CFO - Design & Planning Automation

Aug 28
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Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions is on an exciting growth journey, building the new digital era of manufacturing. We have the know-how and innovative mindset to develop ideas into pioneering tech solutions. Adding your strategic mind and people centric outlook, we’re ready to lead this work, raise the bar higher, and enforce our position as a top industrial player for digital manufacturing solutions.

Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions is a business area segment within Sandvik Group, with around 1500 employees worldwide - incorporating the three divisions of Design & Planning Automation, Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Metrology. Our ambition is to grow the business to 6 billion SEK by 2025 through organic growth in combination with M&A. At our Design and Planning Automation division, we’re passionate towards accelerating the growth of digital solutions and you’ll be joining a global team dedicated to making Sandvik an industrial technology frontrunner.

Right now, we’re looking for an experienced CFO with a structured and analytical mindset to join us in an exciting position and take ownership of our financial processes and deliveries within the Design and Planning Automation division.

About the job

As CFO for the DPA division, you’re responsible for our full financial scope connected to the DPA division. This includes continuous improvement of relevant processes and business models and setting efficient performance management systems. As part of our growth ambition includes M&As, you’re highly involved in these processes and following integration of acquired companies. You drive timely reporting of the consolidated actual performance, forecasts and targets, while supporting the operations with analysis, advise and tools. You challenge the organization with your insights into the drivers of our business and profitability; finding and addressing core issues in an effective and business-oriented manner while identifying possible ways of improvement. You work in close relation with the Sandvik, SMS and SMF finance community to develop and share best practices, developing both yourself and your peers. An important part of your job is to ensure compliance with internal frameworks, as well as global laws and regulations.

Your responsibility includes the management of the annual, quarterly and monthly closing process of analyzing and presenting major parts of division consolidated financial performance by:

  • maintaining standard reporting of monthly financial performance and follow up for all Business Units (BU) and supporting profitability analysis
  • cooperating with BU finance teams to set plans, operational planning as well as reporting on forecast vs actual performance
  • supporting management reporting needs in financial reporting and business controlling
  • provide quality financial data to internal stakeholders and administration support of finance IT-teams in day-to-day operations
  • participating in ad-hoc projects related to the division business control and drive the target setting and process for operational KPIs.

You report to the President of Design and Planning Automation (DPA) and actively contribute in DPA management team. Location for this role is preferably Stockholm, Sweden, but other locations can also be considered for the right candidate. Global travel is a natural part of the job.

Your character

We’re looking for someone with a university degree within finance or similar area. You have a solid finance background from a software focused business – preferably in an international environment – combined with experience from several areas within finance and business controls. You have experience from a multinational company and from leading improvement projects. We believe that you have knowledge in driving processes, including change management, and experience in IFRS. Experience of working with SAP is an advantage, as well as exposure to business intelligence software (e.g. Power BI). Acting in a truly global environment calls for excellent communication skills in English.

With your advanced analytical skills and solution-oriented attitude you have the ability stay two steps ahead. You’re a natural leader with proven ability to coach and motive others and you comfortably takes charge when needed. You have a successful history of coaching people in an international setting, as well as of working with management teams. Your grounded and friendly approach motivates your co-workers, and your communicative skills allows you to easily gain trust and respect and to build strong, long-lasting relationships with both co-workers and external parties.

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 or website, LinkedIn or Facebook.


We look forward to your application and ask you to please make sure that we have it no later than August 28, 2022. Our recruitment process is open and fair – we welcome all applicants and evaluate every unique application in line with the specified requirements profile, to find the best match for the position. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply at, (Job ID: R0040056).

Hiring Manager

Mathias Johansson, President of Design and Planning Automation

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Sofie Mälstad, Executive Talent Acquisition Manager, +46 725 867 686

Union contacts – Sweden

Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)26 266 659

Kerstin Norlén, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)70 616 42 83

Peter Olsson-Andrée, 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 Manufacturing and Machining Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global market-leading manufacturer of tools and tooling systems for advanced industrial metal cutting. The business area also comprises the areas of additive manufacturing and digital manufacturing. In 2021, sales were approximately 37​ billion SEK with about 20,000 employees.​

Deadline: Aug 28
Job-ID: R0040056

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