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Global Products R&D Director (Surface Division)

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Website Epiroc AB

Functional area: Research & Development

Onsite or Remote: Hybrid

Primary Skills:

Country/Region: Sw

City: Örebro

Company name: Epiroc Rock Drills AB

Date of posting: Nov 29, 2023

Our world is changing, and mining and construction industries are drivers in this change. Would you like to lead the way towards the future where customer value quality, balance in life, safety and commitment to people and planet? Do you want to work in a high-tech work environment with cutting-edge technologies, supporting our commitment to trends such as decarbonization, automation and live work elimination? Are you ready to support colleagues globally in having the most successful projects possible?

Join us on the journey to create a better tomorrow!

Our Surface Division Research & Development team (SRD R&D) is looking for a passionate individual to drive our Global Products R&D branch to ensure the competiveness and legal fulfilment of the SRD products through a continuous cross functional cooperation with the rest of the organization. You will work as the right hand of the Vice President for Research and Development Equipment (who this role reports to) and the Vice President for Engineering Automation, to secure that the product portfolio of Surface Division is maintained and improved to meet market, legal and regulatory requirements.

You will work cross functional with marketing, production and R&D functions as the main interfaces and be a part of the Global R&D management team.

Your Mission

Together we will build your mission, based on organizational needs and your suggestions for improvements. Some of the organizational needs required for your mission are mentioned below.

In this role, People and Product safety will be on the top of your priority. With your leadership and by embrasing Epiroc values, your local and global teams will prioritize and develop the resources to significantly improve our products reliability and secure a balance between standardization work and customer special orders. You shall have a high focus on continuously developing our people including future leaders as well as our ways of working to create the prerequisites for each production site to be a reliable and cost-efficient.

You have the responsibility and accountability for the technical file, certifications (such as CE), and the Product Safety Process. You are responsible for balancing investments between safety, functional, quality, and supply chain engineering works. You lead the work in producing customer cost competitive and high quality products, on time and assure availability / up time for our products to reach zero unplanned stops.

Your Profile

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a senior leader with at least 10 years successful track record of managing R&D and engineering teams in global organizations. Your education is a BSc or MSc engineering degree or similar gained by experience. You have a “Better Together” mindset with a fundamental belief that we, by building a diverse team with the right competence and learning culture, knowledge, and abilities, can move mountains! You believe in solid processes and structure, where you continuously want to improve the way of working in a systematic way.

You are comfortable in the role as a manager when needed, but your daily circles around leadership, growing yourself and your team with challenges. You have the ability to travel to our production sites, combined with an efficient remote leadership through digital tools.

As this is a global role, strong English communication skills both verbal and written are required. Swedish and Chinese knowledge is beneficial.

Life at Epiroc

By joining our company, you can expect an atmosphere of creativity, innovation and workplace diversity. You will be a part of a group of skilled, committed and helpful colleagues who live by our core values: Collaboration, Commitment and Innovation. We work in a global environment with over 113 different nationalities!

In addition to the fact that our culture is characterized by development combined with having a good balance between work and leisure, the equal opportunity for everyone is key to us being attractive as a working team of the future. There are some things that makes us a little extra proud to work at Epiroc:

  • Global career opportunities
  • Epiroc University, for your own competence development
  • Community involvement
  • Benefits package, which amongst other things include flexible working hours and bonus.

Location and travel

This position is located in Örebro, Sweden and can be performed in a hybrid way. It is a way of working that offers flexibility and participation allowing for a better balance between work and private life, which also promotes well-being. The exact split between on-site and remote work is up to further agreement.

Travel will be based on business needs. Our R&D teams are spread around the globe, and occational travelling will be required, however most work can be successfully executed from Örebro.

In case a candidate from a different country applies and is successful, local terms and conditions will apply.

Application and contacts

In this recruitment process, we review applications continuously. We welcome your application as soon as possible, by creating an account in our recruitment system. The last day to apply is 1st January 2024.

For questions about the position contact Hiring Manager Robert Saers, VP R&D Equipment [email protected] or Recruitment Specialist Zuzana Kalivodova, [email protected]

United. Inspired. Performance unites us, Innovation inspires us, and commitment drives us to keep moving forward. In the 150 countries where you can find Epiroc, we encourage our employees to take ownership of their own development and careers with the support of their leaders. We are committed to giving you every opportunity to succeed in a culture of innovation, diversity, and collaboration, combined with a caring atmosphere. Diversity and sustainability are key to growing fresh and innovative ideas and solutions for our customers. Epiroc is a leading manufacturer for the mining and infrastructure industries. Learn more at

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