SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGER - PROCESS CONTROL
Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. We are now taking the step into the digital arena, creating unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. With Industry 4.0 and digitalization entering the world of manufacturing, this enables increased productivity, agility and improvements in work environments.
The Digital Machining Business department team plays a crucial part in taking the lead regarding strategic direction of our digital solutions and offer to our customers. Within our Digital Machining Business, we explore new market opportunities, define, develop and deliver digital solutions (software and sensors) within the process monitoring area (CoroPlus Process Control. Our aim is to grow our business within the Digital Machining area, securing growth and a leading market position throughestablishing strategic partnerships, machine tool integration and developing digital solutions, and intelligent machining technologies.
Our business consists of two areas: Design and Planning, and Machining. We are now looking for a Software Product Manager for CoroPlus Process Control Offer with a passion for developing solutions in a team environment – someone who wants to be part of a new and creative area in our business with exciting future career opportunities. We offer you the chance to work in a modern and exciting environment, interacting in a dynamic and international setting and, by working closely together with our customers and partners, taking technical solutions to the next level. The location for this position is Sandviken, Sweden or Aachen, Germany where our R&D facility is based. Travel is a natural part of the job.
Key performance areas
In this position, you contribute to shaping our future offering within industrial solutions utilizing the latest software and hardware-based applications and technological developments for our Process Control Offer in the machine tool and HMI environment. You have deep knowledge of the machining industry, and you are responsible for managing the software/hardware product business plan and ensuring a competitive offering that delivers value to our customer base. This work includes looking at customer experience, identifying customer needs and pain points, then prioritizing new solutions and developing business cases. Working in close collaboration with the internal organization, external partners and our customers, you are heavily involved in ongoing system development for both software and hardware. Success in this area will, in turn, ensure we meet our customers’ demands for developing an attractive value proposition and a go-to-market model.
With deep understanding of user demands, identifying customer demands and requirements for new software and hardware solutions
Categorizing market demands for hardware and software integration into partners' eco-systems such as machine tool markers and NC control environments
With knowledge of the business, defining and maintaining an active business plan, business model and roadmap for the software offering
Generating/building a software strategy, including business cases, positioning, pricing and profit margins
Briefing and training the sales force and performing product demos with customers
We are looking for someone with a relevant degree and at least five years’ experience as a Software Product Manager or from other Product Manager roles. You have strong business-development experience from areas such as hardware, software and IT services, as well as experience in driving value-based sales processes. In addition, you also have documented experience from developing relationships with senior management and decision-makers, dynamic project management and an in-depth understanding of business and marketing concepts. Knowledge of NC Control systems and insights into Industry 4.0 are also needed to succeed. As we work in an international setting, you have excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing, while skills in Swedish and German are a plus.
We are truly interested in your passion and personality, as well as in your negotiation skills and your ability to easily adapt to changing conditions. You show great entrepreneurial spirit and commercial awareness, in combination with an honest and value-driven attitude.With excellent communication skills, you easily engage, motivate and influence cross-functional teams without formal authority and build strong and long-lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
At Sandvik Coromant, we are proud to promote a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business, and thereby, our customers.
As we have an ongoing selection process for this position, we kindly ask you to send your application as soon as possible, but no later than June 5, 2018. Read more about Sandvik and apply at www.sandvik.com/career, Job ID: 358986.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.
Francis Richt, +46 (0)26 266 696
Union contacts - Sweden
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82
Anna Åkesson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)70 642 83 29