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Head of Digital HR


Espoo, FI

Country/Region:  FI
Job Area:  HR
Business Unit:  HR Business Solutions

Are you our next creator of change?


This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.

We are looking for you,


Head of Digital HR


to HR Business Solutions unit in Neste’s Headquarters in Espoo.

As Head of Digital HR you will drive high value and impact of HR processes’ performance and development by digitalisation. In this role you will lead the Digital HR team responsible for enabling and developing HR digitalisation globally in Neste. Ultimately, we drive for effective and intelligent processes to support business and good people leadership.

Reasons to join


Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.

Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves.

Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working.



More about the job


Your role in Neste HR is responsible for


  • Managing the design, delivery and maintenance of HR information, learning and worktime management systems at Neste (e.g. SAP Success Factors, Worktime Software)
  • Leading the development and deployment of Neste’s digital HR platforms and systems
  • Contributing to the digital HR strategy and implementation roadmap in alignment with Neste’s people and technology strategy
  • Leading and cooperating with HR system development and maintenance partners and vendors
  • Leading and coaching Neste’s Digital HR team of HR system specialists


In this role you will collaborate with HR stakeholders to identify opportunities for digital solutions that can improve HR processes, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, and employee engagement. You will report to the Vice President, HR Business Solutions.


Keys to success in this role

The best combination of experiences, skills and background is:

  • 10+ years of experience and knowledge in the HR and/or IT field with a comprehensive understanding of HRIS systems
  • Holistic understanding of HR digitalisation value and impact potential
  • HR ICT system development skills and passion
  • Deep understanding of HR management and processes
  • Ability to lead and manage HR system and tool development and efficient operational performance
  • Analytical and systematic way of working, persistent attitude to tackle obstacles in digitalisation development
  • Experience from team lead / line management position
  • Ability to thrive in uncertainty and resolve ambiguity with solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong communication, influencing and networking skills in English (Finnish is considered as an advantage) with the ability to act as an interpreter and facilitator between HR, IT and business

We also value the abilities to


  • Drive results through clarity by defining & communicating clear objectives and through regular discussion and feedback
  • Support growth of our people by providing an open environment, empowering others and showing genuine interest in people
  • Empower finding new perspectives by acting as a role model in getting things done and encouraging learning culture & working together

Let’s get you started


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We look forward to receiving your CV and application with a salary request by June 11, 2023.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Miia Lehmuskoski, VP, HR Business Solutions, +358504589590 on June 7 between 10:00-12:00 or June 8 between 12:00-14:00 (UTC +3).

We will do our best to contact you within 2 weeks after the application time has ended. The recruitment process will include interviews and a possible aptitude assessment. The first interviews are preliminarily scheduled to take place on week 25. (The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained with their consent.)


About Neste

Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.

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