Jari Niemela

Jari Niemela

Summary

I'm very business oriented HR professional from Finland. I have vocational, BBA, and MBA degrees in business and administration, and my work experience covers most of the HR areas: International HR management, leadership, recruiting, competence development, change management, HR management and development, international mobility etc. In addition I have relatively long experience from sales and consulting services. I have gained industry knowledge in following areas: ICT, Consulting, Logistics, daily products.

Special skills:

General management & leadership skills, HR-Management, HR Consulting, Competence Development, Change Management, Recruiting, Leadership, Sales & marketing skills, E-commerce, Information Communication Technology understanding (ICT), Spanish language, Logistics...

I would also like to utilize my spanish in business much better than I have been able to. Vamos a ver...

In case of attractive career opportunity, I could see myself, and my family, moving to some other country to work for couple of years (Spain, Denmark, Sweden, US, Latin America, Kanada)

Work History

Work History

HR Consultant

Accenture Oy

Change Management Specialist, Project Management, ICT

Mar 2008 - Present

Development Manager / International Mobility (Corporate HR)

Itella

Responsibility of creating international HR policies covering Itella's 10 operating countries (Russia, Baltics, Nordics, Poland and Germany).

Oct 2006 - Feb 2008

HR Director

Accenture Oy

Leading HR operations in Finland, covering recruiting, payroll, and HR business partner areas. Part of Nordic HR Management team and local (business) management team of Accenture Finland.Accenture Finland won the best employer 2007 and 2008 reward! (large corporations). See more: http://www.greatplacetowork.fi/best/list-fi.htm

Mar 2001 - Nov 2004

Team Leader, Sales Manager

Elisa Oyj (Telecom)

Main duties: Key Account Management, selling and tailoring training services to the largest ICT-companies in Finland (Nokia, Elisa, HP, Tellabs…). Planning and implementing marketing campaigns. Developing training courses and training supply. Developing IT-based tools (eLearning, e-Knowledge Research).

Jul 1999 - Feb 2001

Recruiter, Team Lead, Accounting Manager

Manpower Oy

Customer Relationship Management to entitled customers. Managing and focusing the marketing and sales activities, planning and implementing marketing campaigns, developing recruitment processes and business, searching new ways to serve customers. An important role was to exploit the IT-solutions to recruitment processes, benchmark Nordic countries and evaluate some of the best practises to Finland. During the time as a Team Leader at the Office & Customer Care Team: responsible for budgeting and sales. There were seven professional HR Consultant at the team.

Feb 1995 - Apr 1999

Wholesaler, Foreman of the warehouse

Tukospar Oy

The main duties were B-to-B sales to entitled customers and dealers. Products were fresh products, like fruits and vegetables. Part of the job was to make marketing plan, set up the prices, customer care & development. As a foreman in warehouse the main duties were: supervising, planning the working schedules, setting up vacations and salaries. Taking part of many workgroups, e.g. Total Quality Management

Feb 1991 - Jan 1995

Salesman, Shop Manager

Hansan K&L Ky

Customer service, sales, buying orders, advertisements, Foreman to shop sales personnel.

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Aug 2004

MBA, Master in Business and Administration, International Business

Helsinki School of Economics

Full-time MBA, no pain - no gain!

Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

Specialization degree, E-commerce

Mercuria Business School

E-commerce studies - www.evtek.fi/kauppa/koulutus/erikoistumis/verkkoliiketoiminta (in Finnish)

Sep 1997 - Dec 2000

BBA, Bachelor in Business and Administration

Mercuria Business School

BBA, Bachelor in Business and Administration, tradenomi, International Business and Administration, Exhange period in EAE de Barcelona in Fall 1998 (www.eae.es)

Sep 1985 - May 1988

Vocational professional degree in Marketing

Lohja Business School

Marketing studies