We are strengthening our Research and Development team with
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...
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.
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.