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Country:  Finland
City:  Imatra

Imatra, FI Skoghall, SE Varkaus, FI Helsinki, FI Oulu, FI Heinola, FI Fors, SE Inkeroinen, FI Stockholm, SE

Job Family:  Common
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Packaging Materials

Operations Development Process Manager

We are now looking for an Operations Development Process Manager to join our Packaging Materials division. This position is based in Finland or Sweden and involves regular visits to the division’s mills which are located in Heinola, Imatra, Inkeroinen, Oulu, Varkaus, Skoghall, Fors, Antwerp, Ostroleka and Beihai. The role is part of a multinational team of Operations Development experts and reports to Operations Development Director.


Career for a better climate. Every day.


Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our fiber-based materials are renewable, recyclable and fossil free. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on finite resources. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. 


About the position 


The main objective in this role is to identify and utilise synergies within the division and provide coaching to the operational leaders and employees, and as a direct result, strengthen our operational performance. Your work involves creating continuous improvement programs and concepts (theory into practice) together with the Operations Development team and mills.


In addition, you are responsible for the implementation of our continuous improvement strategy, processes and programs. Monitoring and analysis of the current operations performance at the mills and in the division is the foundation of your work. Conducting Continuous Improvement audits together with operation leaders and visiting mills as much as needed in order to provide support and coaching constitute a significant part of your role. 


What we offer 


We believe that our employees are key to our success. We offer a total rewards package to engage and motivate our employees, including elements such as compensation, employee benefits, professional development, growth opportunities, recognition and wellbeing. Joining us, you will get to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company. 


In this versatile role as Operations Development Process Manager we offer an excellent opportunity to contribute to the continuous improvement of our Packaging Materials mill operations and how our renewable materials are produced. In this role you are able to see the impacts of your input in a very concrete way.


Who we are looking for  


We are looking for a person with a strong track record in driving change and implementing Lean principals including leadership focus and measurable results. You have excellent interpersonal and proven leadership skills with the ability to involve, motivate and inspire others. You are committed to achieving results and possess strong analytical skills combined with a systematic hands-on approach. This role requires readiness to travel regularly.


Skills and qualifications needed in the role: 

  • More than five years of experience in a relevant field (Operations development, Lean etc.) 
  • Technical knowledge and experience in pulp, paper or board production, preferably in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or economics
  • Fluent English skills, both oral and written

Our culture and work towards a more sustainable future is based on these themes which, we hope, will resonate with you as well: 

  • Create customer value: Demonstrates drive to create value for our customers by understanding their needs and our capabilities. 
  • Drive Business Performance: Demonstrates the ability to translate strategy to action by making decisions, delivering results and proactively looking for new business opportunities. 
  • Do what's right: Lives by and stands up for our values. Treats everyone fairly and respectfully and acts with integrity according to our Code.  
  • Inspire and motivate: Inspires and motivates by providing a clear direction towards a compelling future, offering clarity and support along the journey. 


Additional information 


Please submit your application via our recruitment system latest by 24 October 2021. Questions can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Tiina Valanto, tiina.valanto@storaenso.com. We accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system.  


What happens after you apply?  


To prepare yourself for our recruitment process, please explore the page provided: https://www.storaenso.com/en/careers/applying-for-a-job 


The Packaging Materials division is a global leader in the circular economy with our premium renewable and recyclable packaging materials based on both virgin and recycled fiber. Addressing the needs of today's eco-conscious consumers, we help customers replace fossil-based materials with low-carbon, renewable and recyclable alternatives for their food and drink, pharmaceutical or transport packaging. A wide selection of barrier coatings enables design optimisation for various demanding packaging end-uses.


Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23 000 people and have sales in more than 50 countries. Our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges. 


See our film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUElPYaxgqs&t


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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