Vice President - Head of Chapter Solution Architect

Join us on our transformation journey to the digital future

At Digital & IT, we have a clear ambition to enable value creation at scale for the Volvo Group. With a new product centric operating model and digital technologies, we will produce digital offerings that are profitable, scalable, and differentiated. With Digital & IT, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals, who learn continuously and embrace change to stay ahead. We have a very important role to play in reaching the Volvo Group ambitions for 2030. Do you want to be part of our transformation journey towards becoming the digital capability of the Group? The time is now.

This will be us - your new colleagues within Architecture
Architecture is a new function within Digital & IT with the commitment to transform towards the North Star Target IT Architecture which is the foundation for the Digital Industrial Footprint of the Volvo Group. Together with our digital talents, we will deliver the platforms on which future services and solutions will be built. We will outline the North Star IT Architecture that embraces our legacy and enables value creation for the Group.

We collaborate with other parts of the organization, both in Digital & IT, with the different business units and Group Functions. We foster an environment where ideas, thoughts and opinions can be shared. We are team players with clear common ambitions, and we win together.

This is how you could make an impact
As the Vice President - Head of Chapter Solution Architect, you will be key in managing the architecture competence in the Chapter and across the Digital & IT community, including supporting methods. In this role, you will add value by aligning capacity competence and methods to the expected transformation towards the targeted footprint for Digital & IT in the Volvo Group. You will be part of the Architecture Management Team and report to the Mattias Oldenburg, Head of Architecture.

These will be some selected responsibilities:
  • ​Manage capacity planning and new requests​ for Architects
  • Ensure short- & long-term capacity of resources vs. demand​, providing best in class Solution Architects to delivery teams in all regions
  • Build & develop architecture competence to support the North Star IT Architecture, including attract & develop talents​
  • Run the architect community & enable knowledge sharing between practitioners
  • Develop and spread and monitor usage of the architecture working methods​ for the Solution Architect community
  • Secure "external" input on architecture best practices, from relevant peers and industry consultants

Who are you?
We believe you want to take your career to the next level, working with amazing people around the world. To be successful in this position we believe you have a university degree or equivalent, and several years of experience from leading leaders’ positions, preferably within IT management.

You will also need experience in defining and delivering solution architecture in a decentralized business environment and experience of establishing design and development architecture standards across applications, security, data and infrastructure. Furthermore, we believe this role requires experience from working with architecture governance while moving towards digital product orientation and agile ways of working as well as solid knowledge of information technology trends and emerging technologies. You will need deep understanding of the cost drivers in systems delivery and operations and the business consequences of the technical decisions made and good familiarity with the disciplines of enterprise digital development and technical architecture.

The right candidate will be able to think and act strategically but also to operate and implement change tactically when required, dealing effectively with ambiguity and managing changing priorities. To be successful in this role you have the experience and knowledge of how to handle a global technological transformation on a strategic level. This role requires solid communication/collaboration skills and a passion for leading, inspiring and developing people.

In addition to this, you are a passionate believer in continuous learning. You should feel energized by working both independently and interdependently, have proven skills in cross-functional collaboration and thrive in managing, foster and enable both the perform and the transform angles of the job.

Are we a good match?
In the Volvo Group, we have defined leadership as a set of observable behaviors that leaders exercise to achieve alignment towards our vision 2030, to better execute our strategy and for the Group to continuously renew itself in order to “Perform and Transform”. To reach our vision and deliver on our strong commitments, we need to pair “the will” with “the skill”. That is why our leadership principles are behavioral based. The principles Lead with Passion, Perform with Purpose and Transform with Vision are our values in action, and they will strengthen our culture.

In your role as Line Manager, we expect you to develop your area of responsibility by having the ability to define the right priorities based on a customer centric mindset. We encourage the ability to drive business forward and act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into value (financial, cultural, or social) for others. We create an environment where of continuously improvements and learning maximize the outcome of our work.

To achieve our goals, we collaborate within and across teams. We create a sense of unity and trust by nurturing open dialogues and collective work. We build a work environment where diversity in expertise, opinion and culture is valued.

Are you curious and have some questions? Call us!
Contacts:

Mattias Oldenburg, SVP Head of Architecture, Digital & IT, +46 739025894

The desired location for the position is Gothenburg, Sweden. Other main Group IT locations could be considered.

Union representatives for Swedish applicants:

Akademikerna – Therese Koggdal, +46 470 387855
Unionen – Johan Svedberg, +46 31 3222712
Ledarna – Ulrika Holmberg, +46 31 3225071

We are happy to get your application. Last day for hearing from you is January 31, 2022.

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a 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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