Svenska Aerogel
Svenska Aerogel manufactures and commercializes the nanoporous material Quartzene® for industrial applications within the segments building & construction, automotive, process industries and pulp & paper. Svenska Aerogel's business concept is to meet market needs for new materials focusing on sustainability and supporting UN’s 17 development goals for a sustainable future. Quartzene is optimized to add desired properties in various applications. The company's vision is to be the most valued business partner providing new material solutions for a sustainable world. The Company was established in 1999.


TILLSATT - Head of Development, Svenska Aerogel

Innovative new material technology focusing on sustainability

From research to a market driven material technology company

Svenska Aerogel is on its way to leave the start up - and enter the scale up phase. The company is based on a patented technique to manufacture Quartzene which has aerogel like properties. The company has developed extensive knowledge on its material, properties and manufacturing technique over the years. The next step requires enhanced focus on customer applications. The interest has grown rapidly and there are currently a tenfold of product development projects ongoing around the world with many multinationals and bluechip companies.

To support these opportunities Svenska Aerogel has decided to recruit a
Head of Development (Utvecklingschef) to lead and steer this development together with the team in Gävle.

The role is located in Gävle, a member of the leadership team and will be instrumental in developing the company and release the potential that resides within Quartzene and Svenska Aerogel.

The function – Head of Development
The Head of Development will take the responsibility of the development activities for the product, production and customer applications. Will take the leadership of the employees in the team and have close collaboration with the sales and marketing team, production team but also our external partners as well as the customers in partnership with sales.

We expect you to have creative skills to further find new ways of developing the material, production process and customer applications.


- Solid experience from development work in the industry
Chemical industry
Material techniques
Pulp & Paper
Life Science

- Leadership experience
- Master of Science in Engineering or similar (preferably within chemistry)
- Result and target oriented
- Creative
- Relevant network
- Teamplayer
- A shorter post doc experience can be a merit

Personality & competencies
- Excellent interpersonal- and communication skills 
- Strong general management and demonstrated leadership skills 
- Excellent entrepreneurial and commercial mindset
- Strong creativity and innovative skills
- Ability to develop vision, formulate strategy and exercise good judgment 
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Strong drive and ability to work independently
- Ability to inspire and build strong trust bounds at all levels.

For further information about the Head of Development position, please contact Magnus Klingberg, Sr Recruitment Consultant, PeakSearch.
Phone: +46-(0)8-545 00 100, Mobile: +46- (0)70-678 09 92