Volvo Group Production Leader Assembly Dept - Vara Plant in Vara, Sweden

Production Leader D3, D4 and D6 Assembly – Vara Plant

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. 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.

Volvo Penta Global Operations & Quality organization consists of plants in Sweden, China and the US. The Vara Plant in Sweden manufactures world class diesel engines for propulsion systems and consists of approximately 220 employees. We are now looking for a Production Leader for our Assembly department in Vara to lead and improve the production performance. The Assembly department manufactures D3, D4 and D6 maritime diesel engines and consists of about 20 people. We put a strong focus on the customer in the department and the market for the engines is worldwide.

We need a new manager, who can continue to develop the business as well as the personnel according to the principals for Lean and VPS (Volvo Production System). The person we are looking for is a strong leader with focus on goals and results, and with a great interest in working with continuous improvements. The manager for the Assembly department has full responsibility for safety, quality, deliveries, cost, environment and personnel. In order to succeed in this role you should be a good communicator and able to energize your coworkers to reach our targets. We are looking for characteristics like initiative, courage and integrity, perseverance and drive for results.

The manager for the Assembly department will report to the Manager for Production and will be a part of the management team for production at the Volvo Penta Vara site.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Leading day to day operations

  • Responsible for work environment

  • Driving development of the department and continuous improvement through Volvo Production System

  • Fully responsible for the department’s results regarding safety, quality, delivery, cost, environment and personnel

  • Developing the personnel and organization

  • Representing the department in various projects

  • Active member of the Production management team

Qualifications and Critical Competencies for the Position

Personal Qualities

  • Secure with a well-developed understanding of his/her own personal qualities and development

  • Strong leader

  • Interested and willing to develop people

  • Team player

  • Strong focus on goals and results

  • Customer oriented


  • Experience from a modern manufacturing organization

  • Leading people

  • Lean / VPS


  • University degree or equivalent leadership training and experience.

  • Leadership skills and experience

  • Proficiency in Swedish and English

  • Structured with good analytical skills, logical thinking and ability to analyze and solve problems

  • Ability to coach, teach and engage others

  • Excellent communication skills and a good listener

  • Computer skills

Do you believe you are the right person for this job? We will offer you great colleagues, a safe employment and a good work environment. We believe that an atmosphere of trust along with a passion for your work creates a high performance culture which brings great value to our customers.

Welcome to apply! We need your application by 20 August 2017

For more information about the position please contact:

David Landgren, Manager Production Vara, tel: +46 31 323 7854

Kjell Johansson, HRBP Vara; tel: +46 31 322 4803

Helena Berlin, HRBP Global Operations & Quality, tel: +46 31 322 7217

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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Västra Götaland



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