From a traineeship to an international career at Metsä
Laura, who holds a master’s degree in engineering, looks back on a decade-long career at Metsä Group. She originally came to the company through a traineeship, and has since carried out a wide range of duties in product development, mill production control, product management and sales development, for example.
With her determined mindset, Laura seeks varied duties and emphasises the role of one’s own activity for career progress. In 2018, she assumed her post as VP, sales, the goal being to increase the sales of Kerto LVL products. Her duties call for an analytical approach.
“You must be able to analyse the markets and understand customer needs, as well as identify areas of development and growth potential internationally,” Laura explains.
Metsä’s training opportunities, a strong support network and the opportunities to influence matters within the company have helped me progress in my career.
“My duties include the daily management of the sales team and the setting of sales targets, as well as monitoring and sales development. As a supervisor, I ensure that we work together for our goals, and that my team members possess the required competence. I coordinate internal cooperation with other functions such as production. Metsä’s training opportunities such as the sales management programme, a strong support network and the opportunities to influence matters within the company have helped me progress in my career,” Laura adds.