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Manager - Data Science and Process Development

Requisition ID:  13712
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

SKF is now looking for a result-oriented 

Manager - Data Science and Process Development 

to join our growing team. 
You will be part of the Future Factory team tasked to transform and equip the SKF Group Manufacturing footprint with digital solutions, skills and knowledge to strengthen World Class Manufacturing for competitive advantage. You will have the opportunity to be part of SKF digitalization journey where you can put your accumulated skills, tools and interests to use resulting in next generation digital solutions in the fourth industrial revolution for the world's largest bearing manufacturer. We strive to work with the best people, technology and tools available and make sure you continue to advance in your desired direction. 
You will have a number of responsibilities as a Development Manager but the primary one is to get the product out the door. Your goal is to deliver solutions to the business and do everything necessary to achieve this. To do this you need to make sure the development team can work as efficiently as possible. This means making sure they are empowered, have clear goals (both short and long term) and remove obstacles so that nothing prevents them from doing their work – each step from the initial project scope to deploying the product out to factories is your responsibility. You can, and should, delegate as much as possible but be ready to step in and check so that things are being done as you want them to be and be ready to jump in when necessary.  
Key responsibilities  
You will invest in people as they realize the importance of promoting the talent of the employees, providing them with maximum opportunities and training to highlight and reach their full potential and develop future leaders or succession planning. You will facilitate the right culture and environment for the employees and hire the right people who fit into that culture. Furthermore, you will:    
•    Act as the champion of change and drive continuous improvement at work by assessing the existing processes, introducing reformed processes, and train teams in the changes in the methods and technology 
•    Act as the main interface to the Product Managers, have content authority for the product backlog and on a high level prioritize and quantify the required efforts 
•    Identify and translate customers needs, prioritize epics and features in the product backlog, guide the work through the product kanban and contribute to the product vision and roadmap 
•    Effectively communicate product development visions and roadmaps to the POs, scrum teams and factory stakeholders and motivate the team with clear and elevating goals 
•    Participate actively in LPMM (Lean Portfolio Management Meeting) 
•    Understand factory processes, and key trends for the domain in order to know how to scope out a project and make sound decisions 
•    Provide insights on how scenarios and features will be implemented across multiple systems and organizations and drive refinements together with the teams 
•    Develop and sustain strong and open working relationships with key stakeholders both in the SKF business and in the development organization 
•    University degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent  

•    Experience in people management  
•    Experience in data science (AI/ML) projects, software product management, advantageous if certified and experienced with scrum development process (SAFe framework is used as guideline within the organization) 
•    Experience as a product owner in a multi-team agile/scrum environment 
•    Experience in delivering results in a fast-changing environment and the ability to manage between multiple priorities 
•    Hands-on software product development experience 
•    Fluency in English, advantageous if you have language skills in Mandarin as SKF sees the Asian market as a growth area 
•    Willingness to travel to support project activities 
You will enjoy working here if 
You have genuine enthusiasm and passion for technology. You are self-motivated with a strong drive for continuous change that leads to improvements in the way the organization conducts its business. You have good leadership skills with the ability to inspire, manage, coach and lead others in an international setting.  
Additional information 
Preferred location: Airasca (AIR), Schweinfurt (GER), Gothenburg (SWE) or any other major SKF manufacturing site in Europe. 

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Danijel Sjögren, Recruitment Expert at SKF Group Recruitment Center, at    
How to apply 
If you are interested and meet the above requirements, please submit your application with CV and cover letter (in English) no later than October 31, 2021. Please note that we will screen candidates continuously during the application period

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.