CTO
Oslo

Om selskapet

Why working at Kebony, a leading wood modification company.

There are 3 key elemements that make Kebony a great opportunity, with massive future potential

  • Firstly, the foundation of a successful wood company is in place and the product has been commercially accepted. Which is backed up by a strong sales cagr of 27% over the last 10 years
  • Secondly, the market opportunity and growth potential are enourmous, where modified wood is the answer to tropical de-forestation
  • Thirdly, the scalable business model allows Kebony to capitalize this opportunity. There is significant room to grow, also given the free capacity in the current set-up

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Kebony is a leading wood brand and technology organisation. Underpinned by proprietary timber modification technologies, it produces an enhanced wood of superior technology quality that is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

From its production facilities located in Skien, Norway and Flanders, Belgium, Kebony has set its sights on redefining standards in the treated-timber industry and new possibilities for wood as a sustainable construction material. Kebony has subsidiaries throughout Scandinavia, with a sales organisation that spans Germany, France, the UK and the US, with an international distribution network.

The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, recipient of the Nordic region's ecolabel the Swan and the Glass Bear for sustainable consumption and production; and repeated recognition as a Global Cleantech 100 company, and Europe Company of the Year in 2018.

Kebony's Purpose
To help the world reduce CO2 by offering the most beautiful and ecological exterior wood.

Kebony's Mission
Be the global no. 1 wood modification technology company.

Kebony's Core Value
Positive impact every day.

Om stillingen

As CTO, your primary challenge lies in managing the T&P department within our international organization. You are ultimately responsible for developing new, innovative processes and materials. Think of issues in the field of wood modification and green bu ilding. You are also responsible for defining and delivering projects. You ensure that projects are completed within scope, schedule and budget. These are in line with the challenging strategic plan and the growth objectives of our organization.

By means of your natural, coaching and inspiring leadership, you know how to deploy people with the right knowledge, methods and resources. You work efficiently together with relevant departments within the organization and you know how to deal with mutual interests. Of course you deliver the right addition in terms of safety and quality. Your duties and responsibilities also include developing and deepening the level of knowledge in the field of wood modification As well as applying new developments and technologies for wood modification to guide innovations within Kebony and with partners.

Bakgrunn

  • Formal Education
  • PhD, or at least M.Sc, from a life science or relevant engineering discipline (process, chemical, biological, wood processing, automation)
  • Additional business management education (MBA or similar)

Erfaring

  • Research and Development project work
  • IPR management (at least at the level where patent fundamentals are understood, preferably experienced in patent applications)
  • R&D management and organisation - including management of external partners
  • Leadership in cross-functional and international teams, including external partners
  • Business Development (familiar with Technology Transfer, different partnering models, proposals, reporting and presenting to all levels of organisation)
  • Experience from work in international high-performance organisation, preferably manufacturing industry
  • Used to manage R&D projects with internal (Kebony) and external (universities, research institutes, partners) stakeholders
  • Experience in converting R&D into commercially viable products (NPD roadmap & business case approach)
  • Experience in obtaining local (Norway) and international subsidies (Europe)
  • International experience and languages (English is company language)

Personlige egenskaper

  • We are looking for someone who is analytical, creative and pragmatic. Someone who drives innovation and business development, as well as ensures operational improvements on short term basis
  • Strong work ethics with complete dedication and proven performance
  • Strong in communication, negotiations and leadership skills
  • Quick to adapt to new situations and tasks

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