Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and cooking papers. In 2017, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in nearly 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.

Metsa Group

Group Services

Group Services employ approximately 600 specialists in the fields of IT, law, sourcing and logistics, HR, communication, technology and finance who support Metsä Group and its business areas in the execution of its strategy.

Metsä Group ICT is a group level service function having about 150 employees. Group ICT is responsible for delivering and developing competitive ICT services to all business areas and group functions.

We are looking for a service-oriented ICT professional to join us in Group ICT, Solution Development function as a


We are looking for a service-oriented technical minded ICT professional to join us in Group ICT Solution Development function as a Solution Designer for purchasing and plant maintenance related solutions,  focusing on SAP Materials Management (MM) & Warehouse Management (WM) and Plant Maintenance (PM) related operations. Solution Designer is mainly responsible for solution development and architecture, capturing development needs as well as implementing and coordinating their execution with internal stakeholders and external vendors either individually or as part of a formal project or release team. Ideal candidate is a service-minded team player with positive attitude and good communication and cooperation skills.

Key responsibilities

− Analyzing development needs and participation in demand management
− Contribution to MM/WM and PM solution architecture and development especially in request to pay process area
− Designing, specifying, implementing  and testing new functionalities and changes in MM & PM area. Creating and maintaining technical solution documentation
− Supporting master data management in purchasing and plant maintenance
− Defining and maintaining best practices for MM & PM systems development and maintenance and standards for solution quality
− Operative management of external vendors’ solution development work by verifying solution quality, and controlling progress and cost of development
− Providing knowledge transfer to support organizations in service transition and 3rd tier application support, also partially participate in 2nd tier support actions
− Identify improvement opportunities within own area by understanding business processes and industry requirements, standards, and best practices

Candidate experience and competence expectations

− Minimum 5 years relevant experience on SAP MM/WM environment and/or PM
− Experience of functional configuration and implementation of SAP MM/WM and understanding of relevant cross-functional integration points
− Ability to turn business requirements into implementable solution concepts and document them
− Competence in IT system architecture and solution consulting
− Vendor management skills in multivendor and international environment
− Good understanding of ICT development process frameworks, agile methods and service management (ITIL) environment
− Fluent Finnish and English skills

− Experience of mill environment and mill plant maintenance process (SAP PM)
− Knowledge of mobile solutions and IIoT technology
− Knowledge of integration technologies
− Knowledge on SAP S/4 HANA

Personal profile:
− Hands-on and mill minded person
− Action, development, quality and results focused
− Ability to influence people in a matrix organization
− Personality to use own initiative and be proactive
− Tolerance to cope with dynamics of a strongly developing environment

Additional information

We offer opportunity to develop ICT solutions as a part of wide Metsä Group ICT team. In Metsä Group we have international, inspiring and dynamic working environment with challenging tasks and good personal development opportunities. The position is located at Metsä Group Head Office in Espoo or Tampere.

Are you interested? For additional information please contact Development Manager Asko Alila, Group ICT, or +358 50 5988 510.

Sending your application

Please send your application together with your CV and salary expectation by 17th February 2019.