R&D Manager Grade Development

Dec 14
Job category:
Research & Development
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The main mission for the Insert Tools organization is to support Seco Tools businesses through the development of new, innovative products; insert grades and insert carriers for turning, milling, drilling and threading applications. Grade Development are a part of Insert Tools, and is responsible for shaping new grade development projects for Seco globally. Our project managers have full accountability of the grade development process, from idea to finished product ready for sale.

We are now looking for an R&D Manager Grade Developments in Fagersta – an experienced and confident leader with a sincere interest for taking the team to the next level. This is a great possibility to work in a global organization - with the Insert Tools teams spread over our sites in Sweden, France and India – and making an impact on both our business and your own career.

Your mission

In this position, you are responsible for the overall performance and delivery of the Grades team; a driven crew of experts with the willpower to develop both our products and themselves. You ensure that they have the space and opportunities to achieve this development, keeping them engaged and motivated while delivering results aligned with set goals and strategies. You cooperate with other managers within Insert Tools to ensure synergies and sharing best practices with the aim of moving the organization forward together.

With your technical knowledge, critical thinking, and coaching leadership skills, you know when to step in and assist the team and when to stand back. Furthermore, you are responsible for staff and career development, salaries, EHS, managing workforce diversity and organizational change. You are also a member of the Seco R&D Insert Tools management team.

This position is in Fagersta and we offer flexible work conditions and encourage applicants from nearby cities to show interested as well.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a degree in Materials Engineering, Technical Engineering or a similar field of studies. You have at least five years’ experience from successfully leading an R&D team, with experience from change management and a solid understanding of the industry we operate in. Since we act in a global environment, you have good written and verbal English skills, while knowledge of Swedish is an advantage.

We place great value in your personal qualities in this recruitment. You are a strong leader with great communication skills, and the ability to plan operations both tactical and strategically Using your drive and your people skills, you network and create prosperous relationships both internally and with external stakeholders. You like challenging yourself and thinking outside the box, always with a broad perspective of the business in mind.

Our Seco culture

All Seco employees across the globe share our family spirit, along with a passion for our customers and a personal commitment to ensure success in everything we do. For us, it’s also clear that our diversities form an amazing foundation for achieving great results. Visit us on LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us and our products further.


Send your application no later than December 14, 2021.

Read more about us and apply at www.secotools.com (Job ID: R0035519).

As we aim for an open and fair recruitment process, we utilize assessment tools to safeguard objectivity. Shortly after the last application date, you’ll therefore be asked to take a personality and logic ability test.

Contact information

For more detailed information about this position, please contact:

Roger Granström, recruiting manager, +46 (0)223 405 28

Union contacts
Monica Andersson, Unionen, 0223-403 23

Kinga Liljedahl, Akademikerföreningen, 0223- 407 68
Benny Christiansen, Ledarna, 0223- 405 76

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

Recruitment Specialist

Heidi Pynnönen

We have already decided on which advertising channels and marketing campaigns we wish to use, and respectfully decline any additional contacts.

At Seco Tools we develop and offer advanced products & solutions that makes metal cutting easier. We work together with our customers to identify and implement the best solutions for their needs. The corporate culture empowers employees thru the shared values: Passion for our customers, Family Spirit, Personal commitment. Seco Tools has presence in more than 75 countries and employs about 4000 people.

Deadline: Dec 14
Job-ID: R0035519

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