VÄDERSTAD GROUP provides modern agriculture with highly efficient agricultural machinery and methods. Our vision is to become the world’s leading partner for outstanding emergence. The Group is family-owned and the head office is situated in Väderstad, Sweden. Väderstad Group is represented in 40 countries. In 2019 Väderstad Group had 1,500 employees and sales of SEK 3.4 billion.

Senior VP Order to Delivery

For over 60 years we at Väderstad have helped the world’s farmers to provide the world’s population with food. We work as a global team – together. In this way, we take care of all the expertise and experience that exists within the Väderstad Group. Right now we are looking for someone who wants to grow with us and take full responsibility for our OTD process (order to delivery)!

As Senior VP Order to Delivery, you will be responsible for global demand fulfillment, including manufacturing operations, safety, supply chain, quality and material management within the Väderstad Group. Your main task will be to run and develop operations and processes within the framework of OtD. You work with identifying and implementing short- and long term improvements to increase profitability, lower lead time and increase productivity. You set goals and follow up KPIs regarding safety, efficiency, quality and delivery. You are a key part of the cross-functional collaboration between development and production and you work with a commercial mindset to find solutions that benefit the business as a whole.

This role is a unique opportunity to develop strategies and working methods for a significant part of our total value-chain. We have ambitious growth goals for our entire business and see you as a given project owner for the establishment of new factories and major investments. Your responsibility will include around 900 employees distributed across three manufacturing units in Sweden and Canada. You will be a part of the management team of Väderstad Group and you will report to the CEO.

For this key role we see a confident leader who is well-grounded in the structures, processes and work flows that characterize a major manufacturing company. You have the ability to translate a business strategy into specific team objectives, breaking down organizational boundaries through collaboration, building strong relationships based on trust with all levels of employees. A strategist who is used to taking the direction of a company of significant size and also have the capacity to handle the challenges that come with strong growth in an international market. However, you are not afraid to handle issues at a more operational level and see it as a necessity to have good insights into all parts of the business. You are well acquainted with methods and theories regarding systematic improvement work and you will provide leadership to the operations team to become change agents that lead continuous improvements.

We require a technical education on a higher level and extensive experience as a plant manager, manufacturing manager, or sourcing/supply chain manager or combination of each.
Furthermore, you communicate freely in both Swedish and English and are able to travel on a regular basis.

In this recruitment Väderstad Group is cooperating with Ny Position, who are professional recruiters of senior positions and specialists. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Helen Einarson Lundin or Maria Svensson at 036-330 09 00.