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Country:  Finland
City:  Helsinki

Helsinki, FI Stockholm, SE

Job Family:  Strategy
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Wood Products

Manager, Strategy and Business Development

We are looking for a Manager, Strategy and Business Development to join the Wood Products Strategy team of six professionals. You will report to the VP Strategy and Business Development. This position can be based either in Helsinki or Stockholm. Working from other Wood Products locations can also be discussed.


In this role you will manage strategy development in Wood Products Division in tight co-operation with business management to identify, screen and select the most attractive business development initiatives for implementation. You will provide analysis and reports on the competitive environment of the global wood products markets to be utilised in the strategic decision making. In addition, managing concept and prefeasibility studies for strategic investments and investigating M&A opportunities as an alternative implementation route for growth plans.


What we offer


With our values, “Lead and Do what’s right”, we endeavour to set an example in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more can we do, what can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company. As Manager, Strategy and Business Development you get to support the expanding usage of our Building Solutions and other Wood Products in a global environment.




Are you the one? We are looking for a proactive and service-minded person with minimum of five years of experience in strategy or business development as well as knowledge of wood products manufacturing processes and markets. University degree in economics or engineering forms the basis of your expertise. You communicate fluently in English while other languages are considered as an advantage. Ability to travel mainly within Europe is also required in this role.


To continue to drive a strong culture we are looking at a number of behaviours in each individual which is based upon our leadership themes set forth for driving our renewable materials agenda: 

•    Customer Needs; Keeps up to date with market factors impacting our business and enhance or invent new products and solutions, always considering the customer and consumers perspective.  
•    Business Acumen; Clear understanding of key financial and productivity metrics driving business value across our business as a whole. Has the ability to make decisions quickly on the basis of incomplete information and takes responsibility for own decisions. 
•    Do what’s right; Takes responsibility for Stora Enso being a global company that is ethical, safe and free from harassment and discrimination. Acts as an example of Stora Enso’s values and Code of Conduct – in difficult times as well as good times. 
•    Inspire & Motivate; Inspires team members in believing in the way forward and encourages a collaborative & communicative working environment. Actively seeks to understand the key motivators of others with the aim to make them grow and perform.


Additional Information


Please submit your application via our recruitment system latest by March 12. Hiring manager, VP Strategy and Business Development Olli Oksanen, olli.oksanen@storaenso.com, is happy to answer your questions about the position. Questions regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Tiina Valanto, +358 50 5185564, tiina.valanto@storaenso.com, best available on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. CET. Please note that we accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system. 
Prospective employees are screened for drug use in the pre-employment examination.


The Wood Products division is the largest sawn wood producer in Europe and a leading provider of sustainable wood-based solutions for the construction industry. Our growing Building Solutions business offers building concepts to support low-carbon construction and eco-friendly designs. We develop digital tools to simplify the designing of building projects with wood. We also offer applications for windows, doors and for packaging industries, and our pellets provide a sustainable heating solution.


We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Stora Enso is an equal opportunity employer and follows non-discriminatory practices.

Based on the location and level of the position the normal recruitment process could in addition entail, video interview, aptitude tests, and pre-employment actions such as; background checks, references, health check-up and drug test as part of the final stages. You will be informed to what is applicable to the role during the recruitment process. 

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