Group Manager Vehicle Certification GOT

Position Description

Sustainable transports, a futuristic scenario? It is already happening! Our mission is to make transport industry sustainable and safe – Do you want to help us drive the topic from a certification perspective? Perhaps you even share our passion for heavy trucks? Then this might be the job you are looking for!
With new legislations, tougher compliance and market surveillance demands and high expectations from society, authorities, and customers, we are now strengthening our organization. With new technologies, a wide truck product range and solid expectations to deliver word-class products – we are looking for another star in the Certification & Compliance management team.

About Vehicle Certification & Compliance

Vehicle Certification & Compliance is part of Complete Vehicle (CV) Organization within Group Trucks Technology (GTT). At Complete Vehicle, we manage areas from product design & feature development, verification and validation, certification, aftermarket, and customer quality services.
The Vehicle Certification and Compliance section covers EU/UNECE regulations and over 50 requirement areas. Our engineers act as a bridge between design departments and technical authorities. Today’s Vehicle Certification & Compliance department consists of two groups, one in France (Lyon), and one in Sweden (Gothenburg). For the Swedish team, we also have engineers located in India. With this recruitment, we are now splitting the current team in Gothenburg into two groups, Vehicle Certification and Vehicle Compliance. Vehicle Certification & Compliance is a global network, and we are collaborating with certification departments also in US and Brazil.
The certification process spans across Volvo Group and gives great opportunities to meet and interact with colleagues world-wide. Our teams play an important role in securing that our products meet intended performance and feature readiness – contributing to the success and productivity for our customers!

Job Description

The Certification team in Gothenburg are responsible to deliver Type Approval certificates for our FH, FM, FMX products, as well as for the common platform systems. As group manager in this domain, you will be accountable for the team deliveries, and you will be responsible for continuous development of both the team and the individuals. You will get the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated professionals with high integrity and strong compliance mindset. In this position, you will maintain a network both inside volvo, and at the type-approval authorities.

Who are you?

To be successful as Group Manager in the Certification area we believe you have a genuine interest in trucks and truck technology. We also believe that you possess strong commitment and integrity enabling you to navigate efficiently, when balancing business needs and regulatory requirements. As a leader, we believe you are result oriented, and that you own excellent planning skills. We believe that you are courageous, able to negotiate and are excellent in communication, and that you can manage a wide range stakeholder effectively.

What we can offer

We offer a position within an innovative and inspiring environment, in a diverse team with highly skilled engineers. In this position, you and your team will play a key role contributing to successful sales start of our products. Our domain is dynamic and challenging, and with the intensified sustainability-, and safety requirements from governments, authorities, and ourselves – you will get a chance to be in the center of where “it happens”.
We are actively prioritizing a high level of diversity in our workforce, and we see this as a competitive advantage. We believe that it is the individuals in the team and our ability to cooperate that makes all the difference.

Are our interests matching? We believe you have the following knowledge/experience:
  • A Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of experience from automotive business
  • At least 3 years of experience in product compliance, certification, regulations or legal domains
  • Documented line management or equivalent leadership experience
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead & drive complex work tasks and to show measurable results
  • Continuous Improvement mindset, with ability to drive and implement change
If you think you are the right candidate for this position, then please do not hesitate to send us your application!

For further information contact:
Tobias Vikström, Director, Vehicle Certification & Compliance, +46 73 902 99 70

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. 

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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