Manager Material Development, Stora Enso Sweden Karlstad

Stora Enso in brief Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. Our customers include packaging producers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested.

Värmlands län, Karlstad
Industri, produktion
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The Material Development unit develops new materials for packaging applications with special focus on cellulose based renewable materials to replace plastics and aluminum. The team also produces demonstrators of the developed materials in its potential applications. Members in the team are working in or managing projects within the whole scope of developing and introducing new material to the market. The team is also a key contact point for external R&D providers in the operational field of the team as well as providing services to other Stora Enso units within the competences of the team.

Your responsibility will be to manage the R&D unit, Material Development, in order to allocate the department resources and competencies such as lab, pilot or production unit trials to produce base materials for demonstrators and product prototypes as well as for excellence in project handling. 

You will be a member of R&D Management Team and support the creation of R&D contracts with strategic R&D partners and customers. You will be responsible of mapping the Research Area regarding external R&D and take part in steering groups in relevant internal and external forums. 

Location: Karlstad research center, Karlstad Sweden
Schedule: Full time
Organization: Innovation and R&D, Consumer boards

Reports to the Head of R&D, Innovation and R&D, Consumer Boards.

To be able to handle the responsibility’s we see that you have 7 years’ experience in demanding R&D positions including Management in the pulp and paper industry. Experience in larger projects and/or line management is a merit.
You have a MSc education or corresponding knowledge. A PhD degree in a key competence is regarded as a merit.

For the position you need good knowledge of Stora Enso products, its processing, cost-base and end-use. Good analytical skills. Maintain and develop a world-wide network in pulp and paper R&D. 
You have good communications skills and share relevant information with other resource providers, internal stakeholders and customers. You are fluent in English, orally and in writing.

As a person you like to develop ideas for improvement of existing, and development of new, packaging material products and related production processes in line with the Divisional R&D Agenda and Strategy.

The final application date is 11th of March, please apply as soon as possible as selection and interviews are ongoing. Please note that we only accept applications via Stora Enso'sareer Pages.

We have made our media selection for this recruitment and therefore declines contact with advertisers and sales staff for recruitment services.

No applications registered on Manpower/Experis websites will be included in the recruitment process.

Contact person
For more information regarding the position please contact Jan Lif, Head of R&D, Consumer Boards, ph +46 (0)706882690.

In this recruitment, Stora Enso cooperates with Manpowergroup Solutions, a sister company of Experis. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us: +46 (0) 8 764 24 40.

Union representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer, Per Andersson +46 (0) 70 578 18 74
Unionen, Lena Tollnerius +46 (0) 70 385 31 93