Sunday, September 11, 2016


Rock Drills NPD & Lean Project Manager
At Sandvik, we offer you a world of opportunities. Our diverse businesses and global network enable you to explore your potential and thrive. So now we challenge you: Think one step further, and then take it!
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and support for the mining industry. We also provide solutions and knowledge in a wide range of applications such as quarrying, recycling, demolition, tunneling, civil engineering and dimensional stone.
Product Area Rock Drills andTechnology is responsible for the development of technologies and products which serve all Product Areas within Sandvik Mining & Rock Technologies worldwide, including rock drills, automation, data driven productivity, common research and technologies and engineering services. Business Unit Rock Drills develops & produces rock drills and rotary heads used in underground and surface drills. In order to strengthen our operations, we are now looking for an energetic Lean Project Manager to drive the implementation of Lean Project Management initially focusing on our Rock Drills New Product Development (NPD). This role is a permanent position reporting to the Product Line Manager. This position is based in Tampere.
Key performance areas
Implement Lean & Agile process method for BU Rock Drills NPD projects and work with the management team in PA Rock Drills & Technology to implement Lean & Agile NPD methodology. Prepare detailed project plans to implement Lean & Agile to an agreed timeline & budget.
Demonstrate the value & benefits of a Lean & Agile approach to NPD projects. Develop the Lean & Agile NPD process for Sandvik Mining Rock Technology and work closely with the Product Areas to identify the benefits & plan the implementations.
You will be the ‘owner’ of the Lean & Agile process and you will act as a mentor across the organization to promote, develop and implement the process.
You will develop a Lean & Agile training plan for the organization and will take the lead on the delivery of internal training across Sandvik, and work with managers to develop Lean & Agile competencies.
Develop Lean & Agile project KPIs and implement the reporting templates.
Within the Lean & Agile NPD process you will establish the required governance and financial sign off for projects that meet the Sandvik Financial Guidelines.
Lead, manage and motivate the project team and manage dependencies, risks and opportunities.
Create, develop and execute the Project Plan and allocate and secure the required resources for the project.
Execute projects according to Sandvik Project models and appropriate methods
Manage changes to the project scope imposed by e.g. customer or steering group decisions.
You will drive continuous improvement and look to develop new ways of working and best practice for NPD Project development across the organization.
Your profile
The qualified candidate will possess a suitable Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or another technology related field and at least 10 years of experience in a position leading Lean & Agile NPD processes and methodologies in an international manufacturing environment, preferable in heavy machinery, mining or construction
You have a successful track record of implementing change in large international organizations and. You have proven experience in building and implementing process models. You are comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization, building networks and showing understanding of the wider business needs.
You have a passion for excellent leading & managerial performance. You are capable of clearly expressing your ideas and have a strong interest in working with experts across cultural boundaries.
You are eager to learn all the time new products, solutions, processes and IT tools – lifelong learning is your key motivator.
Our ideal candidate is an excellent team player who enjoys working in an international and dynamic environment and is passionate about the team’s success. Outstanding support attitude, excellent communication (fluent in English and Finnish – written and spoken) and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work efficiently, prioritize, and keep deadlines are also essential.
We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively working to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion. We offer you an interesting role in an international business environment as well as opportunities for your professional development.
Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Jarmo Manninen, Product Line Manager, BU Rock Drills, tel. +358 407630820
Paul Simpson, Global Project Portfolio Office Manager, tel. +44 7739976980
For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact Sandvik’s HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 (0)800 1 44 444.
Please send your application and CV including salary request by September 11th, 2016.
Read about Sandvik and apply at
Job ID: 346548.
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2015, the Group had about 46,000 employees and sales of about 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries.
Deadline: 11 Sep
Job-ID: 346548

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