Product Development Manager, Helsinki

At Valio, people have always looked forward. As forerunners of the dairy and food industry, we make life better with our sustainably produced quality products. We have a warm and supporting company culture. The expertise of our employees is the key to our success, and we want to give you the best ingredients for success. 

At Valio, you can make an impact on tomorrow’s food culture. Innovativeness and teamwork are the core of Valio R&D.

Are you the next member of our innovative team? We are currently looking for a Product Development Manager to our Juices and Plant based products team based in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki.

You are a person with strong teamwork and analytical problem-solving skills, and you have shown capability to successfully work in changing circumstances. This position requires close cooperation with other R&D teams, product groups, production, sourcing and subsidiaries and as well as with external partners, and is an ideal opportunity for personal development. You will lead a small and effective team of innovative R&D professionals.

Your main responsibilities will be: 

• Managing and coordinating the product development of Juices and Plant based products

• Developing the skills and competencies in your team 

• Maintaining an active dialogue with all relevant stakeholders 

Success in the position requires: 

• Suitable university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent)

• Experience from product development and production processes in relevant food industry 

• Ability to see and manage the big picture 

• Ability for constructive cooperation in a matrix organization

• Good leadership and management skills 

• Good teamwork and communication skills 

• Experience from international projects is beneficial

• Fluent Finnish and English

We offer you:

• A position where you can show your skills in creating and developing world-class products and processes

• An opportunity to be part of exciting journey to develop and internationalize plant based Oddlygood -portfolio  

• Challenges that give you opportunities to grow every day and develop your expertise

• Inspiring work in a big team with skilled and supportive colleagues

• The tools to innovate together with our team and as an individual 

For more information, please contact SVP Product development (Food) Saara Pöyri, tel. +358 50 3013611, on Thursday January 14th at 10-11, on Monday January 18th at 10.30-11.30 and on Monday January 25th at 10.30-11.30.

Applications: We are eagerly waiting for you to join us! Please send your application, including CV, resumes and salary request, by 31.1.2021 by the application link.

At Valio, we work together to make life better. Our innovative community develops and produces nutritious food products that are loved by our customers in 60 countries. We are Finland's biggest food exporter. We are driven by responsible mindset in everything that we do, and together with our partners, our goal is to make our milk carbon neutral by 2035.

Valio is a company owned by Finnish family farmers, employing over 4,000 people around the world in various career fields. Our priority is that our people can grow and develop in their work, and we want to give them the best ingredients for doing it.

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Application period starts: 2021-01-08 12:00Application period ends: 2021-01-31 23:59

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