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

SAP System Manager

Application closing date
13/03/2015

Job description
As a SAP System Manager you will be working as an internal information system consultant taking responsibility for long term developing, maintaining and providing second level support for our Sales and distribution systems. The main tools you will be working with are SAP ERP and CRM. The systems are used at all Polar business units globally.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in SAP development and configuration.
- Experience in global production, sales and distribution processes.
- 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. Finnish language is considered a plus.

Location
The position includes travelling and is located at our headquarters Kempele, Finland.

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Mr. Juha Tohmola, tel. +358 85202 206 on Thursday 5th March 2015 between 12:00 and 16:00 or by email. Please send your application with salary request by email to anne.petajajarvi@polar.com by Friday 13th March 2015. (email format: firstname.lastname@polar.com).

SW Developer, Web Applications

Application closing date
15/03/2015

Job description
Join the team that's building the world's smartest training service, Polar Flow, to offer the best tools for setting goals, analyzing performance, following progress and interacting with other community members.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in web application development
- Good knowledge of Java, SQL and MVC frameworks
- Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript
- Experience in Mongo database, Maria database, REST APIs, Bootstrap and Play will be regarded as an advantage
- Fluent written English
- Excellent team working skills
- Knowledge of Agile software development methods

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

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Mr. Jarkko Nisula, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100. Please send your application with salary request to heidi.eraluoto@polar.fi by the 15th March 2015.

Senior Backend Developer, Web Applications

Application closing date
15/03/2015

Job description
You will be designing and developing new features and innovations to our Polar Flow web service and backend services for our mobile applications and training computers.

We are looking for a person who is proud of her/his work and willing to take responsibility. Delivering good quality and sharing one’s expertise with the team members is something we believe in. Customer is our first priority and we enjoy learning new things.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Strong understanding of web-based system architecture
- Good knowledge of Java, SQL and REST APIs
- Experience in Mongo and Maria databases will be regarded as an advantage
- Fluent written English
- Excellent team working skills
- Knowledge of Agile software development methods

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

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Mr. Jarkko Nisula, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100. Please send your application with salary request to heidi.eraluoto@polar.fi by the 15th March 2015.

Senior SW Designer for a temporary position (~15 months)

Application closing date
15/03/2015

Job description
As a senior software designer you will be taking part in software development projects. You will collaborate with a highly skilled group of architects, designers, developers and product managers to deliver robust SW's, making sure that what leaves the office is worth being proud of. The ideal candidate has good experience of Linux kernel level and device drivers development.

Type of employment
Fixed term contract (~15 months)

Requirements
- Excellent C / C++ coding and strong debug skills
- Significant background in Linux kernel, drivers, power management and embedded software multi-core development
- Experience of using hardware tools and logic analyzers
- Knowledge of Android Application development and Android OS internals
- Experience of Cortex based MCU technology is seen as an advantage
- BT / BLE wireless communication technology knowledge is a plus
- A good level of inter-personal and communication skills to be able to communicate with a wide range of people.
- Good analytical and logical thinking capability.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Location
The position is located at Kempele, Finland.

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Mr. Markku Karjalainen, tel. +358 (0)400 921 289. Please send your application to anne.petajajarvi@polar.com by 15th of March 2015.

Designer, Software Applications Testing

Application closing date
08/03/2015

Job description
You will be working in B2B software development team that creates web based services for our global customers. The work will include test planning, test case creation, test scripting and test execution.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in testing of Web applications and REST-interfaces
- Knowledge of Agile methods
- Solid experience in Web applications test automation and test automation tools
- Fluent written and spoken English and Finnish

Location
The position is located at Jyväskylä, Finland.

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Mr. Petri Honkala, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 100. Please send your application with salary request to anne.petajajarvi@polar.com by the 8th of March 2015.

Graphic Designer

Application closing date
15/03/2015

Job description
We are seeking a highly motivated designer with a strong graphic design foundation (illustration, form, color, composition, photography etc.) who is also adept at responsive web design and possesses a good understanding of UI/UX concepts. In this position you will be responsible for developing and refreshing Polar’s visual identity to match with marketing strategy and consumer insights. The position also requires some traditional design and print production capabilities. Key tasks include creating websites and microsites, developing professional, compelling designs for printed media including advertisements, brochures, flyers and large-format pieces such as tradeshow panels; understanding, translating and creating design documents, style guides and specifications; producing wireframes and mock-ups for website design.

Main responsibilities:
- Create compelling design concepts, artwork and layout for multi-channel and integrated marketing efforts
- Actively concept and design brand elements, and continually refresh assets to evolve with marketing strategy and consumer insights
- Collaborate with marketing communications and product marketing teams to develop compelling and highly targeted marketing campaigns
- Creative thinking to produce new ideas and concepts
- Collaborate with external creative agencies and work as a brand steward to ensure externally developed materials are aligned with brand style guide
- Design mock-ups and wireframes for websites
- Provide informed recommendations for design and layout, behavior and functionality of websites through general knowledge of UI best practices
- Develop and design e-newsletters, emails, digital ads and other web-based communications using online marketing best practices
- Provide direct support for internal teams on anything related to graphic design and our brand’s visual identity
- Continually seek additional opportunities for professional development to stay on top of advancements in web design and development in a marketing capacity

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Marketing or other similar field
- Minimum three years of graphic design experience with a strong knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the graphic design field
- Advanced level skill using Adobe Creative Cloud
- A strong aesthetic sense; with excellent attention to detail
- Must be able to multitask and prioritize working on more than one design brief at a time
- Intermediate level experience designing for multi-channel marketing activities with the demonstrated ability to establish and apply consistent use of the brand
- One to two years’ experience of designing for social media and mobile platforms
- Strong creative layout and design skills with experience in responsive and mobile-first design
- Strong sense of web design and a general understanding of the fundamentals of user experience and cross-platform compatibility
- Fluent in English

Location
The position is located at Kempele, Finland or other location.

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Piia Jakola, piia.jakola@polar.com, tel. +358 (0)40 715 2671 on Monday, March 2 between 9–11 a.m., Thursday, March 5 between 9–11 a.m. or Tuesday, March 10 between 2–4 p.m. Please send your application to anette.haipus@polar.com by March 15, 2015.

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Social Media Manager

Application closing date
15/03/2015

Job description
Job description
- Owner of Polar earned media strategy, who in practical terms creates, delivers and optimizes a winning social media strategy which supports Polar’s goal of grown revenue and user base
- Working closely with other teams across the business, you’ll ensure that best-in-class social media plans and creative solutions are delivered, striving to achieve the highest level of performance and social media best practices
- A commercially focused individual to generate the best ROI
- Create and drive forward our successful social media strategy
- Navigate a clear pathway for enhanced brand engagement
- Lead social media production and content production
- Establish an editorial proposition for Polar active and reactive content
- Design new, creative social media campaigns that fit the brand image
- Manage the day-to-day running of each social media platform
- Supplying or sourcing all content for campaigns
- Detailed tracking of campaign performance with statistical analysis
- Develop new weekly/monthly performance dashboards with an eye towards improving and automating existing reports

Key responsibilities
- Manage the creation of social media marketing campaigns and initiatives; online advocacy, write editorial content, community outreach initiatives, promotions and one pagers, drive conversations and budget ownership
- Work collaboratively with the Brand Team and Marketing Managers to develop integrated communication plans with a clear role for social media
- Work as an advisor to internal stakeholders on best practices in digital media strategies and plans needed to deliver campaign KPIs
- Work with key stakeholders to develop always-on strategies to drive social media presence and media optimization
- Identify customer behaviors and prospects in social media to improve media efficiencies
- Develop an advocacy strategy to identify and engage with Polar advocates
- Optimize the brand’s social media presence to reflect best-in-class community engagement
- External: build effective relationships with social media partners: Twitter, Facebook and Google; creative and media agencies
- Internal: act as a central hub to keep marketing and the wider business organization updated with the latest social media thinking and opportunities
- Integrate plans with the marketing program teams to consider the end-to-end customer journey and opportunities to improve sales conversion
- Manage the measurement of our digital campaigns’ performance and use the learnings to evolve future plans
- Reporting (campaigns and always-on) to drive customer insight

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Degree in Marketing, Communication or relevant field
- Solid hands-on social media marketing experience – demonstrable evidence of success from a social strategy you have set and a thorough understanding of social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr etc.) and how to grow communities on each
- Fantastic relationship building and communication skills
- Experience in managing digital content for a major consumer brand or media company
- Previous experience in delivering an outstanding global social media strategy
- A proven track record of executing social media strategies at a global level
- Proven experience spearheading digital/social promotions through entire campaign funnel including strategy development, content creation and reporting
- Data-driven research/analysis to drive strategic direction
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
- Strong working knowledge and experience of various social media marketing technologies, such as social monitoring and publishing/CMS platforms, and practices to deliver an exceptional online consumer experience

Location
The position includes travelling and is located at Vantaa, Finland.

Further information
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) will be asked to conduct a standard personal security clearance for the selected candidate.

For further information please contact Piia Jakola, piia.jakola@polar.com, tel. +358 (0)40 715 2671 on Tuesday, March 3 between 2–4 p.m., Friday, March 6 between 9–11 a.m. or Monday, March 9 between 2–4 p.m. Please send your application to anette.haipus@polar.com by March 15, 2015.