Team Leader, Market Analysis

Do you want to use data and insights as the foundation for making the right decisions in an organisation with a meaningful purpose? Are you enthusiastic about possibilities to discover data and insights, dig deep into data, transform it into a user-friendly model and emerge with new understanding and opportunities?

VTT is one of the leading research organizations in Europe. What unites us at VTT is curiosity, a passion for learning, and a devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. The Strategy unit facilitates VTT’s long-term success by supporting the creation and implementation of an impactful strategy. VTT’s strategic choices are based on systematic business environment analysis. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are looking for Team Leader for our Market and Patent Analysis team! 

As a team leader, your key role is to support your team of 4-5 professionals and enable it to function smoothly. Your team provides services in accordance with the information needs of internal stakeholders and develops and modernizes services. You support them in their daily work with an encouraging and coaching approach. You want to create positive drive and get people excited by coaching and setting ambitious targets together with the team. With your high ambition level and goal-oriented mindset, you ensure the high quality as well as constant development of the team activities. You have excellent communication skills and can communicate effortlessly both in Finnish and English. You collaborate proactively within VTT and can build networks both within the company as well as outside of it. You report to the Head of Business Intelligence.

Our team, Market and Patent Analysis

As a Team Leader, you will have a key role in analysing raw data to make conclusions about that information. By combining different components, a successful Team Leader provides a clear picture of where we are and where we should go. This way we can ensure that the entire VTT organisation is focusing on making a meaningful impact, tackling today's challenges with tomorrow's technologies.

We are looking for a dynamic Team Leader who knows what it takes to build high-quality trend mapping, market analysis, and insights.

Main responsibilities: 

  • You actively take part in the practical work of your team, around 50% of your work consists of hands-on market analysis
  • Your goal is to continuously develop the team's activities and implement new ways of working. 
  • You make sure that your team works efficiently and can succeed in its goals by planning and prioritizing the team’s actions. Your team members’ well-being, performance, and competence development are also in your priorities.
  • Support VTT by collecting and analysing market data from different information sources as well as presenting the results 
  • Provide insights into changes in key business environment drivers and long-term trends 
  • Align and implement VTT strategy regarding our purpose to improve the competitiveness by using data and insights as an asset 
  • Be a member of the Strategy Unit and its Business Intelligence team and actively contribute to the decision making concerning the Business Intelligence 
  • You have a key role in defining the Business Intelligence Services portfolio for our internal stakeholders and in guiding the strategic development themes as part of other Business Intelligence team

We expect you to have:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. data science, information management, futures studies, business, economics, marketing, engineering)
  • Minimum 5 years recent work experience on reporting tasks in business, consulting, corporate, or manufacturing environment 
  • You have recent work experience in the critical development areas of market intelligence, market insights, competitive environment review, and future trends and drivers. Patent and analysis skills and experience in patent search are considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in combining different databases and patent databases is considered ad advantage
  • Strong interest to work with data, analysis, multichannel and Omnichannel discussions as well as project management expertise 
  • Good PowerPoint and Excel skills 
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Finnish 

As a person, we hope that you are:

A self-starter, who has the ambition to learn and to develop things. By coaching and helping others you contribute to great teamwork and success. You are good at communicating findings clearly. You will be working in both national and international environments, and we expect you to have good networking and interpersonal skills. You are a solution-oriented problem solver, who can manage projects efficiently.

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solving systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your own professional skills. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.  
  • An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation from quantum technology to synthetic biology under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll get to witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 
  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development, and support our people in reaching their full potential. People tend to stay at VTT for more than 10 years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work–life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 29th of May 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.  

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Head of Business Intelligence, Sonja Martikainen 25.3 13-14 or 28.3 10-11. Mobile: +35850 598 9778.

Location: Espoo, Tampere, Jyväskylä or Oulu

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.


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