Volvo Group Department Manager IT in Göteborg, Sweden

Shared IT Services

Shared IT Services is a large, global supporting unit within IT services (several thousand employees and contractors), with staff on all larger IT services locations. The mission of the unit is to manage and develop a set of competence centres and staff functions as well as a global IT consulting organization essential to ensure the overall efficiency of Volvo Group IT .

IT Consulting

Shared IT Services IT Consulting provide professional services to Delivery and the Volvo Group, built on a unique combination of business knowledge and IT competence. We operate at all Group IT delivery locations. By our global presence and close cooperation we drive flexibility and best practices, contributing to Volvo Group challenges and operational excellence.

IT Consulting Region EMEA

IT Consulting Region EMEA consists of approximately 1100 employees and some 400 external consultants. The organization is located in Lyon, Wroclaw, Gent, Gotheborg, Skovde and Eskilstuna.

IT Architecture and Development

The IT Architecture and development department in EMEA consist of approximately 200 employees and 130 external consultants. The department consist of a number of consultant groups focusing on a set of Technology and Business domain criteria and provide services to the whole delivery organization. The consultant managers reporting to the department manager IT Architecture and development are spread geographically in the Region.

Department Manager – IT Architecture and Development

As Department Manager IT Architecture and development you will have responsibility for leading and developing a regional competence based IT consulting organization according to defined processes. You will drive the organization through line management who will deliver professional services up on request from Volvo Group IT community .

You will report to the Director of IT Consulting Region EMEA.

Role Mission & Context

As the Department Manager IT Architecture and development you will own a specific part of the IT Consulting business from a consulting supply perspective and act with the below mission and context:

  • Lead, inspire and develop the regional IT consulting competence organization to provide IT consultants for professional roles like IT architects & Developers.

  • Secure that your organization develops and performs, in line with the IT consulting strategy, the IT Consulting competence & career model and individual preferences.

  • Manage, lead and motivate the IT Architecture and development Region EMEA Management team.

  • Create and continuous develop a pool of talents

  • As Department Manager IT Architecture and development EMEA you will be a member of the IT Consulting EMEA Management Team.

  • Promote and drive the continued journey of implementing our standardized ways of working

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the IT Architecture and development EMEA organization and consultants

  • Overall accountable for the IT Architecture and development deliveries/activities (onboarding, quality, assignment satisfaction) within the region

  • Responsible for securing staffing in line with business needs and the individual consultants development plans

  • Secure adherence to business processes, policy and guidelines within the IT Consulting region EMEA for as well management team as IT consultants in assignments.

  • Strategic and tactical personnel planning, for the organization, operational plan in the areas of Process compliance, budget & KPI setting and follow up

  • Develop consultants process skills for delivery units of Group IT

  • Evaluation of team members’ performance. Coach and evaluate performance to reach individual targets and follow up performance.

  • Be an IT Consulting role model in terms of wanted culture and behaviour and drive culture development

  • Ensure that people have a supporting working environment in which people perform

  • Line manager responsibilities such as, manage recruitment and retention of direct reports, prioritization of issues/activities in your department

Wanted Profile

As a Manager and a People Person you need to have the ability to create an efficient and trustful day-to-day operation. You have proven experience as a leader in senior positions and excel in demonstrating core Volvo values.

You will need to actively cooperate with various stakeholders and navigate with ease in a multi-cultural environment. It is important you have an innovative and creative mind-set in order to inspire and challenge your organisation. You also have a strong quality focus and a personal drive to reach the objectives and targets set for your department, understanding how these contribute to the Volvo Group vision and strategy. Performance culture with focus on people is your life motto.

Required Competencies

  • Genuine interest for developing and coaching people

  • Excelled track record in leading virtual teams, collaboration with different cultures and geographical regions

  • Strong experience from IT consulting & IT Architecture and development

  • Solid experience from working in a IT delivery organization

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills are a requirement.

  • Complete proficiency in English is a requirement

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or other equivalent education

Required Leadership Skills

  • have the ability to, in an inspiring way, communicate vision, strategy and objectives

  • have proven capacity to execute against set targets

  • have a leadership characterized by high level of integrity and trust based on ethics and values according to the Volvo values

  • have the ability to develop direct reports and build effective management teams

  • have a strong business focus

  • have shown managerial courage and the ability to deal with ambiguity

  • understand the value of promoting diversity on all levels in the organisation

  • strong organizational agility and proven experience in driving change

  • a good listener

We can offer

You get an 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, delivering cutting edge services in line with the Volvo Group and Group IT Strategy.

At Volvo Group we are actively working to establish teams that will take maximum advantage of the strengths inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender, nationality etc.

Location: Sweden, Gothenburg is preferred location for this position.

Travel required: Occasional.

Application screening will start immediately; we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:

Anna Olihn, SITS ITC EMEA Department Manager

Teresia Lockström, SITS ITC EMEA ITA &DEV HRBP

Union representatives for Swedish applicants:

Jonas Ljungdahl, Unionen, +46 31 3224985

Peter Månsson, Akademikerna, +46 31 3220684

Roger Nordh, Ledarna, +46 31 3223088

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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