Volvo Group Delivery Manager - PDM Core in Göteborg, Sweden

DVP Solutions

DVP Solutions (“Develop Product & Aftermarket Product Portfolio”) is a global unit within Group IT. The purpose of the unit is to provide fit-for-purpose IT Solutions & projects in the area of DVP enabling Volvo Group success. The ambition of Group IT is to put the Volvo Group and our customers ahead of competition by ensuringthat DVP solutions and proejcts within the area is managed in an optimal way.

Solution Center Product & Aftermarket Documentation

The Solution Center Product & Aftermarket Documentation is the function, within DVP Solutions, that has the responsibility to managing the deliveries for all solutions in the product- & aftermarket documentation systems portfolio, such as KOLA, EDB, Rapid, Phoenix, SID, Protom, Gloria , Protus etc.. The Solution Center has full responsibility for runtime (cost, quality of service) and on the delivery of projects. The Solution Center is supporting roadmap design and long term plan in its area. It is then responsible to drive deliveries according to the various sub-portfolio roadmaps and plans.

Core Product Documentation Management (PDM Core)

The Kola PDM (product data management) system is “key” in the Product development process and an enabler for the Kola Logic including the technical product offering/product structure documentation and release. It supports the Volvo Group Truck brands as well as the other business areas. The Kola logic is used throughout the product development (DVP) process but also in all downstream processes, production (PRD), sales processes (MAS) and in the aftermarket business (DCL). As an enabler and carrier of Kola logic, the Kola system is a key differentiator in enabling Volvo Trucks to have a highly variable product offering still keeping the engineering documentation effort on manageable levels.

The delivery team located in Gothenburg and its team is led by a Team Leader & Solution Leader who acts as a Product Owner, even though the team itself is highly empowered and share the responsibility within the delivery. Work is performed according to agile and lean principles focusing on competence, quality and constant improvement, with a strong and motivated team for future development.

We are now looking for a Delivery Manager - PDM Core

In this role you will be reporting to the Director Solution Center Product & Aftermarket Documentation, DVP Solutions, and you will be part of the Solution Center Product & Aftermarket Documentation management team.

Role mission & context

As Delivery Manager (DM) Core Product Documentation Management (PDM Core), you will have responsibility for the complete delivery of the full life-cycle for solutions for both run time and/or one-time, securing competitive standards in terms of business and cost efficiency of assigned solutions. You will be the SPDM (Sub Portfolio Delivery Manager) for PDM Core as well. In this role you are responsible for all short and long term planning and interaction with the Business Sub Portfolio Manager (BSPM) in Group Trucks Technology. You will have global contact with all the TD/BA’s in the Volvo Group. Included in the role is also the personnel responsibilltiy for the group PDM Core (DE41500).

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the one-time projects within the sub-portfolio and secure needed agreements

  • Function as IT Readiness Forum Chairman and represent Group IT in business steering committees

  • Manage the run-time cost and quality within the sub-portfolio and define priorities to stay within allocated budget as well as keeping a high quality

  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with the business stakeholders

  • Actively benchmark the sub-portfolio with similar solutions, internal as well as external, in order to continuously provide a fit-for-purpose solution

  • Contribute in the development of the road-map for the assigned sub-portfolio

  • Manage decommissioning within the assigned sub-portfolio, if applicable

  • Drive continuous improvement of the delivery

  • Manage the assignment in accordance to the Solution Delivery Plan, manage agreed KPI’s and PI’s

  • Plan for long-term capacity and competence management aligned with the solution road map

  • People management in terms of recruitment, competence development, people review, salary setting etc.

  • Contribute to the development of the road-map

  • Drive complaints on deliveries towards resolution and resolution of Major incidents

  • Secure that all individual solutions within the assigned sub-portfolio continuously adhere to Volvo Group Policies, Directives and Guidelines

  • Responsible for building an excellent cooperation across the domains/regions within/cross Group IT

As DM/SPDM you will have the following authority:

  • Accountable for the runtime cost level, Accountable for the IT costs for one-time deliveries

  • Accountable for new development, enhancement and runtime estimations

  • Accountable for overall quality and performances of the deliveries

Wanted profile

In this role you will create an efficient and trustful day-to-day operation. You have proven experience as a leader and excel in demonstrating the Volvo Group values. It is important that you have an innovative and creative mind-set in order to inspire and challenge your organisation. You also have a true can do attitude, a strong quality focus and a personal drive to reach the objectives and targets set for your unit, understanding how these contribute to the Volvo Group vision and strategy.

Required competencies

  • Relevant university degree

  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience in a global context

  • Proven experience in developing and coaching people

  • Strong experience from working in an IT delivery organization including solid knowledge about methods used

  • Product structure management, PDM/PLM and related practices

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills are a requirement

  • Fully proficient in English

Required leadership skills

Demonstrated strong leadership skills on the Volvo Group “Leading People” level, specifically:

  • have the ability to drive for results

  • have excellent prioritization skills and ability to eliminate roadblocks

  • have a leadership characterized by a high level of integrity, trust & fariness to direct reports

  • have a strong customer focus

We can offer

You get the opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, global environment which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. You will work in close collaboration with various stakeholders inside as well as outside Group IT, delivering cutting edge services in line with the Volvo Group Strategy.

For further information please contact

Director, Solution Center Product & Aftermarket Documentation, Niklas Seger, phone +46 31 3227154

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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