Ovako AB

We are looking for talented innovative minds to join our team and journey towards becoming Europe’s leading steel company. Right now Ovako is searching, through AxÖ Consulting, for a Digitalization and Project Manager to the Group Sales organisation.

Ovako was recently acquired by Nippon steel, which is the third largest steel company in the world and a backbone for the successful Japanese export (i.e automotive), opening up for an exciting development with the merge of Sweden and Japanese best practice.

Ovako works with the premium companies within various industries and you find our material in the world’s largest windmills, most resilient drills in mines, in everything from large trucks to electric cars or racecars within the automotive industry. Many people within various areas trust the performance of our products, from operators of mega machines to the world championship in weightlifting.  

Do you have a strong interested in creating effective business solutions through IT tools, great ability to understand and communicate customer’s need and excellent ability to build sustainable relationships, this job may be your next opportunity.

Ovako offers you:

  • A stimulated work environment with good possibilities to carrier and personal development
  • A varied working tasks where you have great opportunity to develop in your profession Engaged colleagues and good cooperative environment

Main responsibilities

In the role as Digitalization and Project Manager, you will act as an advisor for digitalization and IT strategic questions within the Group Sales organization and be responsible for the Group Sales Digitalization Roadmap. You will be an important actor between our sales and production organisations as well as the customers, in the further development of solutions and digitalization. The role will work proactively to support and drive for efficiency and lean sales work, in Ovako’s Customer Relations process, by implementing relevant digitalization tools and increase the knowledge level of existing digitalization opportunities for the sales organisation. You will be responsible Project Leader/Business Demand Manager for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) implementation and on-boarding process in collaboration with business Unit, Sales Unit, IT and the customer.

The role includes identify customers for EDI implementation together with Sales Unit/Business Units and to present ongoing and planned projects to IT Advisory Board. 

As a project leader/business demand manager of digitalizing in Ovako´ s commercial division, you will track and follow-up progress and that all digitalizing projects are aligned with budget.

You will work both strategical and operational. The role will be a driver to lift the level of knowledge of different Group sales systems and increase efficient use them.


For this role, the candidate need to have a good level of Project Management skills. This includes experiences in project methods, proven experiences of IT projects, good knowledge of sales processes in a global company environment.

You should be able to explain and translate customer demands to IT department or partners, and work in close cooperation to find optimal solutions.

We would like the candidate to have experience of EDI implementations.

Whom are we looking for?

We believe you have strong social ability and can create and maintain good relations with people at all levels in an organisation, and across an international environment.

As a person you can convert activities into strategical plans, define needs and demands for further development of sales processes, with use of IT technology and systems.

To be successful you possess a strong ability to work independently as well as cooperate across teams and functions. You like to drive and follow up on activities and communicate fluently in English and Swedish.

Application and information

The role reports to Head of Sales Excellence Development, Group Sales.

Business travel within Sweden and abroad will be expected in the role. The work location can be flexible geographically, but will be at any of our Swedish sites; Hofors, Hällefors, Smedjebacken or Boxholm. There is also a possibility that you can work from the office in Karlskoga or Örebro.

Selections will be done on-going. All applications will be treated with confidentiality.

Welcome to apply!

About Ovako

Ovako is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Ovako’s customers are found mainly in the European engineering industry and its subcontractors. Customers are generally leading premium manufacturers in their segments that place intense demands on the properties of the steel. Production comprises primarily bar, tube, ring and pre-components in low-alloy steels that are often used for demanding applications such as in bearings, powertrains, hydraulic cylinders and rock drills. Ovako has nine production sites and is represented in more than 30 countries. It has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia.

The steel production is based on scrap, making Ovako one of the Nordic region’s largest consumers of recycled scrap. Ovako is the only Nordic company in its product segment and holds a leading position in the European engineering steel market and in a number of global niches. Sales in 2017 amounted to EUR 921 million and the company had over 3,000 employees.

Since June 2018, Ovako is part of the Japanese steel corporation Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation that employs 92,000 globally and has a revenue of EUR 37 billion. 

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100 %
Ort Örebro
Län Örebro län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2018/120
  • Linda Axäng, 079-3405442
Publicerat 2018-06-27
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-08-22

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