Communications Manager - Volvo Autonomous Solutions

Imagine yourself working with a new challenge. Do you focus on the details or do you prefer to take a holistic and long-term view? Do you take a theoretical perspective or an operational one? Or are you one of those who can’t choose between these approaches? Are you someone who is rather combining your curiosity, your analytical side, and your sense of details in finding the best solution in every challenge? What might seem like an impossible combination for some is the fuel that drives you. Nothing is far reach to you. You dare to guide us through the ongoing transformation with excitement and inspiration, through your great communication ability. If you recognize yourself in this context, you might just be exactly who we are looking for.

Ready to shape tomorrow’s society together with us?
Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) is a new entity within the Volvo Group with the mission to offer transport and material handling solutions never seen before. Together we will work on autonomous solutions that will challenge conventions and take us to the future. With entirely new business models and advanced technology we will meet and exceed expectations from customers and contributing to a society that we want to live in. There’s about 200 of us and together we form a team that is stronger than the sum of its parts and is ready to tackle the big challenges we have ahead of us.

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This is how you can make an impact
As Communications Manager you are responsible to drive and support the business of V.A.S. through innovative and efficient external and internal communication. You will be instrumental in positioning V.A.S. and by that also Volvo Group, as an innovative, technology driven and customer solution orientated enterprise. Through close cooperation with our technology and commercial functions, you will participate in the design and promotion of our solutions portfolio offer and support the portfolio through an integrated end to end communication process. We are on a mission to change an industry – that also requires a disruptive approach in terms of how we communicate.

Examples of your responsibilities and tasks:
  • Being a new and growing business, employee communication plays a vital role for V.A.S. Establishing clarity for all colleagues on priorities, objectives and the way of working needs to be in focus for you in this role. Connecting colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experience, operating from different locations, is vital. At V.A.S we aim for a close and high performing team, with a clear drive to accomplish and to deliver on our ambition. We need you to help us reach our aim.
  • Shaping messages to support the President and other key stakeholders when representing V.A.S externally as well as develop and execute internal communication. This to build awareness and engagement of V.A.S plans and activities amongst employees, customers, potential partners, stakeholders, external talents and other Volvo Group colleagues.
  • As V.A.S is a new venture, we are entering new territory for the Volvo Group. The combination of strong tech expertise and customer solution focus will create new business models, e.g. transport as a service. This in consequence requires a new and innovative approach for the communications function at V.A.S. Good business acumen and openness towards disruptive technologies are key elements for the position.
In this you own and drive the V.A.S. communications: planning, executing and follow-up. Your KPI's are a clear awareness of V.A.S. in our industry space, and that internal communication results in increased engagement from our people.

In this position you directly report to a member of Volvo Autonomous Solutions Executive Management team.

Who are you?
Our new Communications Manager is, above all, an effective business professional who embraces all aspects of communication. We believe it is important that you can lead in change, inspire others on the journey and have great communication skills. You are comfortable working with people at all levels and have a sound understanding of the business - always assuring that you understand the need, preferences and environment of the people your collaborative with. We believe it is important that you are persistent with a structured approach to secure implementation and long-term results whilst being curious and courageous to think outside the box and encourage new ways of working and improvements.

As the V.A.S business model is built on collaborations and partnerships, it is important to manage the communication aspects of our partnership model. And, as we are a start-up, it is important for all of us to take on different responsibilities and to help each other out; it's something completely new and a high performing team we are building. We therefore believe it is of high importance that you share our collaborative way of working and enjoy working on both strategic and operational level in your work.

Other important criteria for the position:
Most important of all is that you embrace this opportunity wholeheartedly. V.A.S. is a start-up within the Volvo Group, so we rely on you, our accountable colleague, who dare to challenge and inspire us and the external world with innovative and insightful communication.
  • Experience in the communications space and bring recognized industry expertise from the automotive and / or new technologies sector. Relevant knowledge about industrial verticals such as mining, construction, transportation, and logistics is a plus.
  • It is important to have worked on strategic and operational level and to bring the appetite to do both in this role.
  • Proven experience in relationship management and the ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • University degree with commercial or technical background.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, with the ability to communicate in a clear and inspiring way.
What it is like to work @ Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.)
We are unified by diversity, great ideas and inclusiveness. Our colleagues are the most important part of story. Everyone matters and plays critical role in our journey. We believe it is only together we can create great business, and it is only together we will make this world a better place.

If you have great capability to inspire, involve and engage others, then we are certain that you would be a great asset to our team. You can look forward to an inspiring journey together with enthusiastic and professional colleagues throughout the V.A.S and Volvo Group organizations.

Come and join us at Volvo Autonomous Solutions - we look forward to receiving your application!

For further information, please contact:
Marco Spiga, +46 739021832

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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. 
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Volvo Autonomous Solutions constitute a new business area as of January 1, 2020, entering new and exciting territories for Volvo Group. We accelerate the development, commercialization and sales of autonomous transport solutions, focusing on defined segments for the on- and off-road space. The combination of strong tech expertise and skilled customer solutions creates innovative transport offers never seen before. We are constantly pushing our own skills and ability to drive change in a traditional industry to meet a growing customer demand. We are now looking for innovative, committed individuals to join us in our endeavor to create customer solutions that enhance safety, flexibility and productivity.

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