Senior Leader - Public Projects
Volvo Construction Equipment Deutschland
Greensboro, North Carolina,
2d ago

VOLVO Group Project & Product Strategy Office looking for a "Public Projects Manager"

Imagine yourself looking at a picture. Do you focus on the details, or do you prefer to take a holistic view? We are looking for a person who knows that the key to business success is curiosity and drive to take on new possibilities and look at the bigger picture.

If you thrive in leading change and can create and contribute to a climate of cross-functional teamwork where everyone is accountable and proud of the products and solutions, we are hoping you can join our team.

This is us, your new colleagues in Project & Product Strategy Office (PPSO)

Today's societal challenges are expected to be solved by technology development, and the Volvo Group is investing heavily in Research and Development (R & R&D).

In order to fully leverage our R&D investments, it is necessary to strengthen the alignment of the innovation, technology, and regulatory agendas to prepare our organization for the future.

Through internal and external collaboration, the Project & Product Strategy Office is instrumental to the Volvo Group to drive the innovation, technology & regulatory agendas, assure technology partnerships & research collaborations, and guide our future transformation.

We are a global support to the Volvo Group CTO operating to strengthen the Volvo Group position and competitiveness further.

We are organized within Volvo Group Trucks Technology. The team you will join consists of highly engaged people worldwide with different backgrounds and perspectives, a fantastic workplace to join.

We are looking for a "Public Projects Manager"

You will be a crucial contributor to support the technology leadership position of the Volvo Group by capturing, developing, and implementing relevant public projects per Volvo Group's strategy.

You will team up in a global team and further develop Volvo Group's internal network of contributors to public projects, supporting all technology development activities.

You will be in charge of driving an extensive network with Authorities, Corporations, Suppliers, Customers and Academia, and other relevant external stakeholders.

The position will be located in the US.

Main responsibilities are :

  • Develop and drive cross-functional Public Project initiatives in the US
  • Identify relevant technology and business fields as possible enablers for public projects
  • Map all potential partnerships to support public projects in connection to Volvo Group Strategy
  • Contribute to building the external collaboration strategy together with the various internal and external stakeholders
  • Maximize external financial contributions to Volvo R&D investments
  • Represent Volvo in different external forums
  • Who are you?

    You are passionate about building the future for society and interested in contributing as a core actor of the Volvo Group future.

    You see challenges as something positive and face change with curiosity.

    The role requires an agile and network-based leadership style, open mindset, and passion for delivering value for our customers.

    You need to build networks and establish successful relationships through external collaborations with partners, suppliers, and academia.

    You will be responsible for established public funding portfolio management in Sweden, France, and the US, in addition to new, unproven funding streams.

    You have significant experience from working in global multicultural business environments.

    You have strong energy and leadership, including defining and driving vision, engaging people with a "making things happen" mindset.

    Qualifications :

  • M.Sc, or Ph.D., MBA is a plus
  • Worked in the early phases of product development or product planning 5-10 years
  • Project management experience in a global & cross-functional environment
  • Experience from working with external research collaboration projects, including contacts with authorities and universities
  • Structured, analytical, and holistic mindset
  • Have the capacity to execute against set targets and a "can do" energetic attitude
  • Exceptional levels of personal integrity and capability to act as a team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Highly resilient. Proactive and responsive to ever-changing context and new challenges.
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