Careers

Would you like to work in a global high-tech company where consideration for employees and clean working environment are prioritized? Optinova’s global manufacturing and sales support operations depend on highly skilled professionals. Currently, Optinova Group has over 400 employees with different backgrounds. We are always interested in getting to know new talents!

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Open positions

Senior Process Engineer

Optinova Group is a world-leading supplier of advanced solutions within polymer-based special tubing to the global med tech industry and for demanding industrial applications. With precision manufacturing in Finland, Thailand and North America the company supplies over 1 000 customers with special tubing through our sales offices world-wide.

Optinova Group’s products add value in everyday activities, some of them even save lives every day. They are used in thousands of products such as pacemakers, injection needles, insulin pumps and dialysis catheters, but also in coffee machines, fire-extinguishing systems, heat exchangers, brake cables and broadbands.

The Optinova Innovation Center is the hub where we develop our business from a technical perspective. Our cross functional teams consist of process-, polymer-, design- and automation engineers and work closely with internal or external customers, solving the opportunity at hand taking into consideration commercial-, compliance- and technical boundaries.

We are now looking for a Senior Process Engineer within advanced polymer extrusion solutions, to be located on Åland, Finland, or in Uppsala, Sweden.  

We are looking for an open communicator and team player with in-depth experience of polymeric extrusion and a scientific approach to developing and improving various use cases.

To succeed in this role, you need to have the following: 

  • Education in polymer-, process- or mechanical engineering 
  • Documented success in developing advanced polymer extrusion process solutions 
  • The ability to bring a commercial and a compliance (e.g. ISO 13485, IATF 16949) perspective into these projects 
  • A scientific approach, data usage for gaining and proving insights as well as a structured documentation style 
  • Have an open and coaching attitude towards colleagues and customers globally. You will work with people from different cultures and in various roles – from in house extrusion operators to our customers’ R&D engineers to commercial managers. 
  • Ability to run technical projects or part of projects  
  • Fluent English skills

We’d also appreciate if you to have some of the following knowledge and experiences 

  • Fluoropolymer extrusion 
  • Melt rheology and the understanding of how that makes us understand the process and related equipment better 
  • Process simulation as a tool for development of extrusion processes 
  • Development of test methods for understanding tubing properties and performance 
  • Solutions selling to a wide range of people, from supply chain managers to production engineers.  
  • Digital solutions to bring more value to the development process, operators or the customer, e.g. AI / machine learning, HMI design   
  • Apllication area expertise from either medical device or other advanced tubing areas.

We offer you an exciting job in a fun, professional and inclusive team. You will be a part of a growing organization, where we constantly develop with the help of innovation and collaboration, working globally with our cutting-edge customers. Optinova’s purpose is to increase the quality of everyday life for people all over the world.

Interested? 

Apply here no later than February 26th! Dan Andersson, Head of Optinova Innovation Center, dan.andersson@optinova.com, phone: +358 40 514 37 92, is available for any questions you may have about the job.

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Are you a confident and supportive leader with experience in developing HR processes and has a go-to attitude? Are you passionate about reaching goals and helping others? Do you have a curious and innovative mindset and have excellent coaching and communication skills? If yes, then look here!

Optinova Group is currently looking for a Chief People Officer. The CPO will report to the Group CEO and lead the Optinova Group’s global People & Culture (P&C) function to meet the company’s goals and support its vision, strategy, and operations. The Chief People Officer is a vital member of the executive management team. 

About Optinova Group

Optinova Group is a world-leading supplier of advanced solutions within polymer-based special tubing to the global med tech industry and for demanding industrial applications.  With precision manufacturing in Finland, Thailand and North America the company supplies over 1 000 customers with special tubing through its sales offices world-wide.  Headquarters are located in Mariehamn on Åland (Finland).  Optinova Group uses its experience and knowledge in extrusion, combined with a sustainable business thinking, to develop components of the highest quality that are part of innovative solutions, thereby increasing quality of everyday life.  The corporate culture favours diversity among the personnel.

Optinova Group is a pioneer within extrusion solutions for the global med tech industry and industrial applications.  The company continues to test boundaries and develop its processes with new innovations and by continuous digitalisation.  The company’s research and development centre provides valuable consultancy.

Optinova Group’s products add value in everyday activities, but also save lives every day.  They are used in thousands of products such as pacemakers, injection needles, insulin pumps and dialysis catheters, but also in coffee machines, fire-extinguishing systems, heat exchangers, brake cables and broadbands.

Main responsibilities 

  • Member of the Optinova Group executive management team and leader of the Optinova Group global P&C function and team  
  • Support building a ‘people-first’ culture where people feel appreciated, are treated with respect, and have opportunities for personal development 
  • Support building a culture built on equality and diversity 
  • Develop the global organisational strategy and tactics to drive high engagement and motivation across the entire company 
  • Ensure that the global P&C plans support the company vision, mission, and business plan 
  • Develop and establish the global P&C team to support the global needs of the different business units 
  • Define and implement the processes and systems to efficiently manage the global P&C operations including payroll, compensation, performance appraisal, talent management and acquisition, leadership development, career development, training, etc 
  • Support the CEO in developing the employer branding strategy and plan 
  • Establish and manage efficient communication tools and practices including intranet, townhalls, newsletters, etc 
  • Provide regular reports to the management about the organisation’s performance including attrition, recruitment, compensation, diversity and equality, employee engagement, etc 
  • Ensure that the company operates in compliance with local labour laws in each country

Required experience and education 

  • Experience leading a human resource function in an international company 
  • Experience driving organisational and leadership development programs 
  • Experience from work in international environments – preferably also from working abroad 
  • Experience leading people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Experience from working in a manufacturing company (blue- and white-collar staff) is a strong merit  
  • Experience from coaching and workshop facilitation is a merit

Required skills 

  • Non-prestigious team player and collaborator – supports teammates and contributes to performance within their team and between teams in the company 
  • Strong leadership and people skills  
  • An empathic leader who cares for their people and builds highly motivated teams 
  • A role model who ‘walks the talk’ and lives the company values 
  • A person who thrives working with people from different cultures and nationalities 
  • A leader who enjoys developing people and organisations to meet their full potential 
  • Action-oriented and comfortable in a dynamic and changing environment 
  • Pragmatic problem-solver – knows how to simplify complex problems to drive decisions 
  • Analytical and strategic   
  • Strong communicator with good presentation skills 
  • Swedish and English expert level (verbal and writing). Any other language is seen as a strong merit.

What Optinova offers you

We offer you exciting work in a growing organization where we develop with the help of leadership, innovation and collaboration. Our purpose is to increase the quality of everyday life for people globally through a common commitment among all employees.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge, join our team to help grow the business and people of Optinova! We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Placement

The CPO’s primary workplace will be the office (Mariehamn or Uppsala) with flexibility to work from home some days in agreement with the manager

For more information, please contact CEO, Rom Mendel, rom.mendel@optinova.com 

Finance Manager / Accountant (m/f/d)

Your tasks 

  • Preparation of monthly financial data, P&L, balance sheet and analysis of financial results 
  • The creation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements according to HGB 
  • Contact person for auditors and auditors and the preparation and monitoring of audits 
  • Reports to CEO / VP of Optinova Europe
  • The monthly coordination with internal group stakeholders 
  • The timely submission of the monthly sales tax advance returns, summary reports and Intrastat reports 
  • The posting of fixed assets, as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable 
  • The account assignment and recording of current business transactions and the processing of payment transactions 
  • Long-term cash flow planning together with the Group Treasurer 
  • Cooperation with group accounting 
  • General accounting and administrative tasks 

Qualifications: 

  • Successfully completed training as an accountant (m/f/d) or comparable qualification 
  • Several years of professional experience with in-depth knowledge of accounting and tax law 
  • Experience in company trading with goods, resp. experience in inventory, Import/Export 
  • Very good written and spoken German and English language skills 
  • Solid MS Office knowledge and confident handling of ERP systems 
  • Experience in trading operations with warehousing and import and export is an advantage 
  • Team player in ÅLAND Accounting Team, ÅLAND Finance & Finance Matrix Team 

Benefits 

  • Interesting field of work in an international company with constant contact to colleagues in the USA, Asia and Europe 
  •  An attractive monthly salary, 13th salary as a Christmas bonus 
  •  30 days holiday per year, no work on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 
  •  VL, allowance for old-age provision and private health insurance 
  •  Bike leasing 
  •  Free coffee, tea and water 
  •  Free on-site parking 
  •  Pleasant, family-friendly working atmosphere with flat hierarchies 

Contact CEO/VP Sales, Optinova Europe, jutta.recio@optinova.com  for more information. Apply and attach your CV as well as a personal letter, including salary level before January 29. 2023. 

Engineers

We are always interested in hearing from Engineers who would like to work in this exciting industry. These jobs are on the Åland Islands.

As an Engineer in Optinova you will be part of a very competent, experienced and dedicated workforce, where collaboration and teamwork are important ingredients in succeeding in your job. Your responsibilities will be to drive development and create improvement in our products, machines and ways of working – depending on your area of expertise.

As an Engineer in Optinova on the Åland Islands, you will either work in one of our two local factories, or in the Optinova Innovation Center.

You

We would like you to have a university degree in Engineering (e.g. process, mechanical, automation) with solid knowledge of processes and engineering in general. Preferably, you already have some years of experience working as an Engineer. It is to your advantage if you also have work experience from manufacturing. You have a deep technical interest and you are eager to learn new things and techniques and drive for development

In some roles you will need good Swedish skills, and all roles need good English skills.

Interested? 

If you are interested in knowing more and possibly work at Optinova in the future, please don’t hesitate to apply with your letter of interest, incl your CV.

Operatörer kontinuerlig

Vi söker kontinuerligt Operatörer till vår fabrik i Godby.

Optinova #mågottfabriken har ett tydligt syfte: Att öka kvalitén i vardagen. Ett av våra viktigaste mål är att bli den bästa arbetsplatsen och vi jobbar aktivt varje dag mot det målet.

I Godbyfabriken tillverkar och efterbearbetar vi avancerad polymerslang för krävande medicinskt bruk. Vi tillverkar slangen genom något som kallas extrudering. Som operatör arbetar du i renrum med extrudering och/eller efterbearbetning. Vår slang är globalt känd för sin kvalité, den sk Optinova-kvalitén, som efterfrågas i stora delar av världen.

Tjänstens krav

Vem söker vi?

Vår ISO13485 certifiering tillsammans med din noggrannhet och precision är grunden för oss att upprätthålla den kvalitet vi är kända för.

Har du en positiv attityd? Är du hjälpsam, ansvarstagande och noggrann? Är du nyfiken på och intresserad av teknik och vill dyka in i extruderingens och efterbearbetningens värld? Då kan du vara den vi söker. Har du någon form av teknisk utbildning eller erfarenhet av verkstadsarbete ser vi det som en klar merit. Goda kunskaper i svenska både i tal och skrift behövs då det är vårt arbetsspråk.

Vi erbjuder dig ett ansvarsfullt jobb i ett växande företag där vi tillsammans jobbar för att alla ska trivas och utvecklas.

Utbildning sker i jobbet. Jobben är tillsvidare, på heltid i 3-skift. Tillträde enligt överenskommelse.

Intresserad?

Välkommen med din ansökan! Vi intervjuar fortlöpande.

För mer information kontakta Produktionsledarna Sebastian Cederberg, sebastian.cederberg@optinova.com, eller Patrick Palmu, patrick.palmu@optinova.com.

Join us and make global difference locally.

Optinova has over 400 employees working in different sales and manufacturing locations across the world. We are young-spirited, diverse and curious professionals who always look for ways to grow sustainably with our customers.

We offer interesting opportunities in various disciplines:

• Engineering & Quality Management

• IT & Data Management

• Finance & Accounting

• HR & Compliance

• Business Development

• Sales & Marketing Communications

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We offer interesting opportunities in various disciplines:

• Engineering & Quality Management

• IT & Data Management

• Finance & Accounting

• HR & Compliance

• Business Development

• Sales & Marketing Communications

Open application

If you are interested in a career at Optinova, we welcome you to send in an open application. Applications are reviewed regularly. We look forward to getting to know you better!

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"I love it that I get to solve complex business challenges with international colleagues at Optinova almost everyday. It truly feels rewarding to work with people who are ready to make a change."

Caroline Backas

Group Treasurer, Optinova Group

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"Although we have people of many different backgrounds working together globally, we are truly One Optinova team. Our welcoming and honest culture really is the foundation of our success."

Jenny Salvador-Karlsson

Secondary Operations, Optinova Jomala

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"It is very inspiring to work with like-minded people. When you genuinely like your colleagues, you don't have to go to work, but you get to go to work everyday. Indeed, extrusion cannot be more fun at Optinova"

Jimmy Mattsson

Quality Inspection, Optinova Godby