Helsinki, FI

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Title:  Manager, Environmental Safety and Sustainability

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference. Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.              



We are looking for an experienced Environmental and Sustainability Manager with special focus on climate management to our Global EHSQ organization.


Kemira Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) drives our vision for zero harm to people and environment, and commitment to high quality. The team works towards becoming world-class in EHSQ through setting global standards, impacting behaviors, making constant improvements and increasing awareness.  


In this role you will take responsibility for managing, developing, implementing and executing wide range of environmental activities. Your main focus area would be to develop and coordinate Climate related actions and lead Kemira’s Climate Action program on Global level. You will be the subject matter expert in this area, supporting Kemira’s sustainability transformation strategy. This position is based in Finland.  


Main accountabilities:

  • Opportunities to influence Kemira business strategies for growth and new market opportunities
  • Develop Kemira’s Global approach to Climate management and lead Kemira’s Climate Action program.
  • Environmental data collection from Kemira sites and data management and analysis with focus on Climate
  • Close collaboration with relevant Kemira functions and segments including e.g. manufacturing, energy manager, sourcing, product lines and R&D
  • Reporting including participation in Kemira’s annual sustainability reporting (Climate chapter in accordance with CSRD, CDP Climate and Ecovadis)
  • Sustain Kemira’s ISO 14001 certification
  • As a member of Global EHSQ team you will support the team in environmental management development and execution


What you will bring to the team:


  • Minimum Masters level university degree preferably in environmental sciences, chemistry, engineering, biology or other applicable field along with strong technical and commercial understanding 
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in chemical industry or other process industry or consultancy of these industries.
  • Proven strong experience in Climate and energy management including knowledge and implementation of Climate related frameworks (including GHG Protocol, Science Based Targets, etc.) and regulations (example European Climate Law, ETS, EU Taxonomy, etc.) and good understanding on coming regulations, forthcoming industry expectations and frameworks
  • Experience in mandatory  and voluntary Sustainability reporting frameworks like GRI, CSRD, CDP and EcoVadis
  • Data analysis skills using sustainability software (like Sphera SCCS) or other BI tools
  • Experience in ISO 14001 EMS management
  • Experience in projects climate related ESG evaluations associated with M&As and investments
  • Additional skills in any other environmental area (like water, circularity, biodiversity) are good additional competences
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently
  • Problem solving skills and eye for detail
  • Strong proven performance in project management in matrix organization  
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English (written and spoken), other language skills are beneficial
  • Flexibility to travel – approximately 10-20%


What you can expect from us:  


  • Opportunities to influence business strategies for growth and new market opportunities
  • An excellent opportunity to be part of the team to learn and report in line with latest environmental and other sustainability regulatory reporting trends to fulfil different stakeholders reporting needs, to master the latest state-of-the-art tools and to make impact on climate emissions reductions
  • Great opportunities for personal and professional growth in internal environment
  • A development and growth focused global working culture appreciating collaboration 
  • Best-in-class colleagues, expertise and collaboration tools that let you perform at your best
  • Employers who is driving  sustainability transformation and that is aligned with the global climate action agenda by committing to science-based emission reduction targets
  • Flexible opportunity to work in hybrid mode at home and office
  • Attractive benefits package


This role reports to VP, EHSQ and will be in Kemira locations in the EU, preferably in our headquarters in Helsinki. You will have the flexibility to organize your work between office and remote, in a hybrid work culture. 

For more information, please contact: Anne Helenius-Heir, VP EHSQ by email anne.helenius-heir@kemira.com or by phone +358 400 430 722 on 3 June 2024 at 9-10 or or 6 June 2024 at 16-18.


Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than 16 June 2024 at kemira.com/careers. 


Join Kemira to create better every day. Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our diverse and inclusive work place. 






Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. Our customers include industrial and municipal water treatment operators, and pulp & paper industry among others. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on water treatment, renewable solutions, and digital services. In 2023, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. For more information, please visit our web site www.kemira.com/careers and LinkedIn.