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Regional IT Manager Nordics

Requisition ID:  12770
Category:  Information Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Would You like to assist business units with their IT challenges to achieve their business strategy? Do You wish to lead and coach a great team that enable business units to deliver to external customer promises based on reliable IT? 


Then you could be our next 


Regional IT Manager Nordics 

As a member of the Regional IT EMEA team You will lead a fantastic team, work with diverse business units, and represent SKF IT in the local management team. You will manage the IT expectations in the region and keep close cooperation with local business units to ensure day to day, or strategic demands, and needs are properly attended to. 


By being based at the head office You also represent the EMEA Region in various common IT initiatives as they might get piloted in the head office first. While You ensure that Your team has the right direction and focus, Your focus is to assist them so they can excel in their area of responsibility. Together we Make IT Work for the business units we serve.
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Your day-to-day work 
•    Safeguard all Information Technology aspects (e.g. Infrastructure, Business Application, IT communication tools, IT policies, end to end operation) within the region. 
•    Ensure the country IT strategy delivers for the country business strategy.
•    Engage with SKF Business units on major business decisions impacting IT to advice on possible (local) solutions, and secure delivery where needed from central or local solution perspective.
•    Coach, support, and develop team members to make the difference and develop their competencies
•    Coordinate and support (regional) IT projects.

We expect you to have/be 
•    Solid leadership background and a genuine interest in developing people
•    Understand common and upcoming IT technologies and capabilities.
•    You have excellent communication skills, you are able to influence and interact at different levels in the organization.
•    A Bachelor degree in information technology or any other relevant studies 
•    Years of experience working in/with the IT industry, preferably in customer facing position in a very complex IT environment. 
•    Speak English and Swedish fluently

You will enjoy working here if you 
Treasure working in between IT delivery and a digitalized business. You want to establish robust quality by translating an outside-in business perspective to colleagues and IT suppliers. You have a positive mindset and always wants to help your team members and see them develop new competencies or achieve an ability to manage new levels of complexity. Additionally, you are self-sufficient, flexible, and able to prioritize and work with several topics in parallel.

We offer  
•    Excellent teams to work with, around You in Gothenburg, and in the Regional IT EMEA community
•    A business community that appreciates how we make IT Work for them and the ability to contribute to the digitalization of SKF factories where advanced technologies are used.
•    A job in an international environment with remote management towards leaders, peers and suppliers and interacting with teams all over the world.


Additional information for you
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden. Local contract in SKF Sverige.


In this role You will report to Lennard van Putten, Head of Regional IT EMEA, based in The Netherlands. 

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Thea Stenfeldt Recruitment Specialist at SKF Group Recruitment Center at

Union contacts
Unionen – Jonny Hilbert +46 31 3372155
Akademikerföreningen - Anders Kempe +46 31 3373395
Ledarna – Angelica Lindström +46 31 3371842

Are you interested?
…and meet the above requirements, please submit your application with CV in English no later than 29th of August 2021. 

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.