Let's create change together
Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Procurement.
Your change leadership will make a true difference
At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you. With us you will have the opportunity to lead and inspire, and be a driver on our transformation journey.
What we offer
At Procurement you will be part of a dedicated team with the mission to drive and challenge to stay on top when it comes to new ways of working. To make this happen, we use all kind of change tactics to drive change and make sure our employees are involved while changing the environment. If you are passionate about driving change for competitive advantage and you are eager to reach your personal goals together with other people, then you will enjoy this role and working with us.
What you will do?
You will take on a role as a Director - Change Leader Procurement and take on the responsibility to drive, facilitate and support the transformation towards Agile Product Streams and move towards a new steady state, Continuous Improvement, where we continuously optimize our value flows. In this role you will collaborate with different stakeholders such as R&D, Quality, Consumer Enterprise Digital, Procurement, Design and Global Customer Services to build true agile behaviours in favour of flow and speed. You will facilitate change strategies to implement Agile Product Streams based on SAFe and drive change by organizing, planning, communicating, deploy the change and train colleagues. Throughout the process you will make sure to involve employees on different levels and drive change workshops. You will lead improvement initiatives from start to end and support Management Teams at Procurement in leading change. Responsibilities will be to drive flow descriptions and remove flow impediments, visualize ways of working as well as change progress. Practice value stream mapping, root cause analysis and retrospectives, as well as facilitate Transparent Continuous Improvements.
Do you fit the profile
We believe you are a senior, experienced and outgoing person with knowledge from driving change. It is an advantage if you have worked in larger companies within Procurement and other related connected areas. To take on this responsibility you need to be a strong change leader with excellent project management and communication skills. You are a transparent networker who can communicate on different levels with various stakeholders. Due to your focus area, it would be appreciated to have solid knowledge of processes, methods and tools used in Procurement in general. Experience from the automotive industry is a merit.
Good knowledge in Agile methodologies and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a must to take on this position on a senior level. You are well aware of continuous improvement tools and have strong skills how to implement this state into daily work of the organization. With your previous experience you have gathered broad knowledge of project management, processes, methods and tools as well as reached strong business acumen and integrity. You have a university degree, a procurement background and a good understanding of agile product development. You are fluent in English, written and spoken, and have work experience with leading change in a similar sized organization.
On a personal level you are a strong and confident individual who is not afraid of new challenges and you are also challenging others to make a change. You need to have an inner drive and motivation which influences and impacts the surroundings. You are a strong team player and have a genuine interest in making things better and strive for continuous improvements.
If you have any additional questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager, Pär Jacobson, at email@example.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Therese Damstedt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your application no later than 2019-04-15. Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted and interviews will be held continuously. The position may be filled before the application end date.
As we use our own channels for recruitment, we respectfully but strictly decline to be contacted for any offer of recruitment assistance from external companies.
Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future