Senior Director Product Management Containerboard

Job description

At Billerud we believe that when we have tomorrow in mind, we will do our very best today. It is thanks to our employees that we are a world-leading company within the field of renewable paper and packaging materials. Do you want to realize your true value and work for a sustainable tomorrow? Join us!

We are now looking for a Senior Director Product Management Containerboard  

Join our dynamic team as we seek a passionate and skilled leader to drive value growth and strategic alignment within our Paperboard division. We are looking for a Senior Director of Product Management for our Containerboard segment who thrives on leading and developing both the business and people.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing segment profitability, driving product specification and development, crafting compelling value propositions, overseeing technical service, and spearheading marketing initiatives. You will be leading a small yet impactful team consisting of reporting managers and specialists in technical service, product management, and business coordination. If you're ready to make a significant impact and shape the future of our Containerboard division, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our journey towards excellence.


In summary your main tasks will be: 

  • Drive value growth and maximize EBIT for segment containerboard in alignment with the Paperboard and BEU strategy.
  • Lead, drive and motivate the Product Management team.
  • Create a yearly aspiring/ambitions/daring/ business plan, connected to an action plan for the segment. Ensure follow-through and buy in from Snr leadership team.
  • Create a long-term sales plan, in alignment with the mill plans and BEU strategy.
  • Follow up and secure that identified progress measures and KPI´s (Sales, EBIT, Value engineering, etc) are delivered.
  • Lead value engineering initiatives in cooperation with operations and procurement to contribute to the company wide GoGreat program.
  • Manage and develop the core offer and value proposition for Containerboard.
  • Align product and PM mix optimization with operations to maximize EBIT.
  • Lead and manage a close cooperation with Sales management, product development, business development, application development and marketing.
  • Steer pricing strategy/guidelines in close cooperation with the Sales Director.
  • Overall responsibility for sales forecast for the segment.
  • Represent Billerud in the containerboard related branch organizations.

This position is based out of our head office in Solna or one of our mills located in Gruvön or Skärblacka.


At Billerud, we put Safety First. Together we take great pride in our responsibility to contribute to a safe work environment. Please read more about our Safety First initiative here.


To succeed in this position, we believe you have:

  • Academical background in engineering, economics, business administration or equal.
  • Extensive proven record in strategic leadership role in a global B2B context.
  • Experience of collaborating and influencing all levels of management.
  • Proven track record in EBIT creation.
  • Excellent communication skills in both Swedish and English.

Experience from the process or manufacturing industry is advantageous.

Personal qualities

For us, personality is important. To succeed in this position, we believe you are someone with strong business acumen. You possess analytical skills and have the ability to interpret and communicate strategy to various stakeholders within the organization. Naturally, you have a commercial mindset and a curious attitude, coupled with the ability to distinguish and drive what's best for the business. Additionally, you are an approachable leader with the capability to drive change, motivate, and engage the team in an unpretentious manner.

Our values are central in our business and we believe that you recognize yourself in: Place customer in center, dare to innovate, lead the change and care for each other.


If you want to know more about the role you are welcome to contact Armin van Overbeek, Vice President Business Area Paperboard, at

Application information

Welcome with your application no later than April 21st.  Ongoing selection may occur in this process. 
Billerud is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. 
Why us?  

  • Become a part of Billerud Sustainable Leaders.
  • An opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future 
  • Development and career opportunities 
  • Performance-based bonus, occupational pension and a number of different benefits according to company policy. 
  • Opportunity to hybrid working according to company standard.  


Our recruitment process will include interviews, recruitment test, reference checks, alcohol- & drug test as well as background checks.

Do you want to help create a sustainable future through your work?

Billerud is a world leading company in high-performing paper and packaging materials.
We dare to innovate and put our customers in the center by developing sustainable alternatives that challenge the conventional in the packaging industry. Our commitment goes beyond products; it's about reshaping the way businesses and consumers perceive and use packaging to minimize environmental impact.

We care for our people. Billerud is an international company with local roots. No matter where you work, we take pride in always making safety our number one priority.

Realize your true value. At Billerud we lead the change in everything that we do. We have a strong focus on growth and development, offering diverse opportunities for employees to evolve professionally and personally.

Join us in redefining sustainable packaging and drive meaningful change for a better tomorrow.

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