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Human Resources Manager

Nynas AB is a different oil company. We believe in using oil in a sustainable manner. We are global leaders in high performance specialty product applications. Nynas has nearly 900 employees, production plants in Europe, the US and South America and sales offices in 30 countries.  We have a turnover of some 2.5 billion EUR and are growing steadily. Together with our customers we work to understand their needs and processes to provide a strong partnership in product development. We call it ”taking oil further”. For more information, see   



Nynas Manufacturing is now looking for an experienced

Human Resources Manager


Nynas’ vision is to strengthen our position as the global leader in naphthenic products and as the premier bitumen partner in Europe. We do this by developing next generation solutions for our customers, assuring profitable growth and providing an attractive place to work.


A balanced supply of raw materials and improved utilisation of our production facilities are highly prioritised areas. Our Human Resources Manager will have an important role in our Group strategy to create a stable, cost-effective, customer-driven, competitive and profitable business development. Within the framework of Group-wide policies and guidelines, you will be expected to develop methods, tools and systems to drive and follow up HR issues in Manufacturing. You will be reporting directly to the Director Human Resources and in Matrix to VP Manufacturing. Manufacturing’s HR department presently has three staff.


Manufacturing has some 540 employees at three refineries: Nynäshamn (250), Gothenburg (40) and Harburg (250).

Among our exciting challenges in the years ahead are:

-        Ongoing development, integration and improvement of our refineries

-        Optimisation of production resources

-        Continued improvements of our HSSE culture

-        Continued development of managers and leaders

-        Generation change

-        Having the right competence in the right place at the right time


In your role as Human Resources Manager you must be able to fully understand these challenges and their implications within HR, and contribute suggestions for the development of business goals and objectives based on HR perspectives.

Other responsibilities involve:

-        As a member of the management team, drive HR issues based on a Manufacturing perspective and create HR work standards

-        Compensation and payroll

-        Presenting development needs/plans and budgets to be discussed and decided by the management team

-        Recruitment and staffing


Professional experience

The ideal candidate will have broad previous experience of the HR area, including at least 10 years’ professional experience and at least 5 years as a personnel manager. Other qualifications required to become successful in this role are previous experience of driving HR initiatives and issues in a manufacturing environment and/or experience of management work in a near-production environment.

We attach particular importance to competence and experience within the following areas:

-        Compensation and benefits

-        Negotiations

-        HR-policies, guidelines and statistics

-        Recruitment processes (induction, job descriptions etc.)

-        Competence mapping

-        Succession planing

-        Talent management

-        Change processes, organisation development/planning

-        Health, safety, well-being and welfare


Personal profile

You are analytical, driving and structured in your work approach. As a person, you are open and able to communicate freely with people at all levels. You have high personal integrity, a mature personality and are able to drive development in the HR area based on your business-orientation, personal energy and negotiation skills. You are positive about and have experience of working in an international business environment as well as organisational change processes. As our Group language is English, we assume you are fluent in the language, both in writing and speaking. You are based in, or prepared to relocate to Stockholm, and must be prepared to travel. 




In this recruitment we are cooperating with Finnveden Executive AB. For further details about the position, please contact recruitment consultants Ulrika Danielsson on +46 (0) 702 33 81 67 or Lena Nero on +46 (0) 708 92 77 75. As there is an ongoing selection of candidates, we would like you to submit your application as soon as possible via


We look forward to receiving you application!