Innovation Manager (Project Manager)

Essity Slovakia, s.r.o.

Place of work
Gemerská Hôrka 400, 049 12 Gemerská Hôrka, Prešov region, Košice region, Banská Bystrica, Revúca, Rimavská Sobota, Bardejov, Humenné, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Rožňava, Spišská Nová Ves, Košice
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Essity plant in Gemerská Hôrka (Slovakia) is looking for a new management team member in the position of Innovation Manager.

Main Tasks:
• Acts and behaves as a role model for safety and quality
• Responsible for creating and implementing innovation for a plant designed to result in significant savings or increase sale
• Be the first point of contact for all the activities linked with product, material and equipment changes
• Drives and coordinates the plant portfolio for all Innovation projects
• Drives and executes together with local stakeholders actions to optimize product/material/equipment utilization
• Owns Material changes to drive cost savings and market support activities
• Maintain a close cooperation with R&D, Technology and Markets to obtain input for new innovations and value creation opportunities
• Secure perfect launch projects execution respecting company standard processes to deliver projects success criteria

Information about the selection process

The place of work is in Gemerska Horka.

Please send us your CV in english as well as in slovak language.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced
Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced

Driving licence


Personality requirements and skills

We are looking for someone with:
• 2 - 5 years backround delivering projects in the FMCG enviroment
• University degree in engineering or related field
• Fluent English language skills, both spoken and written, fluency in Slovak and/or Hungarian is an advantage
• Good track record of being able to drive complex projects, a bigger organization
• Able to understand our business fast and has the knowledge and the leadership to drive a complex portfolio of product initiatives, automation projects, capability development of the initiative team
• Problem solving approach, ability to work methodically and be practical and logical in implementation
• High level of analytical skills, planning and organising
• Drive performance and demonstrates urgency
• Build trust in an open environment by involving others and building effective teams
• Drive a winning attitude and show perseverance
• Able to work individually with limited supervision
• Flexible with high level of initiative and ambition to achieve result
• Well organised, able to focus on several issues and prioritise effectively
• Ability to build effective team
• High level of commitment, loyalty and dedication


Brief description of the company

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Essity Slovakia, s.r.o.
Gemerská Hôrka 400
049 12 Gemerská Hôrka
ID: 3265085   Dátum zverejnenia: 17.2.2018