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Legal Counsel - R&D purchasing

Being a leading supplier of high technology equipment, tools, services, support and technical solutions for the mining and construction industry requires commitment. At Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, we aim to develop solutions that provide our customers in every corner of the world with the best overall experience.

At the department General Counsel, we’re globally responsible for enabling the business to take risk informed and balanced decisions across all legal disciplines, and we do this by providing qualitative legal support. The complexity of multiple markets, laws and regulations is an everyday challenge – evaluating and managing risks and balancing them against potential profits requires accuracy and strong integrity. We’re now looking for a driven and forward-thinking Legal Counsel for a versatile role where you interact with senior management and with the chance to develop personally and professionally in a truly global environment. Welcome to our team!

Your mission – translating legal matters to business advantages to enable confident decisions

As Legal Counsel, you have an important role in providing the Business Areas (BA) R&D and departments with legal advice, and you engage in developing global templates, training and processes. You support business critical technology projects, negotiations on framework purchase and supply contracts with key suppliers and oversee management of certain disputes including IP infringements.

In this position, you report directly to the General Counsel, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology BA. Some international travel is a natural part of the job and the location for this position is Sweden or Finland.   

Your character – a confident legal professional with a solid understanding of business drivers

We’re looking for someone with a law degree and the appropriate legal qualifications in one or more international jurisdictions. You have experience gained within a top-tier law firm and/or at an in-house legal function of a multinational company working with Information Technology and IP. On top of this, it’s advantageous if you have experience in the mining, construction or manufacturing sectors, as well as M&A and/or Dispute Resolution experience. As we work internationally you need excellent English skills, verbally and in writing.

To succeed in this role, you also need:

·       First class technical legal skills combined with strong business acumen and judgement

·       Proven delivery of pragmatic and business-oriented solutions to legal matters and problems

Your personality is important to us! With your excellent collaboration skills, you easily build and maintain strong and trusting relationships at all levels of the organization – including senior management and technical personnel. Being business-minded you also understand financial objectives, and your result-oriented mindset enables you to drive projects and manage different stakeholders. Using your solid communication skills, you have the ability to translate your advanced knowledge of complex legal issues into layman’s terms. 

At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers.


Send your application no later than March 29, 2019. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: R0008220. If you wish to add a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume. More information and application - click HERE

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Thomasine Rosenblad, Recruitment Specialist.


Union contacts - Sweden

Per Hedman, Unionen +46 (0)26-265 014

Fredrik Andersson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26-262 718

Anders Svedlund, Ledarna, +46 (0)26-262 341

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist

Thomasine Rosenblad

Prior to this recruitment, we have already decided on what advertising channels and marketing campaigns we wish to utilize. In light of this, we respectfully decline any contact with marketing or recruitment agencies regarding additional channels or campaigns.

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and sales of 100 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

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