Senior Project Manager Strategy and M&A within the Kanthal Division

Job overview

  • Deadline: 9 Mar
  • Country: Sweden
  • Location: Hallstahammar, Stockholm
  • Job-ID: R0024439
  • Job category: Business Development
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Kanthal, a division within Sandvik Materials Technology, is now looking for an experienced and business-oriented person to join our strategy and M&A function as Project Manager. Are you eager to learn, develop and drive strategy and M&A projects within one of Sandvik SMTs growth areas? Then this is a great opportunity for you!

Kanthal is part of Sandvik Group, and a world-leading brand for products and services in the areas of sustainable industrial heating technology and resistance material as well as ultra-fine wire for medical devices. We develop innovative solutions in creative partnerships with our customers, and with a strong commitment to reduce the environmental impact and save life’s. With skilled people and pioneering technology, we support some of the world’s most exciting and biggest projects within the heating and medical areas.

Your mission

In this position, you support the Kanthal growth agenda by identifying, analyzing and evaluating possible targets, as well as advise on what initiatives and themes we should prioritize to keep momentum and quality in our strategic plans. Together with the team, you ensure success throughout the entire M&A process - from scouting, due diligence, target setting, negotiation, deal closing and follow up - and you put the spotlight on revenue, profitability and tactical performance.

In close collaboration with the Kanthal Management, functional experts, deal executives, advisors and various key stakeholders, you handle financial modeling, deal structuring and valuation as a “project manager” to ensure a comprehensive and speedy approach for each agreement - including oversight of workstreams and tasks - to achieve the best results. In addition to the M&A work you will participate in the strategy development through servicing our business units in their planning. Together with the team and internal stakeholders from around the world you support the annual strategy development cycle as well as manage ad-hoc strategy and business development projects.

In this position, you report to the Head of Strategy and M&A for Kanthal. The position will also require occasional traveling to e.g., U.S., Europe and Asia, depending on project.

Your profile

We’re looking for someone with a university degree within Industrial Engineering and Management, Finance or Business Administration. In addition to your education, you have around 5 years’ work experience from a similar role within the manufacturing industry, top tier management consultancy or investment firm. This includes a solid track record of driving transactions, corporate valuations, as well as project proven leadership capabilities. This role requires you to work in a global setting so excellent English skills is a must, while knowledge of Swedish is beneficial.

Your strategic mindset combined with your analytical features enables you to easy spot the details we need to move forward. You have good stakeholder management and communication skills and know how to interact with large group of stakeholders of different backgrounds and opinions. To challenge and push your colleagues forward comes naturally to you, and you enjoy seeing them grow and develop.

At Kanthal, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business and our customers. If you find the role interesting and would like to work in an organization where we value sustainability in aspects of work life, products and environment, you are the one we are looking for!


Send your application no later than March 10th, 2021. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: R0024439. If you wish to attach a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Rickard Dahlgren, Head of Business Development, Strategy and M&A of Kanthal, +46 (0)70 61 65 222

Union contacts – Sweden

Mikael Gunnarsson, Unionen, +46 (0)220 217 81

Petter Lindblom, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)220 216 63

Johan Baringson, Ledarna, +46 (0)70 616 20 54

Niclas Widell, IF Metall, +46 (0)220 217 71

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Manager Linda Johansson, +46 (0)26 26 03 12

Hiring Location

This position is preferably based in Hallstahammar, Sweden with the possibility to work part of the time remotely.

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 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and sales of 100 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Deadline: 9 Mar
Job-ID: R0024439

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