Head of Metso Academy – Metso

Location: Global
Closing date: 7 July 2024

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Seeking a passionate, inspiring, and experienced leader for Metso Academy (a.k.a. MOTA). The purpose of Metso Academy is to drive Tier-1 learning, training, and professional growth for internal and external stakeholders. Metso Academy organisation Manages Five specialized academies focusing on a particular learning offering or customer group: Technical Academy, Sales & Business Academy, People Academy, Distributor Academy, and Customer Academy.

You will lead and oversee the academy’s strategic vision, operations, and alignment with organizational goals, ensuring effective learning, training, and development initiatives that enhance employee performance and support businesses to succeed. Metso Academy works closely with all Metso Business Areas and Market Areas. The Head of Metso Academy reports to the SVP of Integrated Service Solutions (ISS), and is part of the ISS leadership team.

This position can be located in one of Metso’s main locations, but we are happy to offer flexible working arrangements and the role includes up to 25% of travel per year.

What you’ll do

  • Drive the development of technical and sales competence and commercial training products
  • Overall responsibility for the Metso Academy’s operations, performance, and strategic alignment with the organization.
  • Develop and execute the overall vision, strategy, and direction of Metso Academy.
  • Ensure alignment of the academy’s objectives with the organization’s business goals and training needs.
  • Oversee the performance and operations of the academies and functions within the Metso Academy.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including senior executives, business leaders, and external partners.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to academy heads and function heads.
  • Manage the budget and resources of Metso Academy
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of training programs and initiatives
  • Secure continuous improvement of professional growth experience

Who you are

  • Experience in learning, training, and career growth is seen as a strength but not mandatory
  • Strong customer orientation, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record in leading and developing high-performing diverse teams
  • Growth mindset and financial acumen
  • Influencing skills in a highly matrixed organization and experience in leading multinational teams
  • Good communication skills and full working proficiency in English

What’s in it for you

  • Wellbeing and safety – benefit from occupational healthcare, generous benefits plan, healthy living rewards, mental well-being services, and engagement surveys.
  • Annual bonus – global incentive programs tied to business and performance targets.
  • Hybrid working possibilities – while we are big advocates of meeting and collaborating in person, we believe in fostering a flexible work environment.
  • Extensive learning opportunities – ongoing growth dialogues, internal mobility, mentoring programs, education assistance, ambitious projects, and global opportunities.
  • Worldwide support – leverage our network of peers across the world, offering valuable assistance. We get things done together, through open and honest communication.
  • A thriving culture – we are committed to developing an inclusive culture that enables everyone to do their best and reach their full potential. A culture that is courageous, compelling, and caring, and unites our people to build a sustainable future together.


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For additional information, please contact Siiri Lehtonen, Talent Acquisition Specialist – siiri.lehtonen@metso.com

We understand that some highly capable candidates might hesitate to apply for a role unless they meet every listed qualification. If you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements. You may be the right candidate for the role.