Volvo Group VP Sweden Industrial & Office Division (SED), Volvo Group Real Estate in Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group Real Estate is an integrated function in the Volvo Group, with strategic and operational responsibility for the Group’s properties and real estate assets as well as for facility management. We are responsible for the entire property lifecycle, from acquisition to divestment. We optimize the use and value of the Volvo Group's facilities, owned and leased. We act as a center of expertise, generating economies of skill and scale in the real estate area. The Volvo Group values are our guiding stars in everything we do, eg develop an attractive workplace for the Volvo Group’s employees worldwide.

We are approximately 350 employees supporting Volvo Group in 60 countries worldwide. Our property footprint consists of some 1000 sites, both leased and owned. We manage all types of properties: dealers, workshops, offices, warehouses, production facilities and more.

In Gothenburg, Volvo Group Real Estate is leading the Campus Lundby program, creating a unique center for development of transport solutions. Campus Lundby will be characterized by openness and room for internal as well as external partnerships, and thereby take an active part in the development of the City of Gothenburg.

VP Sweden Industrial & Office Division (SED), Volvo Group Real Estate

Are you interested in creating innovative and creative meeting places for employees within Volvo Group? Are you customer focused, professional and accountable with a continuous improvement mindset?

Then, continue to read!

In Volvo Group Real Estate (VGRE) we have decide to become the best support function for the Volvo Group by 2020. You will become a key player in this journey. Your focus will be to make sure our deliveries are aligned with and support the strategies of Truck Divisions, Business Areas and Group functions. We aim to drive continuous improvement in everything we do and take ownership for all our deliveries. We want to impress our Volvo group colleagues by always being one step ahead and in close collaboration with the ones we are supporting, this will be one of your important focus areas.

The Sweden Industrial & Office Division is one of five Divisions belonging to Volvo Group Real Estate. Our head quarter is located in Gothenburg; here is also where you will be located. The portfolio you are responsible for consists of Volvo Group industrial properties, warehouses and offices in Sweden, both owned and leased. You will have approximately 7 direct reports, and the total SED team is around 65 people.

You will report to Cecilia Persson, the SVP of Volvo Group Real Estate and you will be a member of the Real Estate Management Team.

So, what is it that you will focus on?

You will lead our property portfolio and facility management function in Sweden. Within the job you both have a daily operational delivery that requires a daily pulse in leading the organization and a tactical dialogue with BA/TD/GF for setting plans and act on feedback. With our new target image for Real Estate, you will set the roadmap with actions to achieve results and service satisfaction. The new way of working will encourage you to be out in the organization for Gembas to fully understand how work works and to coach and support people. To engage and motivate your team, will be important skills in your personality and experience.

Furthermore, securing that your team follow implemented processes and that maintenance and cost savings plans are in place. We run a large number of real estate projects every year, together with your team you are responsible for driving and securing the quality of the projects. You have the responsibility for cost control, reporting and budgeting for your function.

Who are you?

  • As a person you are “customer focused” and ensure accountability within your team. You drive for result, collaborate to get things done and are a “people person”, you are good at building effective teams.

  • You value differences, and make sure everyone feels included. You are action oriented, you make sure things happen, and know what to prioritize. You also have an ability to demonstrate a clear vision, and people choose to follow you. Managing change and continuous improvement is a natural part of daily work. Your communication style gives you respect and trust within the organization.

  • We also have fun at work, we see mistakes as opportunities to grow, and we will all support you in your new position.

To be able to deliver in this position we think you should have some previous experiences…

We are searching for a person with a longer experience of senior management positions; maybe you also have experience from the Real Estate area. You should have experience from working on the international business arena within a global company or network. Previous experience from “Lean” or Volvo Production System (VPS) is important.

You have a Master of Science/MBA or the equivalent combination of education , training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Since we work in a global environment it is important to have a highly fluent knowledge of English language both written and oral.

Are we the right match for you?

You will have the opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, global environment which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. If this sounds interesting, we hope to hear from you!

Are you curious about this position?

Do not hesitate to contact me, Cecilia Persson, SVP of Volvo Group Real Estate at +46 31 662053, I am the hiring manager for this position. Or, call the HR Director supporting me in this recruitment, Cecilia Mosesson +46 31 3235824.

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 Finance contributes to realizing the vision of the Volvo Group by developing and providing a wide range of expert services from financial planning to accounting, business controlling, M&As, real estate services, financial reporting and investor relations. With Volvo Group Finance you will be part of a global and diverse 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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