Chief Project Manager – Senior Project Manager

PositionChief Project Manager – Senior Project Manager
Project Office, UD Trucks Technology
CountryJapan
EntityUD Trucks
Position DescriptionWithin UD Trucks Technology, the Project Office has the responsibility lead and manage all the project activities to deliver the project portfolio for UD Trucks.
As a key member of the Project Office, the CPM is responsible to lead a cross functional project team to deliver the assigned projects according to QDCCF targets and agreed processes.
The key focus of the position will be to secure that the project activities are executed in an efficient and timely manner, meeting the demands for the UD Trucks business while following proven project management principals and adhering to the Volvo Groups and UD Trucks project development processes.
Key Responsibilities & Deliveries
  • As chief project manager, secure a complete business focus and mindset is maintained in all the project activities to deliver the project in an efficient and predictable manner
  • Fully responsible and accountable for the overall delivery of the decided scope of assigned projects.
  • Establish and maintain overall project organisation to deliver the results in an efficient, flexible and pragmatic manner
  • Drive the project according to basics of the DVP processes but adapted to the needs of the UD Trucks organisation
  • Creating, maintaining and aligning project Main Time Plan with time plan for all sub projects.
  • Managing the project cost - establish, forecast, follow-up, analysis of deviations, challenge, define priorities.
  • Regular reporting to the decided governance bodies to update project status, request support, open gates and request funding
  • Pro-actively identify and create action plans, communicate impact and alternatives to reduce risk throughout the project with specific focus on securing product quality is not impacted.
  • Continuously challenge and strive to improve efficiency and lead time in the delivery of project activities to secure the best outcome for UD Trucks.
  • Participate and where assigned, lead the pre-study activities for preparation of new projects initiatives for Initiation Decisions.
Reporting
  • The position reports organizationally to the Director of Project Office Ageo and to the respective Steering Committee and Decision bodies for project deliveries and decisions.
  • The position is located in Project Office UDTT Ageo and subject to local employment conditions.

Key Competencies
  • At least 5 – 10 years’ experience within Volvo Group/UD Trucks with a strong background in Project Management
  • Project Management experience in projects with the following metrics
    • Project Cost >10 - 200 MSEK
    • Organisation impact 20 - 80+ persons
    • Medium Complexity with >50 - 200 New Parts
    • Project with low to medium risk
  • Proven cross functional leadership skills in project organizations
  • Customer, Quality and business oriented mindset
  • Good communications, networking skills and negotiation skills
  • Structured, Open minded and “make it happen” mind set
  • An overall understanding of the business and key drivers for project cost to challenge and secure the most efficient project execution
  • Team player with high energy level
  • Good personal organizational and planning skills
  • Fluent in English both oral and written is essential
  • Competency in Japanese is beneficial but not mandatory
  • Management experience as group leader is beneficial
Qualifications/Training
  • University degree in Engineering or Science and/or Master Degree, or equivalent level.
  • Completion of key VGU courses for project management is preferred together with working knowledge of Global Development Processes (DVP
  • PMI Certification is preferred but not mandatory

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, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
UD Trucks and JVs is an international commercial vehicle solutions provider based and headquartered in Japan. UD Trucks and JVs develop, produce and sell a wide range of heavy, medium and light-duty vehicles, supporting smart logistics solutions across 60 countries. Our trucks go the extra distance, giving our customers extra fuel mileage and uptime.
Our 8,000 smart, modern and diversified colleagues work with passion, trust and change to stay ahead for performance. We will always go the extra mile for our customers and business partners.

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