A career at Vaasan

Vaasan employs some 1,500 professionals from different fields working in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In Finland we are just about 1,000 employees.

Vaasan bakes close to consumers – fresh bread is baked in several locations in Finland. We are a significant employer in the areas where our bakeries are located.

A variety of experts are needed at Vaasan. In production, positions vary from pastry making to baking, packaging, distribution, working at bakery shops and management.

Finns’ favourite breads are developed together with marketing, research and product development. Quality control ensures high-quality products. Expert positions range from technology, procurement, sales, financial administration, export, IT, communications and HR.

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Social responsibility at Vaasan

Being a forerunner is based on our employees’ expertise and ability to learn.

Our way of working is one of the cornerstones of our HR management. Good leadership, meaningful and motivating work and the ability to influence and participate in developing our working environment are the key to well-being at work.

Our goal is to be an excellent workplace. To reach this goal, we have identified three focus areas of improvement:

  • Personal improvement
  • Improvement of managerial work
  • Acting according to our values

Our common values and our management culture need to become a part of everyday work. Our values are openness, holistic view and drive.

Employment

Vaasan bakes close to consumers – fresh bread is baked in several locations in Finland. We are a significant employer in the areas where our bakeries are located.

In addition to full-time staff, many students also work part-time at Vaasan. In 2014, Vaasan Ltd employed more women than men. We have employees of all age groups equally.

The following collective agreements of employment are applied at Vaasan:

  • Collective agreement regarding bakery workers (The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL) – The Finnish Food Workers’ Union SEL)
  • Collective agreement for clerical employees in the food industry (The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL) – Trade Union Pro)
  • Collective agreement for managerial employees in the food industry (The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL) – The Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff YTN)

Wages, compensation and working hours

Wages and compensation in different employee groups are based on their respective payroll systems and take into account collective agreements, how demanding the position is, expertise and competence. In addition, Vaasan Ltd applies job and location based performance-related pay systems, whose content is defined annually and where goals are agreed upon together with employees.