Jobs

At Polar we say ‘Every body has a story’. By helping people listen to their body and understand the story it’s telling them, we can help them improve their fitness and health goals. Joining the Polar team means you have the opportunity to help make their stories, and your story, a big success.

We are constantly looking for the most gifted individuals to join our global company. For us, it’s important that we find the right person for the right vacancy. That’s why we ensure that the candidate’s specific needs and expectations closely match the job requirements.

With interesting tasks, excellent resources, exciting benefits and a unique team spirit, it’s an ideal environment for candidates wanting to challenge themselves and develop their skills. And who knows, our next winning candidate could be you!

Please send your open applications to recruitment@polar.com

Polar as an employer

So what is Polar like as an employer? Well, we’d like to think a good one. Just look at our continuous investment in employee development. Or the fact that, to us, the well-being of each team member is of the utmost importance. It’s all part of our dedication to finding new ways in which our employees can improve their skills and be motivated in their work.

Vacancies

Customer Support Representative for a temporary position (~12 months)

Application closing date
01/06/2015

Job description
Customer Support Representative will help Polar users, sales subsidiaries and distributors in Polar Products and web services related questions and queries. She/he will respond to emails, phone calls and messages received via Chat and Social Media channels. The work will also include preparing support material and bulletins concerning products and web services. The Customer Support Representative will work in close co-operation with other team members of the Global Customer Care Team.

Type of employment
Fixed term contract (~12 months)

Requirements
- Customer oriented mindset
- Ability to handle customer complaints and difficult questions with positive attitude and without getting stressed.
- Systematic and analytical problem solving skills
- Ability to communicate technical issues appropriately both with technical specialists and with customers
- Ability to communicate in various channels (e.g. phone, email, chat and social media)
- Good knowledge in computers, operating systems and web technologies
- Knowledge about heart rate training is a benefit
- Excellent written and spoken Finnish and English
- Suitable commercial or technical education

Location
The position does not include travelling and is located at Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Petri Tsokkinen, tel. + 358 8 5202 100 (Fri 22nd May 13- 14:30 and Tue 26th May 10-11). Please send your application to anette.haipus@polar.com by Monday 1st of June, 2015.

System Manager, Reporting for a permanent position

Application closing date
15/06/2015

Job description
As a System Manager, Reporting you will be the key person for developing and maintaining our global business intelligence and reporting system. Designing and rebuilding Polar’s reporting architecture will be your first major project. The main tools you will be working with are Cognos and SQL.

Type of employment
Permanent contract

Requirements
- Experience in Cognos and SQL development and configuration.
- Experience in data warehouse development.
- Understanding of global production, sales and distribution processes.
- Excellent project management skills
- Understanding of reporting needs of global business.
- General level knowledge of SAP ERP is a benefit.
- At least 3 years working experience in a related field.
- A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work alone, managing own work and setting sensible priorities according to requirements.
- A good level of inter-personal and communication skills to be able to communicate with a wide range of people.
- Ability to work with people from different areas and background and other company locations and contribute to a good team spirit.
- Good analytical and logical thinking capability.
- Planning/organizational skills: you are able to organize work, prioritize tasks and ask support when appropriate to meet deadlines.
- Flexible attitude and ability to perform under pressure.
- Relevant degree e.g. in Business and/or Information Systems.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Location
The position is located at our headquarters in Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Juha Tohmola, tel. +358 85202 206 on Thursday 28th May, 2015 between 12:00 and 16:00 or by email. Please send your CV and application with salary request by email to Mrs. Anne Petajajarvi by Monday 15th June, 2015. (email format: firstname.lastname@polar.com).

Retail Marketing Manager (Maternity leave substitute ~ 15 months)

Application closing date
07/06/2015

Job description
Retail Material Manager is responsible of supporting sales by creating and delivering top class retail materials and sales collateral. Person is collaborating closely with brand, sales and shopper marketing agencies to drive the development insight-driven plans that deliver on brand objectives. Retail Material Manager utilizes consumer, shopper and retailer visions to develop, implement and evaluate highly effective retail campaigns. Aim is to look after continuous optimization of retail spend and process and increase ROI from retail channels. Retail Material Manager is also part of retail material logistic planning and supporting subsidiaries with retail related matters.

- Responsible for planning, building and executing global marketing activities and generating sales through retail channels while ensuring brand strategy implementation in retail space
- Lead brand impact and engagement at retail globally
- Develop strategy and implementation plans for in-store development across retailers. Drive plan through to execution.
- Working with key stakeholders to efficiently develop and deliver global display concept on time and within budget
- Evaluation and budget management
- Review key campaigns, share lessons learnt and best practices with key stakeholders.
- In-store and online retail marketing (merchandising, POS, promos, digital)
- Digital experience (in-store and educational content)
- Sponsorship marketing support
- Retail promotions and advertising
- Participating retail packaging strategy development
- Retail agency management (RFI, RFP and Review)
- Team responsibility for the retail team

Type of employment
Fixed term contract (~ 15 months)

Requirements
- Relevant degree e.g. in Business, Economics and/or Design
- Ability to lead cross-functional projects in international environment
- Experience of managing design processes developing plans into finalized products
- Knowledge of print and packaging layout, graphic design, printing production, and budgeting procedures
- Experience on marketing planning and budgeting
- Understanding on purchasing and logistics processes in an international organization
- Analytical thinking
- Strong collaboration and leadership skills
- Fluent in English both oral and written

Location
The position is located at Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mrs. Marjo Piirto, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100 on Friday May 29, 2015 between 12.00 – 14.00 or Thursday June 4, 2015 between 12.00 – 16.00. Please send your application to inkeri.isola@polar.com by June 7, 2015.

Designer, Software Applications Testing for a permanent position

Application closing date
21/06/2015

Job description
Your task will mainly be focused on testing of Web and mobile software applications. The work will include test planning, test case creation, test scripting and test execution. You will work in the Verification & Validation team in our Research and Development department.

Type of employment
Permanent contract

Requirements
- At least 3 years of experience in testing of Web and mobile applications
- Knowledge of Agile methods
- Solid experience in Web and mobile applications test automation and test automation tools (For example Cucumber and Robot framework)

Location
The position is located at Kempele or Jyväskylä, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Petri Honkala, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100 from Monday June 1, 2015 to Thursday June 4, 2015. Please send your application to anne.petajajarvi@polar.com by June 21, 2015.

Demand and Supply Specialist for a permanent position

Application closing date
18/06/2015

Job description
You will be a member of our Demand and Supply Planning team that manages our global demand and supply planning processes. You will be responsible for certain product groups and your tasks will include e.g.:

- Utilization and maintenance of demand and supply planning systems
- Collection and analysis of actual and forecasted demand
- Forecast accuracy reporting
- Definition of supply targets for factories
- Follow-up of the inventory & sales status
- Participation in planning and execution of new product introductions, coordinating product supply & allocation from factory level to distribution center, regional warehouse and sales entity level
- Product ramp down project management
- Communication of the product availability status to the sales organization

Type of employment
Permanent contract

Requirements
- Several years’ working experience in the field of demand and supply planning, supply chain management, production planning or logistics
- Analytical and systematic working style with high attention for details
- Ability to work independently in an international and cross functional environment according to strict time schedules and pressure
- Customer orientated mindset
- Strong process orientation and good project management skills
- Good communication skills in both English and Finnish
- University or comparable degree in a relevant field of study
- Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems and Demand/Supply planning systems

Location
The position is located at our headquarters in Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information, please contact Ms. Terhi Kananen, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100 (Thu June 11, 2015 between 10.00 - 11:30 a.m. and Fri June 12, 2015 between 13.00 –14:00 p.m.). Please send your application to anne.petajajarvi@polar.fi by Thursday June 18, 2015.