2023-08-23 14:48:55

Quality manager

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Job Description

We are now looking for a Quality manager to join UPM Plywood Otepää mill.


Greetings from future manager

Valuing local raw materials, UPM-Kymmene Otepää creates plywood products that helps combat global warming by sequestering carbon for decades - for example in LNG tanks and ships. You are welcome to join our international team if you are proactive and have a positive attitude towards life, value cooperation and are ready to contribute to the team's success." – Silver Rõõmussaar, Mill Director


What will you do

  • Develop the unit's operations and product quality
  • Implement and train new methods of continuous improvement and quality management
  • Support the factories' line organizations in solving problems related to production and customer quality
  • Develop Otepää plywood mill operations within the agreed framework (management, quality, operational efficiency, management system)
  • Develop and implements new and systematic methods of operation and tools at a practical level
  • Be responsible for the quality control department, including quality control of the unit's raw materials (resins & coatings)
  • Implement operational and quality development projects
  • Identificate and transfer the best practices from one unit to another, as well as external benchmarking
  • Act as a member of the operational development network at the business level


  • You have a Master´s degree in engineering or other equivalent studies
  • You have ability to act independently and take initiative to evaluate operational performance and carry out development projects as the leader of a team
  • You are comfortable with using different software and can quickly learn new ones
  • You are fluent in Estonian and have good English language skills. You can communicate effectively with anyone.
  • You have knowledge and basic skills of SPC and statistical analysis
  • You have knowledge of quality system standards
  • You have good cooperation skills and the courage to act purposefully in different situations, building a positive rapport among people
  • You are a team player and always put the team's goals in the first place

Company offers

  • A meaningful job – We have an inspiring purpose ‘We create a future beyond fossils. Our work is impactful and transformative.
  • A caring community – Our community is built on great team spirit and shared commitment. We care about each other and the well-being of our colleagues. We support the work-life balance of all our employees.
  • Development opportunities – We offer you great opportunities to learn and grow throughout your career. We are an international, multi-business organization offering plenty of avenues for personal growth.
  • Responsible employer - Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to ambitious, science-based sustainability targets in all areas from climate change to biodiversity. We foster diversity and inclusivity, offering a work environment in which everyone can be themselves.


Additional information

The quality manager is a member of the management team of UPM Plywood Otepää mill.

For further information, please contact Silver Rõõmussaar, Mill Director at silver.roomussaar[at]upm.com or tel. +37254480272.

Please apply via link: https://upm.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/fi-FI/Careers/job/Otep/Quality-Manager_NB6020017

Attach your CV and cover letter latest by 10.12.2023. We will start going through the applications already during the application period, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

For support with submitting your application, please contact HR Service Center at careers[at]upm.com or +3727679105.


UPM Plywood offers high-quality WISA® plywood and veneer products for construction, vehicle flooring, LNG shipbuilding, parquet manufacturing and other industrial applications. In 2022, UPM Plywood sales were EUR 539 million and it had 2,000 employees. –  www.wisaplywood.com