Production Director Body-in-White

Umeå Plant is one of the Volvo Groups largest plants. With over 1700 employees, we are one of Northern Sweden’s largest industries. We produce cabs to Volvo Trucks, with everything from stamping sheet metal to welding and painting complete cabs. Our facility is one of the world’s most modern with advanced technology and competent employees.
Times are changing, and fast! We are in the beginning of a transformation of our business where we move into new technologies, business models, products, processes and competencies. Do you want to be a part of our journey? As our current talent is leaving for a new position, this possibility opens up for you.
As our Production Director Body-in-White you will have a key role in the on-going transformation of the business. You will manage the Body-in-White organization against set safety, quality, delivery and financial targets. You will be responsible for creating and developing a flexible, high quality and cost efficient process. You will continue the implementation of Volvo Production System (VPS), which means to implement standardized ways of working, develop the organization and achieve contribution from all employees. This position is a very important role in the Umeå Organization. You will be a member of the Plant Management Team, reporting directly to the Vice President & General Manager. You will manage a team of managers which you will be responsible to lead and develop. In total your organization is around 500 employees.
Main activities and responsibilities for this role
  • Be the driving force to develop the body-in-white process and organization to become a benchmark within our industry
  • Continue to develop our body-in-white towards proactive way of working
  • Leading your team to support activities for optimization and stabilization of production facilities in the value flow, as well as all indirect material supply
  • Be able to lead strategic and organizational development for your function in collaboration with the production functions, as well as other support functions

Critical competencies and experience
We are looking for a goal-oriented leader with a strong drive to deliver and have the ability to continually develop and improve the organization and its employees. Excellent communication skills are essential to be able to build networks and create trusting relationships. You believe in building a knowledge based organization with a strong teamwork as a foundation.
You share our believes that the Volvo Production System as well as the Volvo leadership skills through our Volvo Values is the way forward for us to continue to success in this industry.
Demonstrating a high and solid level in competencies for the leading leader level, you will be an inspiring and inclusive leader as well as an active team member.
The ideal candidate for this positions has a long experience and knowledge of production and experience from management within operations. Further, you are able to demonstrate a clear vision, a global mind-set and successful people & culture oriented leadership. At Volvo we are actively working to establish teams which will take maximum advantage of the strength inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender and nationality.
Apply today! We are reviewing applications continuously.
For more information, please contact:
Patrik Nyström, VP Umeå Plant, 0728627484
Johan Haag, Director HR, 0765538040

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. 

A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!

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