Company: Volvo Group
Location: Skövde




Position Description

Transportation is changing. How about you?

Volvo GTO, Powertrain Production Skövde Plant has a vacant position in the management team:

Director Manufacturing Engineering

Can you help Volvo Group be the most desired, innovative and successful transport solution provider in the world?

Innovations within transport will reshape the cities of tomorrow. Automated driving, electromobility and connected vehicles will allow quieter, cleaner and safer mega-cities to grow and prosper. For us in the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better. It means creative and innovative thinking, evolutionary and revolutionary problem solving – all in order to reach our vision.

We are now looking for a Director for our Engineering team. This position is a very important role in the Skövde Plant Organization as well as in the Skövde Plant Management Team reporting directly to the Vice President & Plant Manager. You will also report to and be a part of the global Manufacturing Engineering Extended Management Team for Powertrain Production.

The Engineering organization in Skövde has approximately 300 employees today. The responsibility includes the technology development for casting, machining, assembly and internal material handling as well as central functions such as ME process development, Business Office and Project Office. The task contains both developing of the existing production system and implement/adapt processes for future demands. The responsibility calls for both independence and strong co-operation, both internal and external.

Main activities and responsibilities for this role:

  • Develop the manufacturing process toward future demands and embrace the future technologies and competencies in accordance with Industry 4.0
  • Build and coach your team and organization, secure resources and competences in order to fulfill set targets and vision
  • Adapt the industrial system toward future volumes and products
  • Implement new products related to propulsion and running product changes in the industrial system
  • Responsibility for Pilot Plant concerning casting-, machining- and assembly processes worldwide
  • Be able to lead strategic and organizational development for your function in collaboration with the global functions, production functions, as well as other support functions

Critical competencies and experience

We are looking for a goal-oriented leader with a strong drive to deliver and have the ability to continually develop and improve the organization and its employees. Excellent communication skills are essential to be able to build networks and create trusting relationships. You believe in building a knowledge based organization with a strong x-functional teamwork as a foundation.

You have a visionary mindset and share our believes that the Volvo Production System as well as the Volvo leadership skills through our Volvo Values (Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance) is the way forward for us to continue to success in this industry.
Demonstrating a high and solid level in each of the Volvo Group Leadership competencies for the leading leader level, the Director Engineering will be an inspiring and inclusive leader as well as an active team member.

The ideal candidate for this positions has a long experience and knowledge of Manufacturing, especially in Engineering, a University degree in relevant subject and experience from management. Further, you are able to demonstrate a clear vision, a global mind-set and successful people & culture oriented leadership. At Volvo we are actively working to establish teams which will take maximum advantage of the strength inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender and nationality.

For further information, please contact:

Lennart Richardsson, Vice President & Plant Manager Skövde +46 500 788027
Thomas Bogren, Vice President Manufacturing Engineering Powertrain Production +46 500 788049

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 and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations
encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Group Trucks Operations

State / Province

Västra Götaland



Employment/Assignment Type


Travel Required (maximum)

Occasional Travel

Functional Area

Manufacturing Engineering

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