R&D Manager, Strip Division to Sandvik Materials Technology.

Reference no:


Nathalie Löfvenmark, 
Application deadline:
Job type:
full time
Type of employment:
Gävleborgs län, 
Sandviken kommun
Chef & projektledning

job description.

Would you thrive in an opportunity to be a part of the product development in a global company? Do you have a creative and analytical mind?

Join our journey towards becoming a stand-alone company!  

Sandvik’s business area Sandvik Materials Technology has initiated an exciting journey to explore the possibility of a separate listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange – earliest in year 2022, provided that the circumstances are deemed right at the time. With a clear direction for our journey ahead, utilizing our position as technology leader, progressive customer partner and sustainability driver, we aim to become an even stronger and independent company within our industry.  

We are now looking for excellent people to develop our business and work towards fulfilling our ambitious goals. With a strong leadership strategy and a proactive workforce, we are ready to continue our growth journey by advancing industries through materials technology.  
Within Strip Division we develop, manufacture and sell precision strip on the global market to demanding customers within consumer-, automotive- and medical industry among others.
We are the world leader where we act, and we continuously strive to find new applications and segments where we can contribute and solve our customers challenges. 

Are you ready to take on this challenge together with us? We are already now starting to onboard several competences in the process to prepare for a new organizational set-up. We offer an inspiring work environment with development opportunities for the right professional. 


 In this role you are responsible to initiate and drive the product and process development for the R&D-organization. You are in charge of a team of 7 coworkers and it’s your responsibility to make sure that the organization works towards delivering upon set goals. You will work tightly with sales and marketing to make sure that current and future products will continue to be market leading for years to come. 

Main responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop the people and the R&D organization towards set targets and competencies. 
  • Act as technical support to sales and marketing
  • Ensure that results accomplished by R&D projects, support etc. are documented and shared. 
  • Initiate and drive research projects as well as follow technical areas of interest for our current and future portfolio and capabilities 
  • Develop, implement and secure follow through on the measures and activities needed to develop a culture of a high performing R&D organization. Drive team and organizational development. 


We believe that you have a business-oriented approach and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or a related field.

You have proven leadership capabilities and the people skills to lead and a drive a team of engineers.

To be successful in this role you have: 
  • Experience from R&D and R&D management
  • Know-how about processes for research, development and technology
  • In-depth know-how of strip materials and processes
  • Ability to quickly gain market and product knowledge
  • Ability to interact with customers
We appreciate if you have good analytical and planning skills, and the ability and willingness to work in a creative global environment. You have a strong sense for quality and the development for your team. You can adapt to rapidly changing conditions. You are also able to communicate clearly with both customers and stakeholders in all levels.

Creating valuable solutions motivates you, and you enjoy networking with different parts of our business. You have excellent skills in English and Swedish, both speaking and writing.


Are you interested in learning more about this exciting job? Please contact:
Nathalie Löfvenmark, Recruitment Consultant,  Randstad, nathalie.lofvenmark@randstad.se
Union contacts
Stefan Jonsson, Unionen SMT Sandviken, 070-396 03 00
Mette Frodigh, Akademikerföreningen SMT Sandviken, 070-202 48 08
Kjell-Åke Klockervold, Ledarna SMT Sandviken, 070-314 24 43

about Sandvik Materials Technology.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a world-leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. The cutting-edge expertise is based on an integrated production platform and industry-leading metallurgy and R&D. In 2020, sales were approximately 13.6 billion SEK with about 5,000 employees.