Project Manager, Food Business Unit, Helsinki

At Valio, people have always looked forward. Today, we are an ambitions and international food company whose products are sold in 60 countries. We encourage our people to experiment and learn, and we are proud of our warm and supporting company culture. 

We are now looking for extra muscles with a bright mind to join our passionate and innovative, can-do team. Would you be the perfect fit? We have a permanent position for a fresh academic graduate with a degree in business/food science to work with us in our Food Business Unit. This could be your chance of a lifetime to take off your career with top Finnish brands and an opportunity to work in a dynamic international environment.  

Valio’s Food Business Unit was formed in 2019. It focuses on developing plant-based foods (e.g. Valio Oddlygood®), juices (e.g. Gefilus, Hedelmätarha), jams, trading products and other selected ventures in national and international scope. This position is perfect for a person who has a commercial and strategic mindset, a positive hands-on can-do attitude and who is eager to learn. Take this unique opportunity to develop your expertise & career in a food industry!

In your role as a Project manager, you will work in designated plant-based projects supporting and assisting our Business and Category Managers. You will participate in and contribute to developing the portfolio in a result-oriented manner in line with the category and Valio business strategies. Your work will vary from business analysis to hands-on work with different stakeholders within Valio. Be ready to show your potential and shine - the more you deliver, the more responsibilities you will get!


• Strategic, business-oriented thinking and analytical skills

• Growth-driven mentality, self-driven

• Open-minded and creative mindset, courage to bring new ideas to the table

• Tolerance of tight schedules and fast changing situations, good prioritization skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and inspire others

• Willing to learn in an international environment and in cross-functional teams

• An academic degree in business, food science or another relevant field /or will graduate soon 

• Language skills: fluent Finnish and English, other languages are an advantage

• Experience in international environment (studying or working) appreciated 

• Previous experience in working with business analytics and/or product management would be an advantage

We offer you:

• An opportunity to show your potential in a unique, large and beloved Finnish brand house 

• Challenges & opportunities that help you grow every day

• Chance to make your mark in an inspiring, challenging job, with the support of a strong organization

• Learn from experienced colleagues and refresh us with your thoughts! We support you in developing your expertise and give you the best tools for it. 

• We hope that in the future you could grow into Business Manager’s role or some other position within Valio 

For more information, please call our Category Manager Johanna Olli / tel. 040 4803778 /22.2. at 15-16 and 24.2. at 15-16 or 2.3. at 15-16 and 4.3. at 15-16. She will be happy to answer any additional questions and tell you more about this role.

Please send your application by 7.3.2021 via the application link or Please note that the interviews start as soon as potential candidates have been found. 

At Valio, we work together to make life better. Our innovative community develops and produces nutritious food products that are loved by our consumers 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: 2021-02-18 17:00Application period ends: 2021-03-07 23:59