Volvo Group Vice President Delivery & Operations in Göteborg, Sweden

Connected Solutions is a newly established unit that will lead the development of the Volvo Group’s connected solutions and supporting capabilities to further strengthen the Volvo Group position and competitiveness in the area.

As Vice President Delivery & Operations you will be responsible for the overall delivery and operations of the connected services and solutions within the Volvo Group. Main responsibility includes securing project deliveries and runtime delivery that drive customer success and generate profit for the Volvo Group. You will play a key role in establishing the function which will include teams responsible for service development, delivery and operations.

The role requires close collaboration with Volvo Group Business Areas to understand demands (relevant to each region, market and target customer segments) and with functions within Connected Solutions to provide input to service requirements, participate in analysis of options and recommendations for new service developments.

The position reports to the SVP Connected Solutions and is a member of the Connected Solutions management team.

Key Responsibilities

As Vice President Delivery & Operations, your key responsibilities are:

  • Analyze customer demand and make recommendation for new service development

  • Secure project deliveries on time and within budget

  • Efficiently manage operation to secure runtime of services and solutions, including cost efficiency and quality improvements

  • Proactively propose changes in way of working to drive simplicity and speed of execution

  • Keep up to date with competition and market trends

  • Support business areas in how to sell connected services and solutions by proposing channel and business model

  • Collaborate with functions within Connected Solutions as well as relevant commercial and engineering teams within the Volvo Group to enable successful execution

  • Develop the team and lead the day to day business

  • Be a member of Connected Solutions Management team. As a member of the management team you will be involved in business development activities and other projects.

Competence Profile & Qualifications

To qualify for this role, you should have experience from:

  • Experience and proven track record in driving service development based on software technology in a global environment

  • Interest in and solid understanding of our industry and our customers’ business

  • Experience and proven track record of managing a global service operation

  • Experience in service and solution sales

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Leadership experience and proven track record of leading business, leaders and teams

  • Successful in building excellent working relationships and operating effectively as a member of a leadership team.

  • Excellent professional skills and ability to work in a fast paced, multicultural and diverse environment.

We believe the successful candidate has operational experience from working with software-based service innovation in a global business environment. You have experience from customer facing roles likely from key account management or similar roles within sales as well as experience from customer driven service development. Business mind-set, personal credibility, integrity and creativity are crucial personal characteristics. You are a social person with strong relationship capabilities and enjoy working with others in flexible team constellations. You have a passion for business, technology and an interest in people.

You have a Master’s degree or equivalent as the basis for your career. You are fluent in English. International business experience is a merit. The successful candidate will have shown a winning attitude and great persona in combination with a strong track record and references.

Location & Timeline

The position is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Frequent travel is expected. The final date of sending your application is May 29th.

For more information please contact:

Anna Westerberg , SVP Connected Solutions, tel. +46 765-534580

Lina Gerlam, HR Business Partner, +46 31 322 82 01

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.

Connected Solutions is a global unit in the Volvo Group that lead the development of the Volvo Group’s connected solutions and supporting capabilities to further strengthen the Volvo Group position and competitiveness in the area. Part of Connected Solutions is Volvo Group Venture Capital with a focus on creating new business opportunities for the Volvo Group through partnerships.

Auto req ID

71288BR

Entity

Connected Solutions

State/Province

Västra Götaland

City/Town

Göteborg

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Frequent

Last application date

29-May-2017

Functional Area

Information Technology