CBDO / Head of Business Development - Design & Planning Automation

Job overview

  • Deadline: 7 Oct
  • Country: Sweden
  • Location: Stockholm
  • Job-ID: R0020719
  • Job category: Business Development
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Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions is a business area segment with around 600 employees worldwide, incorporating Sandvik’s Additive Manufacturing, Metrology and Design & Planning Automation divisions. We develop offers to help customers become even more productive and sustainable by providing seamless software and additive solutions from component design to quality verification. Our ambition is to develop and acquire companies that complement our strong machining solutions to be able to expand, strengthen and find new business opportunities to grow our total business portfolio. We work in a fast paced, software technology and business driven environment. Our aim is to become world leaders within our segment.

The Business Development department within Design & Planning Automation is tasked with identifying, exploring and developing business opportunities. This includes activities in the areas of Market Analysis, Business Projects, Communication, Strategy and M&A. We are now looking for someone with strong leadership potential and business acumen to take on the role as CBDO / Head of Business Development and to lead a highly skilled team of professionals across these different disciplines.

In this position, you report directly to President of Design & Planning Automation and are a valued member of the division’s management team. As this role is truly global, travel is a key part of your job. Location is therefore flexible, but there will be a need to be present at our new office site in Stockholm – a place for mixing tech innovation with the core of machining.

Your mission
Acting in close collaboration with Head of Business Development & Strategy for Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions, you take lead in developing and implementing our business development agenda in alignment with the organization's overall vision. You identify, explore and develop new business opportunities with the objective of positioning the company competitively in the market. Generating data for improved business insights and directing the planning and preparation of business proposals to recommend to senior management are important parts of your mission. So is continuously scanning market and technology trends that can influence our business. Monitoring trends and taking responsibility for market outlook within selected areas enables us to stay one step ahead.

You oversee the development of key projects and ensure successful closure of business deals. You bring focus on growth through M&A, and you’re committed from preparation to integration. Negotiations, contacts with authorities and other relevant parties, as well as acquisition agreements are all included in your area of responsibility.

Further, you’re accountable for developing processes, way of working and the organization, and you lead, direct, evaluate and develop a team of managers and professionals to achieve established business development goals. A culture of collaboration, agility and engagement is truly important to us, and as a true role model, you actively interact with necessary stakeholders, as well as with internal and external partners to ensure alignment, drive development and achieve results. Equally important aspects on your agenda are empowering our work with diversity and inclusion and making sure we take our responsibility and conduct business in a sustainable manner.

Your character
For this position, we’re looking for a talented leader with a background in software business, combined with solid understanding of the applications and production technology in the machining industry. You have experience from leading teams of experts in a decentralized setting, are used to interact with C-suite stakeholders and recognize the benefits of acting in an ecosystem. You’re commercially skilled and experienced in strategy development and implementation, as well as in change management. A relevant business degree or equivalent work experience is also expected.

Business acumen and thoroughness is in your nature, and we truly value your analytical and problem-solving capabilities. You thrive when given the opportunity to act both on a strategic and an operational level, and you confidently lead us in finding new business opportunities. Collaboration and stakeholder management are top priorities for you, and your agile, responsive and inspiring approach and your commitment to the mission creates engagement across our business. On top of this, you have a well-developed ethical compass and are a truly communicative leader who shows genuine engagement – qualities that inspire people around you and always leave a positive impact!

We operate worldwide, and this calls for an open mind and cultural awareness, as well as excellent communication skills in English.

Our Sandvik culture
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group, rapidly developing into new, digital offerings, with roots in steel innovations and a future vision to set the industry standard. For us, it is clear that diversity of experience, perspective and background forms a solid foundation for achieving great results. Learn more about our business by visiting our website, LinkedIn or Facebook.


Selection and interviews are made ongoing during this recruitment. Please send us your application as soon as possible and no later than October 7, 2020. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply at home.sandvik/career, Job ID: R0020719.

Contact information

For more information about this exciting job, please contact:
Anne Thunström, VP HR Business Partner, anne.thunstrom@sandvik.com
James Crilley, Executive Talent Acquisition Manager, james.crilley@sandvik.com

Union contacts – Sweden

Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82

Göran Norell, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 266 574

Peter Olsson-André, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 261 984

To learn about our recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

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Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. 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 industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2019, the Group had approximately 40,000 employees and revenues of about 100 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Deadline: 7 Oct
Job-ID: R0020719

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