in English language (Finnish and German language skills are certainly a plus.)
We offer you a challenging and multifaceted employment opportunity with a long-term perspective in a fast-growing leading company in the enzyme industry. Our international working environment will offer you the opportunity to further develop yourself both personally and professionally while you, through this senior leadership position, will have a key role in shaping the future of process technology in ROAL. Do we have your attention?
For more information, please contact Global R&D Director Hans van den Hombergh, tel. +49 159 0435 6608.
You can also contact MPS Consultants Heidi Palo on Wednesday Oct 14 at 15–16, tel. +358 20 746 9628 or Hanna Ruohonen on Friday Oct 16 at 14–15, tel. +358 20 746 9470.
Please fill in the application form in English and attach your CV with expected salary via the application button by October 25, 2020.