VP and Head of Employee Experience

Dec 8
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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 VP and Head of Employee Experience 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 you’ll lead our brand-new Employee Experience function, with the goal of taking our employee journey to a new level through cross-functional collaboration and a holistic view. As you also take the primary responsibility for our Talent Acquisition, you lead a forum of expertise, where everything from attracting executive candidates, to recruitment, introduction and succession planning are on the agenda. You oversee strategic planning and design of our employer branding and onboarding programs, as well as talent pooling, sourcing, assessment, and selection – ensuring that everything we do supports the company strategy. Sandvik is a decentralized organization and you work in close cooperation with business leaders and HR. Keeping up with market trends and best practices in the area of employee experience is important, and you share your knowledge and insights with stakeholders at all levels.

Being responsible for our Talent Acquisition, Performance & Engagement and Learning and Development, you’ll lead a small team of experts covering the full scope from executive recruitment and onboarding to learning- and performance management and offboarding. Together with your team, you continue driving improvement to take us to the next level, always in close cooperation with the business.
You report to, and act in close collaboration with Executive Vice President & Head of Human resources, and you’re a valued member of the HR Management team. You’ll be located in Stockholm or other Sandvik site in Sweden. Occasional travel to our business units around the world is part of the job.

Your profile
We’re looking for someone with in-depth knowledge in the broad area of ​​employee experience with focus on talent acquisition and employer branding, who have worked both strategically and operationally in a global environment for several years. You’re used to navigating in a decentralized organization with cross-functional collaborations and close contact with managers and HR, and you’re comfortable in presenting your cause to Executive Management and the Board. You’re also experienced in managing projects. We expect an interest in new digital solutions, and experience from using Workday is advantageous. As we act in a global setting, you must be fluent in English, verbally and in writing.
You’re characterized by a structured, pragmatic and compliant way of working, and you capture opportunities without losing track of our direction. With a strategic and holistic view, you respond timely on business requirements and act on both 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, look at 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: R0035538).

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-André, 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: R0035538

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