Product Area (PA) Rock Tools, within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology (SMRT), is a world-leading producer of drill bits, rods and tubes for customers in the rock tools industry. The PA works to continually develop new rock drilling tools and cemented carbide grades designed to improve our customers’ operations and deliver superior, cost-effective performance.
We are now looking for a driven and supportive Head of R&D for Product Area (PA) Rock Tools, with location in Sandviken, Sweden. We offer an opportunity to take a leading role in developing our R&D department and the chance to build a network spanning across the globe.
As Head of R&D, you manage, lead and direct the R&D organization with global accountability for the PA and ensure development and delivery of innovative products and solutions that provide value for our customers. You promote a change in working methods and are responsible for building and strengthening a culture of productivity, meeting profitability targets and business objectives. You lead the implementation of lean principles in the R&D environment to push R&D productivity to the next level. You ensureexcellent communication and close collaboration with product management and supply, as well as with other PAs and R&D organizations, in order to identify synergies.
You are an active part of the PA management team and report directly to the President of Rock Tools.International travel is required in your work.
You have at least five to ten years’ experience in leading positions working with R&D and related processes in industrial environments and matrix organizations. As we value your technical or manufacturing background, we put a major emphasis on your successful leadership skills and experience in driving change in working methods and culture. You have genuine business understanding and a profound interest in undertaking necessary EHS regulations and guidelines. You have experience of working with lean principles in a support/service environment, or in manufacturing. As we act in a global environment, you must communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing, while skills in Swedish are advantageous.
We are sincerely interested in your passion and personality, which you use to energize the organization. You plan and act strategically while paying attention to details, always keeping the customer and business in mind. Using your broad experience, you improve our ways of working within your area of expertise and are flexible yet determined in your priorities, aiming for excellent results. You set ambitious targets, deliver on promises and follow through and, by actively leading and motivating your team, you ensure development and high-quality performance. Additionally, you work in line with Sandvik’s Core Values to build relationships based on honesty, respect and trust and use your outstanding communication skills to interact with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively operating to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion.
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2016, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 82 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.
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