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Powder Production Manager

Sandvik Coromant in Westminster, SC is looking for a

Powder Production Manager

SANDVIK COROMANT is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the manufacturing industry. Our customers, which include major manufacturers within aerospace, automotive, medical, energy and general engineering, rely on us to provide the highest level of knowledge, service, and support to help them achieve their goals for productivity and profitability. With extensive investments in research and development, we bring game-changing technologies and solutions to a dynamic industry driven by a demand for constant innovation. We have 8,000 employees and are represented in 130 countries, uniquely positioning us to set the industry standard for high technology manufacturing now and for the future. Sandvik Coromant is part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the 150-year-old global industrial group Sandvik.

At Sandvik we are dedicated, diligent and we believe in our company and its values. Our belief is that knowledge grown when it is shared and when we work together with our customers, both parties have more chances to achieve success.

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Job Summary:

Responsible for the overall management of the Powder Production, ensuring that current and long-range strategies, objectives & plans are met. Create and develop an organization and facility capable of their fulfillment with clearly defined and understood responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilities.

Key performance areas:

  • Establish operational plans, goals, and budgets, and evaluate the performance of the plant in association with the Global manager.
  • Ensure the operational plans & goals are effectively achieved, including all financial results.
  • Manage a team of professional and hourly employees.
  • Manage, direct and co-ordinate all Powder plant activities; this includes all order to delivery activities.
  • Responsible for optimization of capacity and implementing capacity expansion plans in line with Sandvik Coromant’s Global Powder strategies. (Organization / Equipment and personnel)
  • Ensure Compliance with the Quality, Safety and Environmental systems based on ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 and all federal & state laws and regulations. Continually strive to provide a “world class” working environments for all employees.
  • Evaluate and continuously develop highly motivated individuals and teams, identifying and coordinating training and development programs as required.
  • Ensure that all employees work towards the agreed objectives and provide them with the information needed to perform their job to the best of their ability.
  • Manage all material & production planning activities and stocks, ensuring both raw material and finished stocks are kept at an optimum level, without risking supply and in conjunction with Group requirements.
  • Control the operations costs with objectives to reduce the overall process cost.
  • Provide all customers, (internal and external) with a “world class” service.
  • Maintain close co-ordination and dialogue with other Powder Supply Units.
  • Responsible to ensure all directives/procedures/instructions are in place, to enable development of the processes and hence quality of the powder and services.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and that a preventative maintenance program is in place.
  • Ensure that the processes are in line with standards.
  • Co-ordinate powder re-cycling activities.
  • Perform other management activities as assigned or required to support the Tooling Powder Supply group.

Your profile:

  • 5 – 10 years of manufacturing management experience in the cemented carbide industry.
  • BS Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, organizational planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Financial capabilities and skills within project management, performance management, as well as strategy and change management.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build and maintain solid relationships and have an ability to influence and promote a culture of safety, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Skills to operate in a global and fast-paced business environment with diversified cultures and believe that good teamwork is key to success.


Sandvik offers a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive benefits package of life, health, dental, and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and a 401(k)-retirement savings plan. Along with opportunities for professional competence development and training, as well as career advancement are offered, flexible work schedule, and relocation support available.

How to apply

For immediate consideration, please Careers (home.sandvik) apply to the Powder Production Manager position, Job Requisition ID# R0065970.

Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at hrsolutions.us@sandvik.com. Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

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