Business Unit Manager for Surface Technology – our fast-growing Hydrogen business

Sep 26
Sandviken, Falun, Dalarna County, Gävle, Stockholm, Uppsala
Job category:
General Management
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Sandvik Materials Technology in Sandviken is looking for a Business Unit Manager for Surface Technology – our fast-growing Hydrogen business

At Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) our mission is much more than delivering high value added products, advanced technology and processes – working together to develop solutions based on our customers’ needs, and, thereby, achieving our business goals is a better description of our daily work. With curious co-workers and safety as our first priority, we create a work environment where you can grow both personally and professionally.

SMT has a clear growth ambition with set targets to strengthen our market position and accelerate businesses development in interesting fast-growing industry segments. In parallel, SMT has initiated an exciting journey to explore the possibility of a separate listing at the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange – earliest in year 2022, provided that the circumstances are deemed right at the time. With a clear direction for our journey ahead, utilizing our position as technology leader, progressive customer partner and sustainability driver, we aim to further develop and become a strong and independent company within our industry.

We are now looking for a brave, passionate and entrepreneurial Business Unit Manager for our Surface Technology business - someone who wants to take an active part in the commercialization and continuous development of profitable growth for this business within the renewable energy segment.

Surface Technology is considered a start-up business that has evolved from years of collective R&D and commercial positioning towards the Hydrogen society. The unit has developed an advanced steel strip coating solution which sets the industry standard as a key component in fuel cell systems, used in Fuel Cell Electrical Vehicles (FCEV), energy production and storage for various markets. This is an important application area which has the potential to lower the world’s usage of fossil fuels and is viewed as a strategic area for SMT going forward.

Your challenge

You will lead the way with the mission to industrialize and ramp up production, broaden the customer base and develop capabilities to capture additional business. With your entrepreneurial approach, you build the foundation for future growth and profitability by developing your team through effective performance management and ensure personal and team safety by promoting a “Safety First” culture.

To lead this exiting journey in a fast-growing market, we are looking for someone who finds motivation in finding new market opportunities and in generating business growth. The location for this position is somewhat flexible, but presence in Sandviken at least three to four days a week is a requirement.

Extensive international travel, when we’re back to normal circumstances, is a natural part of the job.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a university degree, preferably in a technical or commercially oriented discipline, or with relevant qualifications acquired through significant experience. In this position, you need both the technical foundation and good understanding of market and customers. You understand industrial business and have relevant experience from a leading position in general management or sales in a global business environment. You also have proved success in sales, structured strategy approach, business development and finding new market opportunities, as well as in managing people, including performance management. Finally, experience of work with focus on emerging markets, on a global scale, is advantageous. As we operate in an international setting, your communication skills in English are excellent, both verbally and in writing.

You show genuine business acumen and set ambitious targets, plan accordingly, deliver on promises and follow through. You also have a talent for promoting change and growth and enjoy working in the front line, building relationships and collaborating with customers and other stakeholders. You are creative in your business approach, as this could very well be a journey off the beaten path. Equally important is how you use your great communication skills and an empowering and inspiring leadership (in constant change and growth) in line with our company core values to develop both our business and your co-workers.

We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively working to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Mikael Blazquez, VP Strategy and M&A, +46 (0)26 265 490

Union contacts – Sweden

Mikael Larsson, Unionen SMT Sandviken, +46 26 26 31 66

Maria Sundqvist, Akademikerföreningen SMT Sandviken, +46 26 26 39 93

Kjell-Åke Klockervold, Ledarna SMT Sandviken, +46 26 26 30 44

Send your application no later than September 26, 2021. Apply on Sandvik's intranet, Job ID: R0027969

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact
André Söderholm, HR SMT Staff Functions & Strategic Research, +46 (0)26 263 021

Prior to this recruitment, we have already decided on which advertising channels and marketing campaigns we wish to utilize. In light of this, we respectfully decline any additional contact with marketing or recruitment agencies.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a world-leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. The cutting-edge expertise is based on an integrated production platform and industry-leading metallurgy and R&D​​. In 2020, sales were approximately 13.6 billion SEK with about 5,000 employees.

Deadline: Sep 26
Job-ID: R0027969

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