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Helsinki, FI

Title:  Senior Manager, Quality

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.


We are now looking for an experienced Sr Manager, Quality for our EHSQ team. The Sr Manager, Quality will be responsible for developing and managing the Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Management system (EHSQ) as part of Kemira Integrated Management System (IMS). This is a global position interfacing actively with all functional departments, including sales, manufacturing and logistics globally. The position will report to the Vice President, EHSQ, and will be located in Helsinki or Atlanta.


Sr Manager, Quality will serve as a liaison for the certified management system stakeholders, interface with customers and internal stakeholders related to the EHSQ management system elements and coordinate activities associated with gaining and maintaining management system certification. Quality and Management system professionals report to this position.


Main accountabilities: 

  • Ensure Kemira Integrated Management System documentation and development is in line with international management standard requirements
  • Ensure development and management of certifiable EHSQ Management Systems, that conform to ISO 9 001, ISO 14 001, OHSAS 18 001/ISO 45 001 and ISO 50 001 standards as part of Kemira’s Integrated Management System
  • Manage compliance and EHSQ audit programs in addition to conducting audits
  • Develop and lead the global quality community
  • Own, maintain and develop non-conformity management, in addition to eliminating identified internal and external non-conformities with relevant parties
  • Manage Global contracts with external EHSQ assurance company


What we offer: 

  • A global leadership role where you have a possibility to lead and influence Kemira’s quality management and EHSQ areas on a global level
  • Best-in-class colleagues, expertise and collaboration tools that let you perform at your best


What you need: 

  • A Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other EHSQ related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of quality management experience
  • 5 years of EHS experience in chemical or other manufacturing industry
  • Current ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAH 18001 Lead Auditor experience
  • 3 years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Strong ability to work and lead activities in a matrix organization
  • Good communication and influencing skills and ability to collaborate in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven track record in developing, implementing and managing quality systems in an international organization, experience in developing a document management system is also appreciated
  • Readiness to work hands on with the whole EHSQ team and internal stakeholders


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.


For more information, please contact Anne Helenius-Heir, VP EHSQ, by email or by phone 00 358 400 430722.


Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than September 1, 2019.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. 


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers, product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.6 billion, ca. 4,900 employees and sales in over 100 countries. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.