Volvo Group Vice President Innovation Lab 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 Innovation Lab you will lead innovation in new services and solutions from idea generation to proof of concept. Main responsibility is to identify opportunities for service innovation based on connected vehicle technology that can improve our customers’ performance and create valuable insights and new business opportunities for the Volvo Group. You will play a key role in establishing the function which will include teams responsible for new service innovation, advanced analytics, Proof of Concepts (POC’s), customer pilots with customers, partners and future internal start-ups. The role requires an agile and networked based leadership style, open mindset and passion to deliver value for our customers.

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

Key Responsibilities

As Vice President Innovation Lab, your key responsibilities are:

  • Actively participate in forming the organization, set objectives and establish way of working

  • Initiate and drive new service innovation projects from idea generation to proof of concepts

  • Operate and deliver advanced analytics services and capabilities

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

  • Secure hand-over of the innovation results for commercialization

  • 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 from work with a lean/agile start-up approach to drive innovation in new business models working in cross-functional teams (customers, partners, commercial and engineering teams)

  • Passion and interest in identifying opportunities in the connected vehicle eco-system where new innovations can improve our customers’ performance and create valuable insights and new business opportunities for the Volvo Group

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

  • Track record of taking innovation to commercialization

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Leadership experience and proven track record of leading 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. Ability to think new, 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 +46 765-534580 or 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

71289BR

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