R&D Manager, Technology & Concepts

Dec 12
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Research & Development
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Sandvik is looking for

R&D Manager, Technology & Concepts

Within Sandvik Group, we’re passionate about development and advanced technology, and we always aim to offer the best possible experience for our customers. Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is the leading supplier of equipment and services for the mining and construction industry. In our Attachment Tools Division, we engineer and manufacture industry-leading hydraulic hammers and other hydraulic attachments for maximum productivity. We want to be #1 and for that we need you!

When you are passionate and you enjoy concept, research, and technology development activities by foreseeing the future and meeting the future needs of customers for business success, you will love to work with us!

Now we are looking for an experienced and innovative R&D Manager, Technology & Concepts, to be based in Lahti. In this position, you will be responsible for a team of senior experts from various fields of science and manage research and technology development activities. You will explore, find, and allow smart and radical ideas, and then incubate them into a business growth and the next technological leap ahead of the competitors. By joining our team, you will be involved in the creation of exciting technology and work with industry-leading technologies.

Your mission

As R&D Manager for Technology & Concepts, your main responsibility is to develop and deliver competitive and best-in-class engineering solutions, by leading a team of subject matter experts in industrial design and user experience, hydraulics, materials science, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, digital and electrical engineering. You will develop and maintain current technical expertise, while also building new competencies for the future in the organization through strong leadership and coaching skills. The main responsibilities include the following:

  • Implement strategy by managing research, technology development and concept projects and all research activities to solve future customer needs in new ways
  • Coach and develop a senior specialist team through excellent leadership skills
  • Lead the product conceptualization, research, and technology development program
  • Develop engineering tools and ways of working, as well manage the technology roadmap
  • Secure patents and immaterial rights protection in this technology area
  • Network extensively with external R&D service partners, universities, research institutes and consortiums, and industrial technology development partners

Your skills and qualifications

You have a university degree in a related field, preferably an M.Sc. in Technology, and a minimum of 10 years’ of experience in Product Development and R&D. You also have a proven record of leading a senior R&D people and teams with good results. You have an excellent understanding of the concept, research, technology, and product development. You are recognized to have a good skill set in leadership, communication, and negotiation skills. As a person, you are proven creative and analytical, your way of working is proactive, and you have excellent skills in problem solving. You have fluent communication skills in both Finnish and English.

What is in it for you?

We offer you an interesting role in an international business environment, extraordinary products, great colleagues and opportunities for your professional development. This is your opportunity to join Sandvik’s smart minds, all working together to build a better future for the industry. 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.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Mikko Mönkkönen, R&D Director, +358 (0)40 688 2701. Calls on: Tue 30 Nov at 7-9 and Tue 7 Dec at 15-17.

For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444.

Want to join our team?

Submit your application and CV included your salary request by 12 December 2021.

Read about Sandvik and apply at home.sandvik/careers. If you wish to add a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume. Job ID: R0034773.

Deadline: Dec 12
Job-ID: R0034773

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