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Director, Global Automation Product Line and Customer Projects


Business Unit Automation is the home of AutoMine® - the world-leading solution for autonomous mining - and Newtrax – the world leader in collision avoidance and operations management solutions for underground mining. Our hubs are located in Tampere (Finland) and Montreal (Canada), where we focus on developing fully automated and robotic mining technologies for mobile machinery, and safety solutions up to collision avoidance system (CAS) Level 9 solutions and operations management. Our overriding aim is to make mining safer and more sustainable for the future. We work closely together with our Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions sales areas to serve our customers across the globe, striving for the highest level of service and support.

We are now looking for a product and delivery focused Director, Global Automation Product Line and Customer Projects. This is a global role, reporting to the Vice President Automation, Digital Mining Technologies division, business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. This position is based in Tampere, Finland.

Your mission

As Director, Global Automation Product Line and Customer Projects, you lead the Business Unit Automation product line management team, which encompasses the portfolios for AutoMine® and Newtrax. You are responsible for AutoMine® customer delivery projects team and ensuring successful commissioning and implementation of AutoMine® Underground and Surface Drilling products to the highest level of customer satisfaction. You will be responsible for product portfolio ownership, strategic planning and continuous management to meet business objectives and keep products competitive in the markets.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all customer delivery projects meet financial expectations, aligned with wider Business Unit strategy and growth plans. In this role you will be responsible for sponsoring of new product development with R&D as well as actively supporting sales opportunities. You are expected to monitor competition and industry trends. Active participation in customer visits and demos at our hubs is expected, as well as maintaining up to date product offering presentations for internal and external forums.

Your Character

You are a strong and energetic product management and projects leader with several years of experience in similar roles and matching education. We are looking for a result-driven, hands-on mentality, and a creative and passionate approach on developing and delivering high technology products and solutions in an industrial environment. This role requires effective international networking and fully fluent (native level) communication, presentation and negotiation skills in English.

You can establish strong professional relationships directly with relevant stakeholders and communicate with them at all levels and have strong relationships with Sandvik customers. You understand wider business needs and find innovative solutions to complex problems. You can work proactively and systematically in a fast-changing business environment with a strong focus to succeed. You have willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

Contact Information

For further information about the position, please contact:

David Hallett, Vice President, Automation, email: david.hallett@sandvik.com.

For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact: Sandvik’s HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (weekdays at 9-11 or 13-15 EEST).

Want to join our Automation team?

Please send your application and CV in English including salary request by Sunday 19 May, 2024.

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

Job ID: R0066656

About our company

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2023, sales were approximately 66 billion SEK with about 17,000 employees.

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