Principal Global Workforce Capacity Planning

Join us on our transformation journey to the digital future

At Volvo Group 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 Volvo Group 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 colleagues within HR & OD

Human Resources and Organizational Development, HR & OD will play a vital role to guide and support Group Digital & IT through the digital transformation, as one of the biggest challenges in this journey is the transformation of our workforce competence, skills and capacity. It will require agile and efficient workforce analytics to develop a workforce strategy that capitalizes on our internal strengths and abilities, while at the same time fully leverages on global market opportunities.

The Strategic Workforce & Capacity Planning function is now searching for a
Principal Global Workforce Capacity Planning

In this role you will report to the Head of Strategic Workforce & Capacity Planning. This function covers the full circle from Workforce Strategy to Capacity Planning and Workforce Analytics. We are a small team with a reputation of being in the forefront in Volvo Group in putting workforce analytics in the context of the stakeholder to enable fact-based decision making. We now need to strengthen the team to reach the next level in our ambitions to support this digital transformation.

This is how you could make an impact

As Principal Global Workforce Capacity Planning you will be responsible for the process that constitutes as a hub for most workforce related activities. Successfully implemented, the capacity plan provides focus and tangible content for:
  • Delivery Functions to structure their Workforce Transformation in line with the ambitions and goals of the digital transformation and supporting workforce strategy
  • Country Leads to support our workforce growth & branding in the respective countries
  • Learning Strategies to tailor make offerings based on future demand
  • Comp & Ben to remove hurdles and secure attractive offerings for competence & capacity needs with tough market competition
  • Finance to anticipate workforce growth and progress
You will also play an active, if not leading role in coordinating the HR & OD Calendar. By coordinating the agenda with representatives in all Functions, you make sure that initiatives driven by HR&OD are well received, understood and prioritized by the Group Digital & IT community. In short, by this coordination you support “gluing” the organization together from a Country and Function dimension, leveraging fully on the support from HR Capabilities.

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, you need the ability to create engagement around shared visions and goals.

As a Principal Global Workforce Capacity Planning, you will be exposed to senior management and can rely on several years of experience in senior stakeholder management. You also have experience:
  • in planning processes at large scale, not necessarily within workforce planning.
  • from leading roles, such as Project or Line Management, and are used to drive initiatives with a cross-functional teams
You are a visionary that doesn't hesitate to break old patterns and see opportunities. Furthermore, you have the proven ability to sell and transform those ideas via a structured and tangible action plan into reality.

You have a problem-solving mindset and the courage to take well evaluated risks. You have the courage to challenge stakeholders when necessary.

Finally, it's important for you to have fun at work!

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 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. 

To achieve our goals, we collaborate within and across teams. We empower others to grow and 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.

The location for the position is flexible but limited to our sites in: Eskilstuna, Sweden - Gothenburg, Sweden & Wroclaw, Poland.

Are you curious and would like to know more? Call us!
Mikael Andersson, Head of Strategic Workforce & Capacity Planning, Group Digital & IT, +46 73 5585509
Staffan Palmer, Head of HR Sweden, Group Digital & IT, +46 73 5585417

We are happy to get your application. Last day for hearing from you is August 26th, application screening will be done continuously.

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. 

Group Digital & IT has the ambition to enable value creation at scale for the Volvo Group. Digital solutions are becoming more and more key in the industries, where we are operating. The solutions and emerging technologies, provided by Group Digital & IT, enable our customers and their customers to do more with less, better for others and best for the future.

We are 3,600 employees located in more than 30 countries, present at all major Volvo Group locations, and we are working in a completely global organization.

In Group Digital & IT we strive for something bigger, we are truly customer centric, and we collaborate with inclusion, together cross the Volvo Group. We learn to stay ahead, we are curious and eager to acquire new and deeper knowledge, both as individuals and as teams.