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Metsä Spring

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 10.8.2018

Metsä Group is a forerunner in bioeconomy based on renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group’s current businesses focus on wood supply and forest services, solid wood products, pulp, biochemicals, paperboards, tissue and cooking papers, as well as renewable energy in various forms. In 2017, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion. Metsä Group employs approximately 9,000 people in some 30 countries.

More information about Metsä Group can be found at:  http://www.metsagroup.fi

METSÄ SPRING - An Innovation Company

Metsä Group founded Metsä Spring Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in May 2018. The new innovation company will, together with partner organisations, try to identify and develop new business opportunities within sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. More specifically, Metsä Spring is looking for business ideas that are one final step from business proof-of-concept. To reach the proof-of-concept state, Metsä Spring is willing to invest both financial as well as other resources into the selected cases.

The cases of interest can be aiming at both manufacturing-based, as well as service-based businesses (e.g. new digital solutions). Furthermore, the cases should be such that they would, if successful, potentially be increasing the value for Metsä Group’s stakeholders. In the long run, Metsä Spring, as a company, wants to become the preferred partner in the development of new business opportunities within the forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.

More information about Metsä Spring can be found at:  http://www.metsaspring.fi

To build up and strengthen the innovation-driven activities of Metsä Spring, the CEO is now looking for a  


to the office of Metsä Spring located in the heart of the internationally-acknowledged Otaniemi innovation campus in Espoo, Finland. Although backed up by a large company, Metsä Spring is itself in an early start-up phase and has just begun to build its organisation and the needed processes.

The Wingman will have a central role in promoting Metsä Spring in Finland and abroad, as well as in identifying and further developing the potential business ideas. He/She, as the third employee of Metsä Spring, will also have a crucial role in building up the internal processes of the new company. More specifically, whilst some of the processes and systems will be adopted from the parent company, other processes and ways-of-working must be developed from scratch.

The Wingman´s responsibilities also include due diligence of possible investment objects and evaluating their worth and potential for growth. Furthermore, the responsibilities also include identifying potential exit strategies, creating the selection criteria to be used and consulting in financing issues. Notably, it is naturally not expected that the he/she is a top expert in all the fields mentioned above. Hence, further recruitments will be considered, so that the needed competences are available within Metsä Spring in due time.


To succeed in this position, you should have:

  • vast experience of new business development, especially from a start-up company perspective and/or with a focus on so-called demonstration projects, both preferably related to industry-type of businesses
  • insight in different financing models and instruments applicable for start-up companies and/or demonstration projects
  • broad networks in the areas mentioned above in Finland, but preferably also internationally
  • understanding of innovation management and innovation pipelines
  • fluent skills in English, preferably also in Finnish (however not necessary)
  • an urge to play a key role in finding new, more sustainable solutions for the Finnish bioeconomy and circular economy

As a person you:

  • are positive, innovative and open-minded
  • are comfortable working as a team, but also have capabilities to carry responsibilities alone
  • are action, development and result-oriented and good at prioritisation
  • have good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • have tolerance to cope with dynamics of changing environments
  • are not afraid of failed innovations.

Metsä Spring offers you an international, inspiring and dynamic working environment with challenging tasks and the possibility to create new sustainable and renewable future business within the forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. It is a unique opportunity to join the innovation company at this early start-up phase. Metsä Group also provides a strong commitment as the owner of Metsä Spring and is looking for results in the long-term rather than focusing on quick wins.

For further information please contact Göran Hernberg tel. +358 10 320 2410 (goran.hernberg@compasshrg.fi)


To apply, please send your application and salary request along with your CV with reference "Wingman” by clicking the button below by 2.9.2018 https://bit.ly/2vxPcQ7