R&D Manager, Product Development

Aug 15
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R&D Manager, Product Development

At Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, we deliver pioneering products and solutions to our global customers within the mining and construction segment. Part of our exciting business is the Surface Drilling Division, where our intelligent surface drill rigs bring the latest technology to surface mining and construction applications – we’d like to call it true power with absolute precision!

We are now looking for a collaborative and experienced R&D Manager, Product Development for a permanent position in Tampere, Finland. This role reports directly to VP R&D and Product Management, Surface Drilling.

Your role

As R&D Manager for Surface Drilling, your main responsibility is to lead new product development as well as development of existing product offering for surface drilling applications. As part of the R&D and product management leadership team you play a key role in maintaining a competitive existing offering as well as developing a roadmap for future offering. Your engineering team is working in close co-operation with the internal and external stakeholders of different technology areas.

Your main design responsibility areas are mechanical design, powertrain, drivetrain and cabin.

The main responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage technology development activities in your responsibility area

  • Drive continuous cost, quality and manufacturability improvement for existing products

  • Work with product management to define scope and specifications for products to be implemented in New Product Development (NPD) projects

  • Ensure product development data quality through 3D and PLM tools

  • Deliver concepts for NPD projects and support the design implementation

  • Work in close co-operation with different partners both internal and external

  • Coach and develop the team

Your background and what we find important

You have a University degree in a related field, preferably a M.Sc. in Engineering and have several years’ of work experience in related industry. You also have at least couple of years’ experience in supervising teams in heavy machinery or its subsystem’s development. You have fluent communication skills both in Finnish and English.

Proactive and systematic way of working and excellent skills in problem solving will be needed. You can work under pressure in the multicultural project environment and capability to lead the development team to meet the challenging targets and deadlines is a must. Most crucially, you have a passion to learn and understand customer requirements as well as internal requirements and the ability to combine those with technologies to form world class products.

What’s in it for you?

We offer you a chance to play an integral part in creating Surface Drilling’s long-term product vision and execution. 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. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute on wide range of topics from how to products are defined & developed to how they are sold and marketed. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn, Facebook and We Make the Shift - Advancing the World through Engineering to get to know us better.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact: Lauri Laihanen, Vice President R&D and Product Management, Surface Drilling Division +358 40 7292571.

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

Want to join our team?

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing as per submitted, so send your application in English as soon as possible, no later than Sunday August 15th, 2021.

Read about Sandvik and apply at home.sandvik/careers.

Your application should consist of an introductory letter including your salary request and a CV.

When applying in our system, please make sure to also attach your introductory letter when asked to upload your CV.

Job ID: R0022081

About us

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.

Deadline: Aug 15
Job-ID: R0022081

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