Category Manager - Rebuild & Upgrades, Parts & Services

Job overview

  • Deadline: 16 May
  • Country: Finland, Netherlands, France
  • Location: Tampere, Amsterdam, Meyzieu
  • Job-ID: R0027002
  • Job category: Product Management
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Category Manager – Rebuild & Upgrades, Parts & Services

Our exciting opportunity

We are now recruiting for a Category Manager – Rebuild & Upgrades in our Parts & Services Division. The Division drives the aftermarket business keeping customers’ fleet on track with services, solutions and parts. In this role, you will report to the Portfolio Manager – Rebuild & Upgrades. The position is located either in Lyon, France, Tampere, Finland or Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As the Category Manager – Rebuild & Upgrades you will conceptualize and drive development of customer centric offerings, products & services according to the Parts & Services strategy for equipment rebuilds and custom upgrade solutions and will be responsible for project development support, offering management, lifecycle support, market share analysis, marketing and strategy support for the Portfolio.

Your main responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and evaluate new product ideas, enhancements to existing products or strategic product extensions and translate research discoveries into usable and marketable offerings

  • Lead, plan and track all phases of the product life cycle, from inception through introduction into the marketplace

  • Lead offering development projects in line with the Project Gate Model

  • Conduct market analysis & gather competitive insights

  • Provide relevant product offering training

  • Keep up to date of competitor product development and product performance

  • Develop strategic roadmap products in line with Project Gate Model

  • Define needs for enhancement of current offering and support to finetune the Rebuild & Upgrades Roadmap

  • Develop and communicate the customer value proposition for product portfolio

  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships and networks within Sales Areas

  • Strategic support in the mapping of market share and offering selection

Your profile – An entrepreneurial business professional with a track record of achieving business results to grow market share

You have a university degree in a technical or business or related field and demonstrated experience in driving value-based business. You have several years of experience with Mining Equipment. You have detailed knowledge of the aftermarket business and the ability to understand and identify customer needs. You are flexible, self-motivated and an excellent communicator. and detailed knowledge of heavy equipment and parts. You have an ability to identify equipment issues faced by customers and to find solutions to improve reliability, productivity and cost. As we operate in an international setting, you need to be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

We place great value on your personal qualities in this recruitment, characterized by your interpersonal and analytical skills. You are a strong communicator who can effectively engage and motivate your co-workers and stakeholders to reach business goals. You are pro-active and solution oriented and you are You have excellent customer relations and active listening skills; well-developed time management skills and you have demonstrated experience in driving business change. As a role model in our business, you have a high regard for safety, and you lead by example by promoting a safe and healthy workplace.

To be successful in this role you should have

  • Experience working in a global matrix organization

  • Project management experience with proven track-record

  • Knowledge of heavy equipment and parts

  • Experience with change management

  • Understanding of the aftermarket business

  • Demonstrated commercial understanding driving value-based aftermarket business

  • Proven ability to build and develop internal and external relationships

What’s in it for you?

We offer you an exciting role in which you have the opportunity to work within an international business environment, with extraordinary products, great colleagues and opportunities for your professional development. At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers. We have an inclusive company culture where our values are Innovation, Fair Play, Customer Focus and Passion to Win. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us better.

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability

Sandvik has a developed belief in conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner, both for our employees and the environment, wherever in the world we operate. Our high ethical standards determine our policy of putting Safety at a premium, acknowledging and respecting the communities and giving due consideration to the environment in the areas we operate.

These core values, to prioritize the safety and well-being of our employees, build the foundation of how we work today. We also recognize the importance of inter-personal relationships and how those based on honesty, respect and trust, enhance our working lives and help each other’s growth and career development.

Equality of opportunity is fully supported and endorsed as an employer by Sandvik, while also welcoming the additional strength that diversity brings, by providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

About the company

Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group, providing front-line products and services for the mining and construction industries. The Sandvik Group has been in operation since 1862 currently employing some 37 000 people across the globe. Our safe and diverse solutions delivered by our highly qualified and proficient employees enhance our customers’ productivity, safety and profitability.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact: Minna Pirkkanen, Vice President, Product Line,

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact: Sandvik's HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (8:00 am-4:00 pm, EET).

Want to join our Parts & Services team?

Submit your application and CV including your salary request by Sunday May 16th, 2021.

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Job ID: R0027002

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020, the Group had approximately 37.000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Deadline: 16 May
Job-ID: R0027002

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