Sandvik söker Legal Counsel

Location pin Stockholm


World Trade Center, Sverige


Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) is Sandvik's largest and most profitable business area, with more than 18,000 employees worldwide. We are the leading supplier in the global cutting tool industry and our brand portfolio holds some of the strongest brands in the market. With a strategy that aims for continuous development, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions - in core as well as in adjacent areas -  SMS Legal plays a key role, as the complexity of multiple markets, laws and regulations is an essential part of our everyday challenges.


Legal Support, a part of SMS Legal, is responsible for enabling the business to take risk informed and balanced decisions across all legal disciplines, by providing qualitative legal support. This requires accuracy, strong integrity and solid business understanding, as well as proficiency across legal and compliance disciplines. We are now looking for a confident and proven legal professional to take on the position as Legal Counsel – a versatile position where you get to balance your dedication to business law with your business-driven mind, in a truly global setting.


Your mission – Empower the business to make confident decisions

As Legal Counsel, you provide legal advice and identify legal risks within all fields of business law; including intellectual property, R&D, general contracts and distribution and agency. You manage larger projects such as mergers and corporate acquisitions, litigation matters, software development and licensing. Legal Support continuously ensure that our organization is up to date and compliant with applicable laws and regulations. This includes implementation of relevant policies and procedures, as well as management of legal training and legal risk management of agreements.


In this position, you report directly to the Head of Legal Support. Some international travel, as well as travel between Stockholm and Sandviken, is a natural part of the job. The location of the position is either Sandviken or Stockholm.


Your character – An experienced legal professional with a strong drive to succeed

You have a Swedish Master of Law degree (Sw: juristkandidatexamen), and at least five years’ experience working at a reputable business law firm, or within a corporate in-house legal organization with international matters. You also have the legal experience to allow you to act independently and find legally adequate solutions to new and various situations. You have solid experience from independently negotiating a variety of commercial agreements and experience from M&A, competition law and digitalization matters are advantageous. As we act in a global setting, you need excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing, while proficiency in Swedish and German is beneficial.


We place great value on your personality in this recruitment, characterized by your practical, analytical and decisive mindset. You are a team player with a strong drive to get things done. You gain trust both by building long-term relationships and by offering advice and guidance based on legal experience, sound judgment and thorough business understanding.


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



When applying for this position, you are required to include a copy of your degree certificate. Please make sure to attach all your related documents, including cover letter, when asked to upload your resume in our system.


We kindly ask you to send your application as soon as possible, and no later than December 16, 2018. We will continuously evaluate applications as they come in. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: R0006074.


Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

David Hansson, Head of Legal Support, +46 (0)8 4561 264


Union contacts

Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82

Anna Åkesson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)70 642 83 29


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

Click HERE for more information and application.


Recruitment Specialist

Jane Adams


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 2017, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.