Sandvik, Inc. Global Lean Coach in Sweden

Global Lean Coach

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8 Nov

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Kanthal, a product area within the Sandvik Group, is a world-leading brand for products and services in the areas of high temperature industrial heating technology and resistance material. Based on a long tradition of innovation and R&D, our Kanthal products are used in a variety of applications - primarily for generation, measurement and control of heat. Utilizing our common worldwide sales and logistics network, the Kanthal portfolio offers a wide range of highly engineered, as well as standard, products and technical services that help our customers exceed their expectations. With our focus on energy efficiency we contribute to making the world a better place.We are currently initiating an exciting development journey with high growth potential, to which we welcome enthusiastic and innovative people who want to take an active part in strengthening our market position. A part of this is establishing The Kanthal Way, which is a framework with working methods and processes to ensure a more safe, lean, quality minded and efficient working organization. Hence we’re looking for a Global Lean Coach to take on an expert role with Lean focus for all Sandvik Kanthal, and drive the development and implementation of the Kanthal Way.

This role has a global scope, but is based in Hallstahammar Sweden, as that’s the location of our biggest PU (Production Unit). International travelling is a part of the role.

Job Summary

Your first task will be to build/create the lean processes and tools that will be the heart of The Kanthal way (our management/business system). our main responsibility will then by to coach and help our organization to work according to The Kanthal Way with the objective to ensure a more safe, lean and efficient working organization. You perform Global Internal Auditsto identify improvement areas and share best practices between the sites. The purpose is to ensure good mindset, tools and processes that will support our lean-journey. You educate, facilitate workshops, spread knowledge, follow up and act on deviations, and always act as a role model in this area. In other words, you are the operational excellence expert and coach for Kanthal.

Your Profile

You have expert knowledge and seniority within Lean and improvement work related to manufacturing industry. You have formal training in Lean 6 Sigma, process mapping, value stream mapping as well as total productive maintenance or similar relevant trainings. Additionally, training in carrying out audits is advantageous. You have a relevant engineering degree, and experience in previous roles that are an advantage include Continuous Improvement Engineer, Change Leader as well as leadership and/or management roles in production. It’s an extra bonus if you have experience or training related to metallurgy.

We put great emphasis on your personal characteristics. To succeed in this role one must be a motivational leader with great change management skills. Also, you are a pedagogical educator, and balance being the strategic expert for all Kanthal with being “hands on” in the implementation of ways of working. Additionally, you are capable of carrying out of several projects, and measuring the efficiency of our operations, in a structured approach. Finally, you are fluent in English.

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

Contact informationFor further information about this position, please contact:Sabina Ronneteg, recruiting manager, +4626264567

Union ContactsSatu Danielsson, Unionen, +46 (0)220 216 02Urban Sahlin, Ledarna, +46 (0)220 216 23Petter Lindblom, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)220 216 63

Send your application no later than November 8, 2017. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: 353441.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact:André Söderholm, Recruitment Specialist, +46 (0)26 260 321

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: 8 Nov

Job-ID: 355049