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. Together we make food that does good!
Through summer jobs to quality control
A variety of tasks and learning opportunities have led Emma Kaajakari from a summer job to a Quality Coordinator in HKScan's quality department. Different workdays ensure that there are no dull moments.
Cooperation and passion for food
Matti Hakkarainen, HKScan’s VP Red Meat Business, is passionate about food even in his spare time. HKScan has taken Matti through China and Denmark to roles that emphasise collaboration within the organisation and with stakeholders.
People and varied days spicing up the job
HR Manager Tarja Laine’s varied tasks have kept her work meaningful already for 30 years. She enjoys working with people and she balances her work life by spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Transport planning benefits the environment too!
Mikael Toverland is responsible for the transport planning at HKScan in Sweden. For Mikael, the best thing about being a transport manager is that one day is never the same as the one before. There is always something happening. Reducing costs in transport also reduces the carbon footprint, which is great! The better we plan and the fewer kilometres we drive, the greater the benefits for the environment.
HKScan is developing towards a versatile food company
“We have an exciting road ahead of us both in terms of developing our offering and finding new ways to serve our customers and consumers”, says Tommy Falck, VP Development Projects and Procurement.
Quality responsibility and versatile career development
A great working community, opportunity for development and varied tasks are things that Nina Tahko from HKScan’s Mikkeli unit really appreciates. Career at HKScan has taken Nina from Midsummer’s peak-time help to Quality and Environmental Coordinator.
Anna Larsson, I have the privilege to work with what I am passionate about
Development of animal welfare is part of HKScan’s responsibility work. Anna Larsson is based in Sweden and her job is to develop animal welfare on contract farms, during transport and in production units.
We promote work safety and our goal is zero accidents
“HKScan's aim is for each of us to return home safe and sound after each working day," says Anssi Wiik, Safety Director in his career interview.
Teamwork is the key!
HKScan values are Inspire, Lead, Care and Deliver. "I can say that the company carries values that match mine. That's what makes working at HKScan so exciting", says Janne Laik-Lõhmus, Product Development and Marketing Director of HKScan Baltics. She highlights that team work is the key to success.
Everyone is interested in food, its responsibility and origin!
“We communicate a lot about food democracy, because we believe that different diets and eating habits can nicely live side by side. Healthy diet is the result of balanced and varied choices," says Group Communications Manager Liisi Tamminen in her career story interview.
Heikki Aro, our goal is Zero Carbon by 2040
Heikki Aro, RD Manager, is working in strategic research in primary production together with HKScan's contract farmers and other partners.
Hanna Lehtonen, towards more sustainable packaging
Hanna Lehtonen, HKScan’s Packaging Development Director, is passionate about complex projects, the transformation of the packaging industry and development of more sustainable packaging.
Sami Nikander, 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.
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.
Responsibility, variety and learning new skills are rewarding for Demand Planner Mari Pihlajamäki
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.