Design Director Volvo Trucks

Design Director Volvo Trucks, Product Design
Gothenburg/ Göteborg, Sweden

A world leading premium brand. A truly exciting moment in time to make a difference.
In an environment of change, with exiting new technologies and rapidly changing customer requirements, Product Design is looking for a dynamic and insightful Design Director Volvo Trucks. The Design Director is a key role in our capability to innovate and prioritize design solutions for the future competitiveness of Volvo Trucks products and services.
The Design Director is heading a team of diverse roles and professions in the Gothenburg and Greensboro design studios. The responsibility is to support the business with aesthetic and strategic leadership, to support the product development with professional and accurate design deliveries, and to support the brand with outstanding design quality and user friendly solutions – physical and digital. The responsibility stretches across numerous digital and physical customer touch points.
The Design Director Volvo Trucks is a member of the global Volvo Group Product Design management team, with the directors of brands and business areas, global and local management around the world. The Director is expected to take an active part in the global projects and strategies, in close collaboration with the other brands and business areas, and support the business priorities of the Volvo Group.
This requires a person with a passion for Design Thinking and a great capability to involve others – to engage, motivate and direct with clear vision and purpose. We offer an exciting, truly global context with challenging tasks, where you can make a difference.
Requirements
  • Master or Bachelor degree from relevant field of design, e.g. industrial design, product design, interaction design, service design, graphic design
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience from working with participatory industrial design and/or digital user experience design process
  • Leadership experience
  • Automotive, machinery or business to business industry experience
  • Service design experience, and experience from multi brand context, are merits
  • Fluent in English
Profile
  • Aesthetic skills, proven in portfolio
  • Creative, motivating and visionary leadership
  • High interest in design and technology trends
  • Communication skills
In this position you will report to the Vice President of Product Design, and be placed in Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden.
If you are ready for the next step in your development and recognize yourself in this description, do not hesitate; start writing your application right now!
If you have questions, please contact:
Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President Product Design, +46 76 5531251

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse 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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