Sandvik, Inc. Chief Financial Officer - Sandvik Materials Technology in Sweden

Chief Financial Officer - Sandvik Materials Technology

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7 Jun

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Our curiosity and persistent drive to develop and improve leading materials, products and solutions for our customers has helped Sandvik set the standard again and again. Our unique expertise in materials technology and our excellent people is what make us industry leaders and world-class performers in many markets, and we are constantly exploring new ground – making a true difference in many exciting ways. With our core know-how in materials technology and advanced materials, we are contributing in solving some of the world's greatest challenges, especially the energy and climate sectors, and we also enable important technology shifts in these areas.

Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding environments, as well as products and systems for industrial heating. Complete customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal for our way of doing business. We are now looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to take lead in outlining the future of SMT – someone who finds inspiration in a true challenge in a highly complex setting. The location for this position is flexible, though Sandviken is preferable as the role requires considerable presence at this site.

Your challenge

In this position, you are a strategic partner to the President of Sandvik Materials Technology to protect and enhance shareholder value by ensuring depth in the figures and confidence in decision making. You are responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall Business Area strategy together with the management of SMT, with emphasis on financial performance management. Included on your area of responsibility is to perform industry analysis and to inform management of political and economic factors which may influence business plans.You also play a key role in the development and execution of strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and change initiatives within SMT globally.

You are delegated the responsibility for the functional areas, business- and financial control, strategic IT and strategic new business development.

In your role as CFO, you take an active part in the management team and report directly to the President of Sandvik Materials Technology.

Frequent international travel is a natural part of the job.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a Masters’ in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent, and with a strong and broad track record from increasingly large, international and demanding CFO positions with functional experience from finance, controlling, accounting, investor relations (Capital market’s day) and performance management. You have experience in partnering with an executive management team and ideally, you have held the overall responsibility as CFO in a global business with a high degree of complexity. We see that previous experience from leading change and improvements is desirable, along with experience from developing and leading strong financial performance management. As we operate in an international setting, your communication skills in English are excellent, both verbally and in writing.

We truly value your high integrity and credibility, as well as the balance between conceptual and analytical skills. You are a master in your field and have the confidence and ability to challenge, influence and guide decision making at executive management level. Business acumen and sense of urgency is in your nature, and you know when to walk the extra mile to reach the target. You really thrive when given the opportunity to promote change and growth and easily see trends and movements in the market. In addition, you have both the interest and the ability to lead and motivate people in a virtual and global organization, build relationships based on honesty, respect and trust and use your outstanding communication skills to interact with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.

We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively working to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Anna-Karin Genschou, Head of HR Sandvik Materials Technology, +46 (0)220 210 62

Union contacts - Sweden

Lars Carlborg, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 263 985 Kjell-Åke Klockervold, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 263 044 Mikael Larsson, Unionen, +46 (0)26 263 166

Send your application no later than June 7, 2017. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: 352027.

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

Recruitment Specialist

André Söderholm

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2016, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 82 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Deadline: 7 Jun

Job-ID: 352027