Career opportunities

30 countries, thousands of opportunities for development

​Interesting and varied tasks

We are a Finnish forest industry company that operates in the international market. We operate in 30 countries and have production units in seven countries. Our business covers the entire value chain for wood, from the forest to the end product. We are able to offer interesting jobs in production and administration for experts in different fields.

Our success is based on teamwork. At Metsä Group, everyone plays an important role in producing the ever more sustainably and efficiently manufactured products required by our customers, consumers and industry. Work at Metsä Group offers constant opportunities to gain new insights and learn new things. Enthusiasm for developing one's own work guarantees success.

Of our business areas, Metsä Tissue, Metsä Board, Metsä Fibre and Metsä Wood employ professionals in chemical and mechanical industrial production, maintenance and process technology in their production units. At Metsä Forest, the emphasis is on forest management and the wood trade.

In addition, we offer employment opportunities in other business support functions, such as financial management, sustainability, logistics, purchasing, legal affairs, HR, communications, sales, marketing and ICT.

Find your own path alongside our nearly 9,300 professionals!

Click a task area for more detailed information. Through the country menu, you can see in which task areas we employ professionals in our countries of operation.

Task areas

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Administration

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Business development

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Communications

Communications in Metsä Group employs professionals who specialise in external and internal communication, marketing communication and digital communication.

Communications supports Metsä Group and its business areas with the implementation of their strategies. Metsä Group entered the era of the moose head logo in 2012, when its corporate image and the names of its business areas were harmonised. The work to make Metsä Group more visible and recognisable continues, particularly among its large Finnish target audience. This is evident in its impressive, award-winning advertising campaigns, among other operations. 

The structure of Communications is based on teams, which supports systematic communication as a unified Metsä Group. The teams cooperate closely with one another. The communications managers of the business areas work in close cooperation with representatives of their respective business areas, particularly managers.

HR is a key partner for Communications, which supports HR with communication related to supervisory work and the competence and well-being of employees, among other aspects. In communication about sustainability, Communications partners with Sustainability and Corporate Affairs. In addition, Communications is responsible for crisis and emergency communication.

Metsä Group’s roots and most of its production units are in Finland. However, the Group operates in 30 countries and has production units in eight countries, meaning that communication at Metsä Group is international and multilingual. Metsä Group’s participation in growing and developing business operations brings variety to our day-to-day work, which offers opportunities for professional development in a broad range of expert, project and management tasks, as part of a multi-skilled team. In addition, our mills employ communication specialists.

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Sustainability and corporate affairs

​The Sustainability and Corporate Affairs service function is responsible for steering and developing sustainability operations at Metsä Group throughout the production chain. Its responsibilities also include safeguarding the interests of Metsä Group's business operations. Our organisation employs around 20 people in Finland, Russia and Belgium (Brussels).

We support the five business areas of Metsä Group in key sustainability issues and provide expert services related to products, services, raw materials, the supply chain, production, resource efficiency and stakeholder cooperation. We are responsible for helping Metsä Group’s business operations create a competitive advantage through expertise in sustainability.

We offer a broad range of jobs in various areas of sustainability. You can be an expert in sustainable forestry and forest certification, provide our customers with information about our expertise and sustainability, communicate with stakeholders and safeguard the interests of Metsä Group, prepare environmental and life-cycle calculations related to products, serve as an expert in environmental permit projects related to production units, participate in making our mills more energy efficient, promote the reuse of forest industry by-products or provide information about sustainability work, as well as the goals of and achievements in sustainability, by means of communication and reporting.



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Customer Service

​Good customer service requires the right attitude, customer-focused thinking and good interaction skills. Metsä Group’s business areas have their own customer service organisations.

To ensure the best possible customer experience, we cooperate closely with various operations, such as logistics, sales, technical marketing and marketing.

Customer Service takes care of tasks related to various stages of the supply chain, such as responding to enquiries from customers, placing orders and checking. It also ensures the availability of goods, communicates with customers and sends invoices for orders. In addition, its responsibilities include implementing development projects and monitoring inventories.

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Financial services

Financial Services at Metsä Group provides financial management services for Group companies. Our services include bookkeeping, Group accounting, taxation, financing and customer credit risk management, as well as providing market and competitor information for the business operations of the Group. We are strongly investing in process and system development in financial management. Financial Services employs around 190 people, mainly in Poland and Finland.

What do we offer for financial experts?

We hire both recent graduates and experienced financial management experts. We provide services internationally, meaning that good language skills are needed in addition to the right customer service attitude. Financial management is changing in an increasingly digitised world, and financial information is being used in new ways in corporate management. For this reason, we need you to be open to change and keep up with the times!

Job titles in Financial Services at Metsä Group include Accountant, Team Leader, Accounting Manager, Process Owner, Credit Controller, Tax Manager, Dealer, Treasury Controller and Market Insight Manager.

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Occupational Well-being Services

Occupational Well-being Services is an expert organisation specialised in health and well-being at work at Metsä Group.

It is responsible for promoting the well-being of Metsä Group employees in cooperation with the management, HR and supervisors.

At Metsä Group, promoting and maintaining well-being at work and working capacity is based on preventive measures. The goal is to identify threats to working capacity at an early stage and take systematic measures in a timely manner. We aim to improve long-term health throughout entire careers. Our key goals include monitoring and analysing absence and disability risks at Metsä Group in close cooperation with local occupational healthcare organisations to maintain employees' capacity for work. We promote our employees' well-being systematically over the long term. 

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Human Resources

​Human Resources serve Metsä Group employees in all matters related to employment relationships. HR at Metsä Group employs around 120 professionals globally.

It is responsible for HR management methods and tools as well as expert services at Metsä Group. Its services cover personnel planning, recruitment, personnel development, well-being at work, occupational health-care management and HR reporting, as well as matters related to employment contracts, the labour market, salaries and rewards.

What do we offer for HR specialists?

The wide scope of Metsä Group’s business operations and our international operating environment make our work challenging. We operate in markets where competition is intense. For this reason, continuous professional development is a key success factor for Metsä Group.

HR is a management partner that actively participates in developing Metsä Group and supports its employees at all stages of their careers.

We employ people who are experts in employment contracts, manage recruitment, maintain and develop our personal data systems, produce reports or participate in salary, reward and performance management processes.

Our job titles include HR expert, HR assistant, HR development expert and HR manager, as well as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

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ICT

ICT serves Metsä Group employees in all matters related to information and communications technology. In addition to in-house specialists, it uses external service providers. ICT employs around 160 people in ten countries.

At Metsä Group, ICT is a centralised service function that provides and develops ICT services for business purposes Group-wide and supports business development through ICT solutions. In addition to basic information technology services, we offer application solutions for purchasing and project management.

Close, smoothly running cooperation with the business operations of the Group is paramount to us. Business continuity is the top priority of ICT in Metsä Group.

What do we offer for IT experts?

Metsä Group operates in international markets, which challenges us to develop new solutions that support its business operations.

As ICT experts, our goal is to serve Metsä Group employees in all issues related to information technology. We are responsible for a broad range of duties: application user support, service management, system development and process development, as well as expert assignments in development projects. Our expertise also covers project management, supplier management, purchasing and supervisory tasks.

Job titles in ICT at Metsä Group include solution specialist, solution designer, solution owner, head of ICT, systems architect and project manager.

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Legal Affairs

​Legal Affairs at Metsä Group serves all of the companies and business units of the Group by providing help and advice in legal issues. We also participate in acquisitions and divestments and other corporate restructuring and ensure that the governance and business operations of our companies are always organised in line with applicable laws. In addition, our lawyers are responsible for ensuring that key legal risks related to business operations are identified and communicated to decision-makers in a timely manner.

Legal Affairs employs around ten lawyers. We seek to minimise the use of external lawyers.

What do we offer for corporate lawyers?

Metsä Group is a global operator with strong roots in Finland and the Finnish forests. Legal Affairs is an appreciated service function that is involved in making decisions and implementing strategies. We serve as advisors to boards of directors, executive management teams and business operations, as well as other support functions.

Key aspects of our operations include corporate and financial arrangements, investment and product development projects, and a broad range of assignments related to environmental law and energy. In addition to major projects, we are involved in contract negotiations that support business operations, as well as corporate and labour law and property transactions.

Our team is young and energetic, but highly experienced. We have all worked for Metsä Group for a long time, and we enjoy working as a team.

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Management

​Metsä Group employs around 80 people in managerial positions.  Most of them have held various positions during their career at Metsä Group. Many have a master’s degree in technology or economics, or both. Responsible, productive supervisory work is driven by a desire to develop as a leader and ensure favourable conditions for employees to perform their work. A good manager helps employees become top experts in their field. Metsä Group’s values – cooperation, reliability, renewal and responsible profitability – create a solid foundation for demanding but fair leadership.

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Marketing

​Each business area at Metsä Group has its own marketing organisation, which is responsible for marketing the products and services of that business area. Marketing at Metsä Group is based on a customer-focused approach.

What do we offer for marketing experts?

Metsä Group provides interesting career opportunities for marketing experts. We work in international teams and we can offer both international and local tasks.

A strategic brand builder, a multitalented expert in media buying and implementing product development projects, a digital marketing expert or a trade expert may find their dream job with us. At Metsä Group, marketing experts affect the end results of operations via many fascinating phases – learning something new all the while.

Job titles in Marketing at Metsä Group include Brand Director, Brand Manager, Trade Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Insight Manager, Marketing Director and Marketing Expert.

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Mill Services

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Production

​Highly skilled employees are the most important competitive factor for Metsä Group, and expertise is key.

Metsä Tissue, Metsä Board, Metsä Fibre and Metsä Wood employ professionals specialised in chemical and mechanical industrial production processes and processing technology. A job with Metsä Group offers production professionals continuous opportunities for learning, insight and operational development.

Jobs related to production increasingly require multiple skills. We invest in ensuring broad-based expertise for our employees, so that any challenges in production can be addressed immediately during the shift.

What do we have to offer for production experts?

We offer varied tasks in our production units in eight countries. You can be an expert in chemical or mechanical industrial production processes, for example, or a professional specialised in processing technology. 

Job titles in production include operator, assistant sheet cutter operator, maintenance operator, shift manager, regional manager, production supervisor and operating manager.

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Projects

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Purchasing

​Metsä Group’s external purchases total more than EUR 2 billion annually. All of the materials and services purchased by Metsä Group must meet its business needs in the most cost-effective manner. Group Purchasing seeks to develop long-term relationships with selected key suppliers.

Group Purchasing supports Metsä Group’s mills and service functions with preparing strategic, long-term purchasing plans and agreements. The Group purchases fibre, chemicals and other materials, as well as machines, supplies and services.

Group Purchasing is responsible for the procurement process. The business areas are responsible for daily purchasing operations in cooperation with category-specific procurement teams. Daily purchasing operations – such as orders, payments and monitoring deliveries – are decentralised between business operations, Group service functions, mills and units.

Procurement at Metsä Group is managed responsibly in accordance with the Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements for suppliers in terms of business ethics, integrity, sustainability and good work practices.

Group Purchasing does not include Metsä Group’s wood supply, which is managed Group-wide by Metsä Forest.

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Research & Development

Metsä Group’s shared focus areas for research and development include improving processes and resource efficiency, renewable raw materials as a competitive advantage and added-value products and services. Our goal is to improve our existing products and develop innovative products of the future.

In wood supply, we are significantly investing in the development of member services and the productivity of transportation, harvesting and forest services, as well as the information systems supporting these. In the wood products industry, development work focuses on developing processes to improve material and energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.

In the paperboard industry, the key goal for research and development work is to produce increasingly lightweight folding boxboards and linerboards without compromising their end-use properties, and to further develop product properties to minimise the environmental impact of products.

In the pulp industry, the goal is to develop processes to improve production efficiency and environmental performance and explore business opportunities related to new biomaterials. In the tissue paper and cooking industry, product development is strongly based on customers’ needs and is centralised in a technology centre in Germany.

Metsä Group participates in joint projects in the forestry sector, such as the New Tree project, which promotes existing biosolutions based on wood fibre.

The Group also actively participates in the planning and steering of the research programmes of the Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster (FIBIC) and the operations of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

Job titles in research and development at Metsä Group include Research Manager, Laboratory Technician and Development Manager, as well as VP, Research and VP, Research & Development.

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Sales

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Logistics

Logistics at Metsä Group is responsible for identifying synergies in logistics between the Group’s business areas – Metsä Forest, Metsä Wood, Metsä Fibre, Metsä Board and Metsä Tissue – and further developing their shared operating methods. In addition, Logistics is responsible for purchasing logistics services.

Purchasing is divided into regional purchasing groups. Operational logistics are part of the order-delivery process of all Group companies. ​