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Espoo, FI

Title:  R&D Manager, Analytics

Kemira is a global company providing solutions, chemicals and expertise to water intensive industries around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future.


We are now looking for an innovative, inspiring and result-oriented R&D Manager for our Analytics team. The position is permanent and is based at our R&D Center in Espoo, Finland. 


You will work as a leader for a team of experts working in multiple areas of chemical analytics. This team is supporting data-oriented decision-making, development and trouble-shooting of Kemira R&D projects, our customers as well as our manufacturing units by means of chemical analytics. As a team manager you will set clear targets, follow and evaluate performance, improve safety culture, mentor and coach scientists and technicians and take overall responsibility of a specific laboratory. You are responsible for developing competences of your team members, scout new technologies, explore customer needs and propose new project ideas in your area of competence.

What we offer:

  • Possibility to work in a Global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success
  • Possibility to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a market leader in chemical water treatment and a leading global chemical supplier for pulp and paper industry
  • A unique and exceptional team of world-class experts and colleagues to work with



What you need:

  • Strong commitment and drive to further develop both safety and quality culture
  • You are expected to have MSc/PhD in the area of analytical chemistry, chemistry or other relevant field of technology
  • Experience in coordinating laboratory work tasks, setting targets, and driving performance and competency development within a team is seen as a benefit
  • Experience in Project management is seen as a benefit.
  • Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a multicultural environment, influencing and creating networks with stakeholders globally.
  • Drive for results in helping the team deliver success with our customers
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken English and/or Finnish


Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than December 7th 2021, at For more information, please contact Sampo Lahtinen, VP, R&D and Technology EMEA by email or by phone +358 40 516 2204 on Nov 22nd, 2021, between 10:00-11:00 or on Nov 25th, 2021, between 9:00-10:00 (EET).


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.