Governmental Relations Manager, SSAB

SSAB's vision - a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world. The company has 14 000 employees in over 50 countries. The HQ is in Stockholm. SSAB is a highly-specialized global steel company driven by close relationships with our customers. SSAB develops high-strength steels and provides services for better performance and sustainability.

SSAB is a leading producer in the global market of Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched Tempered Steels (Q&T), strip, plate and tube products, as well as construction solutions. SSAB’s steels and services help to make end products lighter and increase their strength and lifespan.

SSAB has a cost-efficient and flexible production system. SSAB’s production plants in Sweden, Finland and the US have an annual steel production capacity of approximately 8.8 million tonnes. The company also has capacity to process and finish various steel products in China, Brazil and many other countries. In Sweden and Finland, production is integrated into a blast furnace process. In the US, electric arc furnaces are used for a scrap-based production process.

SSAB has been at the forefront of sustainability in many ways. With confidence deriving from our traditions, we now strive to do even more. SSAB’s plan is to offer fossil-free steel to the market in 2026 and have taken a policy decision to fundamentally transform the Nordic strip production and accelerate the company’s green transition, with the ambition to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions around 2030, 15 years earlier than previously announced.

SSAB has undertaken a long-term strategy to transform the steelmaking process, which would require the biggest technical leap in the iron and steel industry for the last 1000 years. In the meantime, the society in which we operate will undergo a dramatic transformation process, creating significantly new business environment. SSAB as one of the major manufacturing companies in the Nordic region has taken a pronounced leadership role. Our own transition, combined with the general political focus on increased climate ambitions, transition to a sustainable and competitive European industry offers both opportunities and challenges for our business. The ambitious long-term undertaking further enhances the need for a focused way of working with government relations and societal contacts. The main goal of the Governmental Relations function at SSAB is to support our business, divisions and sites in the transition journey as well as our frontrunner position.

The role as Governmental Relations Manager

The main responsibility for the Governmental Relations Manager is to contribute achieving the overall aim of the Governmental relations function on the Swedish market, with special responsibility on regulatory issues on electricity and power supply. This position comes with a high degree of own responsibility to plan, act and deliver on the identified tasks combined with a clear emphasis on team effort. ‘We win and we lose together’. In the role you will be a part om the Government Relations Team and report to Head of Government Relations, with whom you will work in a close collaboration.

Main accountabilities

  • Independent, by own discretion and responsibility plan and execute projects within the framework of SSAB advocacy work with dedicated focus on energy/power supply

  • Responsibility to ensuring SSABs participation, engagement and dialogue with relevant stakeholder, forums, platforms etc. including close cooperation with SSAB corporate communications team

  • Responsibility to monitor, identify and analyse relevant policy measures and forums in agreed policy areas.

  • Together with the Governmental Relations Team and SSAB colleagues plan, develop, execute events and activities.

Candidate profile

Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in political science, law or equivalent

  • Previous relevant work experience (for ex. experience from a political party, Swedish Parliament and EU)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Skills to work both strategically and hands-on

  • Focused on improvement and efficiency

  • Flexible and a great team player

  • Fluent in Swedish and English (other languages are a merit)


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a “can do attitude”, unpretentious

  • Networking and relation building comes natural for you

  • Ability to work independently and proactively


For more information about the role, please apply directly to Brightness Consultant Susanne Ahlström, The dead-line for the application (CV+letter) is the 15th of September.

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