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Global Product Manager – Handling and Manipulators

For 100 years, ESAB has been powered by innovation and uncompromising standards – and by the will to continuously seek new and improved ways of serving our customers. This has made ESAB a world leader in welding products and advanced cutting systems. With operations in a large number of countries, ESAB is a world leader in production of welding consumables and equipment. ESAB is synonymous with world leading expertise in the following key areas: Manual welding and cutting equipment, Welding consumables, Welding automation, Mechanized cutting systems. Since 2012 the owner of ESAB AB is the Colfax Corporation. Colfax overall vision is that every company within the group is dedicated to creating an enduring premier global enterprise built on a unique business culture that do all things with integrity, respect and candor, and has a deep commitment to excellence to associates and customers as its foundation. Find out more at www.esab.com  

The role as Global Product Manager for Handling and Manipulators is newly established and reflects the increased demand for our services and our products. The Global Product Manager will coordinate and secure a relevant, competitive and cost effective product portfolio and bring it to market through the most effective channels, all in line with the overall strategy of the business. You will have the global commercial and technical responsibility of the product area and is thereby essential for ESAB Automation growth and profitability. Main tasks will be to outline the product strategy and business plan, and thru technology and product roadmaps secure delivery of new products accordingly. You will also be responsible for product quality, pricing, sales tools and training of sales personnel globally. As Global Product Manager you will act as the project sponsor for product development and planned maintenance initiatives.

We offer

The position as Global Product Manager offers an opportunity to be a part of a group of passionate employees in an industry leading international company. You will be a part of Automation Product Management and a key person in the future development of the Automation Business. The Global Product Manager will be a major contributor growing ESABs automation business to the next level according to strategies developed together with Automation management.


  • Technical and/or commercial education in mechanics, electronics, automation or production  with university degree
  • Solid understanding of business drivers across sales, marketing, product development and supply chain
  • Experienced in BtB and project order sales dynamics
  • Documented experience of achieving positive business results and managing a portfolio of products
  • Experience of driving change in a global company, working with different cultures on different levels within the company is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of automation and prior experience within the welding industry
  • Working experience from product pricing, highly desirable knowledge of processes and methods for value based sales and pricing.

Personal characteristics

  • Self-motivated and able to set the right priorities to deliver work on time
  • Strong drive combined with excellent communication and networking skills 
  • Commercial mind-set
  • Strong analytical and strategic sense
  • Result- and performance oriented

In this recruitment we are cooperating with K2 Search. For further information about the role please contact Helen Tånghed Gunnarsson, tel. 0760-00 18 15 or Maria Lidgren tel. 0735-32 09 49. All applications and contacts remain confidential. Selection is ongoing so do not wait to submit your application. Please submit your application on www.k2search.se

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