Head of HR Operational Excellence - Sandvik Machining Solutions (Flexible within Europe)

Dec 8
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Human Resources
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Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) is an industrial market leader within metal cutting with an exciting portfolio, holding some of the strongest brands on the market. In 2020, sales were approximately 32 billion SEK with about 18,000 employees​ (combined with business area Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions). ​One of our key success factors is our brilliant people. 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, digital 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 Operational Excellence to develop and drive an important area across SMS. 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 HR Operational Excellence function with the main mission of developing and driving our People Strategy and improving our HR business performance – ensuring that everything we do supports the company strategy. This is done in collaboration with the SMS HR Management team, as well as with other internal and external stakeholders. You have the responsibility of our yearly People Strategy process, annual planning and follow-up of the HR function’s performance metrics. You develop the monitoring and follow-up of our decentralized HR delivery model and you plan, implement and follow up on agreed HR projects.

How we use people analytics to take informed decisions in our workforce planning is also included in your mission. This means to keep up with market trends and best practices in the area of people analytics as well as share your knowledge and insights with stakeholders at all levels. As we have a strong growth agenda, you also support the business in HR related M&A activities with focus on integration, where you are a strong partner and support to our Divisions. Last but not least, together with our Divisions, IT and other stakeholders, you develop and own our HR technology roadmap and you also represent SMS in the Group HR Technology Forum.

You report to, and act in close collaboration with, SMS Vice President & Head of Human Resources, and you’re a valued member of the SMS HR Management team. The location for this role is flexible preferably within Europe. Since we’re a global business, travel will be a natural part of the role, as well efficient digital collaboration across time zones.

About you

We’re looking for a strong leader with several years of project management experience, someone with broad knowledge of data management and IT systems, preferably in connection to HR. You’ve been working both strategically and operationally, ideally in a global environment, and have a special interest in strategy execution, people analytics, reporting and workforce planning. You’re used to navigate in a decentralized organization with cross-functional collaborations and close contact with managers and HR leaders, and you’re comfortable in presenting to stakeholders on all levels including Executive Management. We expect an interest in new digital solutions and advanced knowledge of Office 365 as a natural tool for digital collaboration. 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. You have a data-driven approach and 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.

A few words about us
At Sandvik, we offer a global arena of brilliant minds, and we’re technology driven, innovative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive! Success is a team effort, and we believe that diversity inspires, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together, and celebrating our differences. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

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 and apply at home.sandvik/career, (Job ID: R0035544).

Hiring Manager

Anna Hedebrant, Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Sandvik Machining Solutions

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
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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Deadline: Dec 8
Job-ID: R0035544

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