Head of HR Technology

Dec 8
Job category:
Human Resources
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Sandvik is a company that has advanced, changed and made history for over 150 years. We are forward thinkers, driven by our passion to continuously innovate smarter solutions and enable important shifts. In 2020, the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations. One of our key success factors is our brilliant people – the ones who brought us to the market-leading positions we hold today. To continue attracting, engaging and developing top talents in the best possible way for our business, we’re now making a move towards an even more employee-centric and agile approach.

In line with the Sandvik Shift strategy – our platform to enable necessary shifts, focusing on growth, sustainability, customers, agility, digitalization and of course; employee value – we’re now looking for a Head of HR Technology to develop and drive an important area across the Sandvik Group. Are you ready to embark on an exciting career where you get the chance to work together with brilliant minds and shape best practices in an international arena?

About the job

You’ll be joining a company that has set the foundation for growth and lead our HR Technology function with the goal of keeping our HR information landscape up to date. Together with a dedicated team, you’re responsible for the daily operations of our HCMS, securing that the business has the relevant support and tools, and driving our common digital HR agenda. As the link between IT and HR, you shape the digital strategy and roadmap for HR and strengthen our framework for workforce analytics and reporting. Your responsibility includes data privacy and support, and you ensure that everything we do supports our company strategy.

Sandvik is a decentralized organization and you work in close cooperation with business leaders and HR. You’re responsible for forming and establishing our new HR Technology Forum, where topics such as data privacy, strategies, our architectural landscape, and frameworks are on the agenda. Keeping up with market trends and best practices in the area of digitalization and HR technology is important, and you share your knowledge and insights with stakeholders at all levels.

You report to, and act in close collaboration with Executive Vice President & Head of Human resources, and you’re valued partner in the HR Management team. You’ll be located in Stockholm or other Sandvik site in Sweden and occasional travel to our business units around the world is part of the job.

Your profile
We’re looking for an experienced leader with broad knowledge of IT systems and data management, preferably in connection to HR, who has worked both strategically and operationally in a global environment for several years. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust and confidence in a decentralized organization with stakeholders at different levels. You have a strong interest in new digital solutions and experience from using Workday or similar systems. As we act in a global setting, you must be fluent in English, verbally and in writing.
You’re structured and pragmatic, and you capture opportunities without losing track of our direction. With a strategic and holistic view, you respond timely on business requirements and have the ability to act based on business priorities, both in urgent, short-term and long-term objectives. In all of your work, you rely on strong stakeholder management and great collaborations, and you empower people to find efficient solutions, new perspectives and share best practices.

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 December 8, 2021. 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 home.sandvik/career, (Job ID: R0035537).

Hiring Manager

Johan Kerstell, Executive Vice President & Head of Human Recourses, Sandvik Group

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Fredrik Roxenius, Executive Talent Acquisition Partner, +46 (0)70 910 46 25

Union contacts – Sweden

Roland Forsberg, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 33 34

Göran Norell, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 266 574
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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Deadline: Dec 8
Job-ID: R0035537

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