Head of Business Control and Performance Management

Job overview

  • Deadline: 30 Nov
  • Country: Sweden
  • Location: Sandviken, Stockholm
  • Job-ID: R0021990
  • Job category: Finance
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At Sandvik Coromant, our Product Management and R&D organization is responsible for knowledge, solutions, data and offer/product development, along with introduction and maintenance of a strong portfolio. We’re specialists in modeling of hard materials and the metal cutting process, and our work spans from understanding customer and market needs, to developing our offering and ensuring a consistent implementation.

To strengthen our team, we’re now looking for an experienced and influential leader to join us as Head of Business Control and Performance Management, someone who’s ready for a challenging and exciting mission. In this position, you support our Vice President of Product Management and R&D in building the foundation for strong financial- and business control as well as performance management and project delivery in this area. This is a great chance to get to know and impact our business, and we’re proud to offer you a stimulating workplace where innovation, collaboration and flexibility really matters.

Your mission
As Head of Business Control and Performance Management, you’re overall responsible for supporting our strategic agenda and ensuring correct business decisions based on transparent information and proactive control. You challenge our ways of working and use your expertise in developing our financial and commercial agenda. You drive business mindset through the offer strategy process and product portfolio management while ensuring key financial aspects as managing costs, investments, estimates, future spending’s and return on investment.

Choosing the right bets for the future in terms of development projects is key, and you’re accountable for the process and tools to make priorities and selections. You ensure strong performance management by reviewing spending and return in terms of time, cost and quality for our project management and product portfolio - both during the development phase and by analyzing return of investment and suggesting resource allocation for a balanced and attractive portfolio. To ensure a complete and holistic picture of expenditures, investments and resources needed is an important part of your job. By being actively involved in all major investment requests, you provide relevant insights as the basis for approval decisions which are not limited to cost control – it´s equally much about strategic alignment.

In addition, you’re in charge of the processes and ways of working related to product portfolio management and product development as well as the Project Office; where the Project Office Manager reports to you and gets your support and sounding board to develop best practices in project management, processes, performance management and alignment with the organization strategy and goals. You lead, coach and inspire your team and are an important part of our management team for Product Management and R&D.

The location for this position is Stockholm or Sandviken, and some planned travel is part of your job.

Your profile
We’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s or higher on Economics combined with solid experience from senior financial positions, performance management and organizational development in a global and complex setting. You successfully know how to be an active and trustworthy business partner and you’re skilled in turning strategic directions into everyday operational activities. Your structured and proven leadership skills enable you to effectively establish and cultivate cross-functional teams, and by showing the way in a motivating manner, you combine team spirit with excellent results. We’re a global player, and you must communicate fluently in both written and spoken English, while knowledge of Swedish is a plus.

You’re curious, entrepreneurial and pragmatic, and you utilize these drivers along with your analytical skills and strategic abilities in your everyday work. You confidently keep our set directions as you prioritize and execute activities, and you plan ahead to be well prepared for future challenges. Excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire change and bring people onboard are your keys to success, and you lead the way – for both your team and our organization – by acting as a role model with regards to performance, delivery and values!

About us

Sandvik Coromant is a market leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how for the metalworking industry, and we employ over 7 900 brilliant people all around the globe. Innovation is in our DNA and we’re proud to shape the future of manufacturing in close collaboration with our customers and partners. We believe in an inclusive, equal and open-minded culture, and we nurture our diversities to form a solid foundation for achieving great results. Do you want to know more about our business? Visit our website, LinkedIn or Facebook page.


Send your application no later than November 30th, 2020. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply by visiting our career site (Job ID: R0021990).

Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Jennie Ström, recruiting manager, jennie.strom@sandvik.com

Maria Lindén, HR Business Partner, maria.linden@sandvik.com
Union contacts
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 0482
Göran Norell, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)70 616 43 78
Peter Olsson-Andrée, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 261 984
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist

Lisbeth Häggström

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Deadline: 30 Nov
Job-ID: R0021990

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