UX Research & Design Lead – Digital Machining

Job overview

  • Deadline: 14 Mar
  • Country: Sweden
  • Location: Sandviken, Västberga
  • Job-ID: R0023100
  • Job category: Product Management
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As digitalization and automation sweeps through the manufacturing industry, we’re not just aiming to keep our groundbreaking position in digital solutions within metal cutting, we’re raising the bar even higher! At Sandvik Coromant, we push boundaries and test limits to figure out what’s possible to achieve, and we’re now looking for an innovative and resourceful UX Research & Design Lead with a commercial mindset for the CoroPlus software offers within our Digital Machining business. Joining us, you’ll be empowered by core machining knowledge as we team up to explore new market opportunities and create unique digital solutions for both software and hardware.

What about the job?
In this position, you mix your days with strategic UX planning, research, concept development and hands-on UX design – you hold the overall UX agenda for all of Digital Machining which means lots of freedom to impact and innovate, but also a big responsibility to make things happen.

You actively network with users and customers to gather information about their requirements, and to find out what needs are demanded within researching, designing or usability testing. Keeping a broad perspective, you consider the why, what and how of a product´s use, as well as the users’ motivations to adopt to it. For us, visual design and durability, along with usability and esthetics are key elements of our solutions, and we always focus on the actual user. This means that you need to understand the context of use, specifying requirements, designing solutions, solving issues and evaluating the result. Since you’re involved in the entire product design process, you’re also responsible for formulating and validating key hypotheses through prototypes, target customer interviews and business experiments.

Your mission comes with many stakeholders, and you collaborate with product managers, designers, data analysts, engineers and sometimes external suppliers to define and develop our UX program and grow our business. Truly exciting since you’re the one leading end to end research initiatives - from concept to production - in an agile environment where changes, shifting trends and new technology are constant factors.

We offer flexible working conditions, but for this role you need to have your base in either Stockholm or Sandviken, as this is where we have the main parts of our business. Occasional travel is included in the role.

Your background and character
We’re looking for someone with a broad profile and solid experience from UX research and UX/UI design – both strategically and conceptually, but also hands-on in producing prototypes, wireframes and exploring usability and customer journeys. What you need to succeed in this role is knowledge of software and digital services, as well as of interaction design methods and tools such as wireframes (Figma), concept models, scenarios and user flows. You have previously been working with A/B testing and quantitative and qualitative methods. As for education, we consider a relevant academic degree as necessary.

You’re comfortable spending some time in the spotlight as you need to take lead, coordinate and interact with both internal and external stakeholders, customers and partners. Not only do you create our strategy, you’re the one who promotes it, pushes it through and operationally put things in motion. Being a global business, you also need excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Other languages skills, such as Swedish, are beneficial.

Your innovative, can-do attitude is very important to us and you’re always moving forward – questioning the ordinary and challenging conventional views on problem solving. You have a proactive, detailed and solutions-oriented mindset, as well as the grit and self-motivation to independently drive results. New tech often raises lots of questions and a need to search for answers, and within the field of UX, you’re our expert. You work in structured yet agile ways and take initiatives and multitask to keep our momentum. On top of this, you really embrace teamwork and you build trust, share insights and inspire people.

About us
Sandvik Coromant is a market leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how for the metalworking industry, and we employ over 7 900 brilliant people all around the globe. We’re now focusing on expanding our offer developing innovative digital solutions and services under the brand-name of CoroPlus. We believe in an inclusive, equal and open-minded culture, and we nurture our diversities to form a solid foundation for achieving great results. Do you want to know more about our business? Visit our website, LinkedIn or Facebook page.

We look forward to your application and ask you to send it no later than March 14, 2021. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply by visiting home.sandvik/career (Job ID: R0023100).

Contact information
For more information about this job, please contact:
Francis Richt, Manager for Digital Machining, +46 (0)70 580 66 26

Union contacts
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82
Göran Norell, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 266 574
Peter Olsson-Andrée, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 261 984

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist
Therese Rutqvist

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Deadline: 14 Mar
Job-ID: R0023100

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