Meet us

Our value chain offers a variety of professional opportunities. Read below how we work together across our markets and from various functions from farm to consumer.

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Head of Unit values development and career opportunities

Sami Nikander’s career path at HKScan has been eventful: he started as a seasonal worker and is now the new Head of the Paimio Unit. In addition to the good working environment, he values especially the development and career opportunities offered by his employer – the potential in employees is recognised and they are encouraged to move forward in their career.

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Once you get a taste – from summer employee to meat expert

As a high school graduate, Tomi Valonen never imagined that a summer job at HKScan would inspire him, spark an interest to study in the field and guide him towards an ascending career path. That is precisely what happened, however, and Tomi, who was appointed as a Foreman at the Rauma Unit this past autumn, couldn’t be happier.

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Mari Pihlajamäki

Responsibility, variety and learning new skills are rewarding for demand planner Mari

A little over a year ago Mari Pihlajamäki was facing a new situation – she was about to leave her job in a bank and start working as a Demand Planner for HKScan. The bold career change rewarded, or, as Mari puts it: “I am really pleased!” During this autumn Mari, who loves to challenge herself, has also become known for her participation in a TV show for amateur bakers.

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Influence and responsibility, the spices of a varied set of tasks

Seppo Noko, Manager, Utilities, has had a particularly long career at HKScan. Now, he is heading towards a different line of work, and it is a good time to find out his reasons for such a long-term commitment.

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Göran Nilehn, Purchasing manager

"We have a control over the whole value chain. Every aspect of what we produce is carefully controlled to a very high standard; this is unique and something to be very proud of.”

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Triin Murru, Product developer

“We have a chance to develop the best products in the best possible way because we know where each raw material is produced and how it has been processed."

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Maria Dundeberg, Vice president AFH & industry sales

“Working in the food industry has been incredibly interesting because food is such an essential part of everyone’s life and wellbeing.”

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Christinia Xavier, Assistant to department supervisor

“We gather daily in the department to discuss important matters and what we could do to improve.”

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Tuomas Virtanen, Head of controlling, international business & biotech

How we collaborate across functions is an essential part of the success of my role.”

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Tomi Rikassaari, Cutting & Deboning

”Our quality control is all about continuous practical work and cooperation."

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