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R&D Team Manager

About the role


Location: Porvoo, Finland

Hours: Fulltime

Type of Contract: Permanent



We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


Are you the people manager looking for a chance to drive an organisation forward with your expertise?  We are looking for an ambitious Competence Manager in Process Engineering to our Innotech Polyolefins Process Technology & Chemistry Competence Centre in Porvoo, Finland.


In this role, you will be responsible for the availability and development of individuals’ competences within a certain competence area. You will ensure that your highly skilled people are properly assigned for the right projects to enable the team to provide a step change in innovation in accordance with our business strategy. You will be leading our high skilled, motivated and international group of individuals that work on projects under the daily guidance of a project manager. In this interesting role, you have a change to work with a close alignment with several Borealis business functions to identify new technology trends and business opportunities. You will also have organisational responsibilities in the area of budgeting and business planning.


As our new Competence Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:

•    You ensure that technical and social competences are built up and developed in alignment with
Borealis business strategy and values.
•    You will coach individuals for higher scientific skills, higher efficiency and give them opportunities to grow in their field of competences.
•    You will communicate new methods, new approaches, new capabilities and ideas to project
•    You  will ensure that Borealis’ expertise is profiled and recognised by invention disclosures, patents,
publications and presentations
•    You ensure positive liaison with relevant external contacts in relevant industry organisations to gather information and to enhance the reputation of Borealis
•    You will actively interact with universities to monitor some research programs and new areas of research

About you


Do you believe we can improve our future by exploring new possibilities and pushing the boundaries beyond the already established? 

To start your journey as a new Competence Manager within Borealis, you are in need of a Master’s degree or Ph.D. (polymer chemistry, material science, chemical engineering) from an acknowledged university and in addition, we expect at least 5-10 years working experience in relevant field. We wish that our new Competence Manager is recognised for having excellent people skills and being a motivating and dialogue engaging person who sets directions for others.


You have impact and influence of ongoing matters, creating a winning team culture and managing changes. In Borealis, safety is priority number one, so you have a strong focus to proactively promote and drive health, safety and environmental awareness and behaviour. Finally, you should be fluent in both written and spoken English and an open mind towards cultural differences.

About Borealis and our offer


You will be working in an exciting and strategic role with a great portfolio of responsibilities. We offer you a competitive reward package and possibility to achieve your career goals and develop as a professional. You will become part of a growing, international company that values an open culture, welcomes initiative and encourages engagement. We are also proud to mention, that here we enjoy of respective and positive working environment with inspiring, innovative people as colleagues. The position will be located in Kilpilahti industrial area in Porvoo, around 30 minutes away from Helsinki city by car. Borealis also arranges free bus transportation for our employees from Helsinki and Porvoo and the surrounding areas.


Do you feel enthusiastic to go beyond boundaries after reading this opening? We offer you an exciting and challenging role, so please apply online and upload your CV and cover letter.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements. Application deadline is 6.2.2022

We are here for you. For more detailed information about the position and working in Borealis please contact  Head of InnoTech Process Technology, Mikael Berthod tel. +43 664 888 92 495 (within the hours CET 9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00- 17:00).

For questions regarding your application or the process please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist Lotta Pohjola-Korhonen (+358 50 3794 230 /  lotta.pohjola-korhonen@borealisgroup.com).



Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com




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