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RDI Manager, Wood Industry
Tikkurila Oyj

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 15.4.2019

We are strengthening our Research and Development team with

RDI Manager, Wood Industry

This position is a key role in executing our strategy towards sustainable portfolio for wood industry. Your main task is to build a team with right capabilities and tools to help our business and portfolio development to win and grow profitably in the selected business segments for wood industry.

Your main responsibilities will include...

  • Participating in creating the strategy for wood industry together with business development and creating R&D team that is able to execute it

  • Leading of Wood Industry Group Expert Team (GET) and managing the resources of the research team

  • To plan, conduct and steer GET Wood Industry RDI projects in Tikkurila group within the given timelines in in cooperation with our portfolio team and customers

  • New and existing product development in GET Wood Industry in order to deliver targeted growth and filling the recognized gaps in the segment.

  • Optimizing formulations and making improvements to increase efficiency and drive down costs

  • To identify new technologies and opportunities in wood industry and to develop innovation culture together with the corresponding business development for the industry

  • Developing a high performing team where communications, activities and responsibilities are shared clearly to meet set targets

  • You will also be part of the RDI management team

To succeed in this role, you have...

  • Extensive knowledge of interior and exterior wood industry products, raw materials, suppliers and application technologies in paint industry
  • Master’s degree in chemistry or any other suitable field

  • Fluent English written and verbal

  • Ability for strategic thinking, self-driven and business attitude

  • Ability to inspire and lead a change

  • Project management and facilitation skills 

  • Good and structured presentation skills

  • This position requires travelling

The position is based preferably in Finland, Poland, Sweden or Russia but other locations can be considered as well. You will report to Jussi Ahola, VP RDI.

We offer you a chance to work with a Nordic market leader in a challenging and international position with an opportunity for professional development, and an inspiring and motivating place to work with great colleagues. 

For more information please contact consultant Timo Toivanen in Taplow Finland +358 40 825 6357. Please send your application with a CV and a salary request no later than 5.5.2019.

Sustainable Nordicness

Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers with quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in around ten countries and our 2,700 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2018, our revenue totaled EUR 562 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Nordic quality from start to finish since 1862.