Volvo Group Solution Leader PRD Solutions Umeå in Umeå, Sweden

PRD Solutions

Produce & Distribute (PRD) Solutions is a global unit within Group IT in charge of all IT deliveries related to Produce & Distribute solutions. The mission of the unit is to ensure that the Volvo Group's IT solutions and IT projects within the area are managed in an optimal way.

Solution Center GTO Europe & Brazil Manufacturing (E&BM)

The Solution Center GTO E&BM is responsible for all deliveries related to solutions in its scope i.e. all the IS/IT solutions for GTO E&BM except the globally appointed ones managed in the Solution Centers GTO Manufacturing. The Solution Center GTO E&BM has full responsibility for runtime (cost, quality of service) and for the delivery of projects.

In its region, the Solution Center E&BM is also responsible for the roll out of core global solutions in close cooperation with the Solution Center GTO Manufacturing.

The Solution Center E&BM is also driving decommissioning when new global solutions are deployed.

The function is staffed with its own resources, complemented with resources coming from the Shared IT Services to fulfill the various deliveries. The total delivery capacity is approximately 100 FTEs.

Group Umeå

The Group Umeå is responsible for all deliveries in its scope i.e. to maintain, enhance and support the portfolio originated from Umeå.

The group consists of Solution Leaders, IT Architects, IT Developers and QA Specialist, complemented with resources coming from Shared IT Services.

We are now looking for a Solution Leader – Umeå

You will be managing the Windows based solutions in the Umeå delivery basket, mainly production oriented solutions. In this role you will be reporting to the Delivery Manager Umeå, Solution Center GTO E&BM.

Role Mission and Context

As Solution Leader for the Windows solutions you will act as the Group IT interface to the business and you will be responsible to secure that the business and IT requirements of the end-user are addressed.

You will work with other team members in one team and your main area of expertise will become solutions supporting the Windows based .NET solutions in the Umeå delivery basket. For the day-to-day activities you will act in the role as team leader for the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the solution lifecycle is properly executed

  • Propose needed service level targets (SLA) (based on business requirement, roll out needs etc)

  • Co-operate with Delivery Runtime Services team and number of external suppliers

  • Ensure that Service Continuity Plans are up to date

  • Sets the business requirements for hand over from projects to maintenance.

  • Ensure execution of decided requirement requests for the solution incl. decommission

  • Main point of contact for business requirement, roll out needs etc.

  • Propose prioritization of changes in the solution like error corrections and change requests

  • Define and decide which business functionality, or information integrity tests to be part of a user acceptance test

  • When applicable participate in new development

  • Communicate EN estimates to the Business Sub-Portfolio Manager, Process Manager or equivalent

  • Secure solution competence for functional application support

  • Manage the Process & Solution Key User network in collaboration with the Business Process Developers (BPD)

  • Define on behalf of BSPM authorization rules for application access and manage application access

  • Make sure that training needs are identified and training plan is secured for the solution including complete training material in cooperation with the BPD

  • Prioritize decided changes in the solution like error corrections and change requests

  • Secure and Approve communication and anchoring of solution improvements

Wanted Profile

As Solution Leader for the Windows solutions, you will be responsible for adjusting solutions to the business needs in accordance to the current processes and rules.

You have proven experience in business and excel in demonstrating Volvo Group values.

Since you are part of a global unit, you will need to actively cooperate with various stakeholders and navigate with ease in a multi-cultural environment. It is important that you have strong quality focus and innovative approach.

Required Competencies

Excellent communication & presentation skills

Ability to drive key users network, understand needs

Ability to drive change

Complete proficiency in English

We can offer

You will 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 inside as well as outside of Group IT and in line with the Volvo Group 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.

For more information please contact:

Mikael Ljunggren, Delivery Manager PRD Solutions Umeå, +46 90 862 79 66

Union representatives:

Akademikerna – Steve Lindeberg , +46 90 8627674

Unionen – Lasse Erkki, +46 90 8627373

Ledarna – Marie Nyman, +46 90 8628057

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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