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

Polymer Engineer

With Optinova you’ll be working to increase the quality of everyday life, which in practice means being part of e.g., creating solutions that save lives through minimal invasive surgery or solutions for a more sustainable world through advanced electrical motor insulation.

To our Innovation Center in Godby on the Åland Islands we are now looking for a:

Polymer Engineer

You will be part of a very competent, experienced, and dedicated team, where collaboration and teamwork are important ingredients in our agile way of working. The job is about understanding customer needs when co-developing new polymer based advanced extrusion solutions within medical as well as industrial tubing business. Therefore, the job includes building good relationships internally within our global commercial and factory network, as well as with our customers and raw material suppliers. To be active, supporting our customers internal prototyping with polymer knowledge as well as analysis of tubing behaviour and characteristics are also an important part of the job.

Requirements 

We would like you to have a university degree in material or chemical engineering with solid knowledge of polymer technology. Preferably you also have a few years of work experience from the manufacturing plastics industry. In addition to evidently great team working skills, it is to your advantage to be driven and able to take the lead when needed. This since we embrace self-leadership and see that everyone takes their own responsibility to lead themself and others for developing together. Preferably you also have a commercial mindset since the job includes contact and dialogue with customers and material suppliers so experience from Sales roles or duties is an advantage. Since our customers and material suppliers are situated worldwide, the role includes some travelling.

This job requires good English skills, both in speech and writing, since most of the communication is in English. Swedish or other language skills are not a must have but could be to your advantage.

The Optinova Way

For questions about the role, please contact Team Manager Patrik Franklin patrik.franklin@optinova.com,  +358 405 69 49 99. We will start interviewing right away so make sure to apply as soon as possible, but no later than January 31st, 2022. Apply with your CV and personal letter, including your salary request.

Sales Manager, Central and South Europe

Optinova is a world leading extrusion partner for advanced tubing solutions with global presence and serving a large variety of customers across many industries. The company has a proud history of 50 years and has its roots in Finland on the Åland islands, where the global headquarters is situated. Optinova has 4 manufacturing sites and sales offices in several locations across the world. The company employs more than 450 people worldwide and we are committed to Quality, Customer Experience, Partnership, and Innovation. We pride ourselves of being a fun and professional place to work, with focus on being agile and fast moving in a family feeling workplace.

We are expanding and are now looking for a Sales Manager to support our growing Medical Business Unit in Central and South Europe. If that is something you would be interested in, please continue reading.

Sales Manager role and responsibilities: 

  • The new role in our Central and South Europe Commercial Organization will focus on building the Optinova’s portfolio of Medical Key Accounts in Central and South Europe.
  • Prepare activity- and growth plans for new and existing customers 
  • Develop Account Plans for strategic accounts, regular accounts and for prospects and support the rolling forecasting process and other business activities together with VP Sales Europe 
  • Close collaboration with and support the Europe team (Inside sales & Customer Support) 
  • Gather, summarize, and discuss the technical needs from customers and prospects within the sales area together with VP Sales Europe and the VP Business Line Medical in order to drive the Group Technology & Capability Roadmap forward. This includes for example, exploration of new materials, technical specifications, and solutions
  • In collaboration with the VP Business Line Medical, provide business analysis input for R&D projects and support with competitive information such as pricing, technologies, and business intelligence in general
  • Where necessary, facilitate direct contacts between other functions of the Group with the customer e.g., R&D, Customer Service, and Production
  • Suggest ideas and contribute to the local and global business plans within the Optinova Group
  • Regularly communicate sales reports to the VP Sales Europe
  • Participate and deliver accordingly into group and individual development plan
  • Other assignments as decided by VP Sales Europe

Communication/ Interpersonal Skills 

  • Outstanding communication skills – ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both externally and internally. 
  • Demonstrates and promotes openness – welcoming, listening to, and accommodating others’ input. Excellent team worker. 
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills while interacting with stakeholders within and outside the organisation.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, particularly when dealing with customers from different cultures and for whom English is not their first language.

Skills and experience 

  • Strong sales experience and a track record of meeting challenging sales targets. 
  • Minimum five years of sales experience in a B2B environment. 
  • Experience with the medical device industry and/or extrusion is an advantage. 
  • Relevant educational background and degree in business, commerce and/or engineering. 
  • Fluent in German and English 
  • Responsible for ensuring a high quality of work in the whole team
  • Understanding of the fundamentals, principles, and details of how quality systems operate
  • High energy level, and willingness to travel
  • Highly effective at juggling multiple projects and prioritizing them
  • Able to delegate effectively and engage with team remotely, so work continues when he/she is travelling 

For more information about the role, please contact Jutta Recio, VP Sales Europe at jutta.recio@optinova.com or +49 6431 59 88 0.

Apply no later than 31.01.2022 with your CV and personal letter, including your salary request.

Customer Service Representative

Optinova is a world leading extrusion partner for advanced tubing solutions with global presence and serving a large variety of customers across many industries. The company has a proud history of 50 years and has its roots in Finland on the Åland islands, where the global headquarters is situated. Optinova has 4 manufacturing sites and sales offices in several locations across the world. The company employs more than 450 people worldwide and we are committed to Quality, Customer Experience, Partnership, and Innovation. We pride ourselves of being a fun and professional place to work, with focus on being agile and fast moving in a family feeling workplace.

We are looking for a full-time employment of an energetic customer-oriented service representative joining our growing business in Asia Pacific. This position will be working in our Office in Bangkok at MD Tower (Bang Na area). Reporting to VP Sales Asia Pacific.

What will Customer Service Representative do?

A Customer Service Representative, or CSR, will play a key role to cooperate with factories and customers to provide product/services information, quotation, and resolve any emerging problems that our customer might face with accuracy and efficiency.

The goal is to ensure excellent service standards, respond efficiently to customer inquiries and maintain high customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Working directly with Optinova’s commercial team across Asia Pacific
  • Provide accurate, valid, and complete information of products and services
  • Generate quotations by working with sales team and factories to obtain the right product and costing
  • Identify and assess customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction
  • Build sustainable relationships and trust with customer accounts through open and interactive communication
  • Handle customer complaints, feedbacks, by working with factories and sales team to provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits
  • Maintain data accuracy in ERP system by keeping records of customer interactions, process customer accounts and file documents
  • Follow communication procedures, guidelines, and policies

Requirements

  • Proven customer support experience with 3-5 years of experience as a Client Service Representative in B2B environment
  • Good communication and writing skills of English language
  • Ability to communicate in Chinese language would be a plus
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and practices, proficient in working with MS Office 365
  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters and cultures
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related

For more information about the role, please contact Metha Pradiskesorn, VP Sales Asia Pacific at metha.pradiskesorn@optinova.com or +66818407445.

Apply no later than 07.02.2022 with your CV and motivation letter, including your salary request.

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.

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 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. Vi anställer nu både vikarier och tillsvidare, jobben är heltid och de flesta sker 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

We welcome you to send us an open application with your CV to careers@optinova.com or fill out our open application form (in Swedish). 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