Global R&D Head of Process Technology

Rajamäki , Finland

About Us

ROAL Oy is a joint venture between Associated British Foods and Altia. We are a leading worldwide enzymes business and a reliable partner for customers in the food, feed and industrial enzymes sectors. Product excellence and innovation are among our key strengths and our customers value these highly. Our factory in Finland is located in Rajamäki, Nurmijärvi where we currently employ approximately 180 enzyme professionals in different fields. For more information about us, please visit

The Role

We are now looking for a highly motivated Global R&D Head of Process Technology to lead our Global R&D Process Technology organisation and to take the role as a Pilot Plant Manager of our brand-new Pilot Plant in Rajamäki. Your Process Technology organization consists of three R&D teams, two of which in Finland and one in Darmstadt. As a member of the R&D Leadership team you will, together with the Process Technology team leaders and the Production organization, drive the further development and implementation of the R&D Process Technology strategy aimed at further improving our process capabilities as well as capturing the full potential of the new Pilot Plant. You will report in this role to the Global R&D Director. The position is new, permanent, and located in Rajamäki, Finland, while regular traveling to Darmstadt is also critical to develop ONE global Process Technology team.

About You

We require from you a PhD degree or a Master’s degree in (bio-)process engineering, biotechnology or related technology/engineering fields. You have substantial work experience in a leading role in bioprocess engineering preferably in industry. We expect you to have a profound understanding of biotechnological production processes: Fermentation, Down Stream Processing and Formulation, most preferably in enzyme production. You are a strategic thinker with strong implementation skills. You are an experienced leader, self-motivated, with a proven track record in building strong teams, driving continuous development and delivering results. You are a true team player and a y clear communicator, both technical and non-technical as well as being fluent in English language (Finnish and German language skills are certainly a plus).

Do we have your attention?

For more information, please contact Global R&D Director Hans van den Hombergh, tel. +49 159 0435 6608 or MPS Consultant Hanna Ruohonen on Friday Oct 16 at 14-15, tel. +358 20 746 9470. Please fill in the application form in English and attach your CV with expected salary at MPS Recruitment by October 25, 2020.