Volvo Group Director Design in Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Penta is recruiting a Director Design

Our employees describe Volvo Penta as a great place to work, built upon respect and commitment. We encourage people to take individual responsibility and offer exciting assignments in a highly innovative environment.

The Volvo Penta vision is to be the world leader in sustainable power solutions. We have a history of innovation and enjoy strong market positions based on our current product and service offer. Now it is time for us to prepare the next generation products and solutions and we believe those will be connected, electrified and automated.

We strongly believe that high performance comes from having fun at work, and the courage to think outside the box. Come and join us. We are both world leading and pioneers in our field. Welcome!

Right now we are looking for a leader to our Design department. In this role you will have leadership over a team of 200 engineers, divided into 10 subgroups with each manager. The field of responsibility for the design department is analysis, mechanical design, chemistry and electronics for new products as well as maintenance for present products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management role. You have responsibility over a team of high professional leaders. You will lead and develop the people in your team as well as taking responsibility for the development of working processes and practices within your area of responsibility in the quest for continuous improvement.

  • Member of the PD management team. The PD management team covers all core processes of Product Development, including Project management, Design, Verification & Validation, Documentation and Support processes. Each individual in the team has a great opportunity to influence the future of Volvo Penta.

  • Technology Development. Based on strategy and roadmaps contribute to technology development within decided technology areas, we believe our future will be connected, electrified and automated.

Competence Profile

  • Dedication to customer success, ability to build deep understanding of customer needs and capability to translate this into vision and plans supporting the overall targets for the R&D community.

  • Hands on visionary, meaning the ability to convey a compelling vision but also the competence to bring it down to real roadmaps and actions.

  • Teamwork and collaborative spirit, to be able to build on the pool of knowledge and assets within Volvo Penta, the broader Volvo Group as well as external partners.

  • Leadership. You are capable of leading your entire team through the members of your management team in order to further build processes and skills to execute set plans.

  • R&D experience, with a passion for powertrain development in a marine and industrial environment.

We expect you are a social person who enjoys working with others in flexible team constellations.

We believe you have a University degree as the basis for your career. You are fluent in English as well as Swedish both in business and privately as well as in speaking and writing.

In prioritizing candidates, we will pay attention to matching your profile to team culture, experience, gender and spirit. The successful candidate will have shown a winning attitude and great persona in combination with a strong track record and references.

For further information, please contact:

Hiring Manager: Urban Larsson, Vice President R&D, +46 31-3221677

HR contact: Teresa Krook +46 31-3233710

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.

With Volvo Penta , a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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