Leader for Industrial IT Automation - Volvo Group Digital & IT

Group Digital & IT - Infrastructure and Onsite Services
Infrastructure & Onsite Services (IOS) ensures that best in class infrastructure services are developed, supported and operated. The Function also offers best in class onsite services for factories and warehouses. Furthermore, IOS secures the global provision and support of all needed infrastructure services for the Volvo Group, enabling the digital transformation journey we are undertaking.

Onsite Infrastructure Demand & Automation
Onsite Infrastructure Demand & Automation is a newly formed entity within IOS and is established to strengthen Onsite Team deliveries to our factories and warehouses. The focus is delivering global and fully automated solutions on manual tasks performed by the Onsite Support Teams and to free up time, so the teams are capable of taking on the constant flow of new support tasks from our Business Areas.

Leader of Industrial IT Automation
The Leader of Industrial IT Automation reports to the Head of Onsite Infrastructure Demand & Automation. Industrial IT Automation is a newly formed unit and will be build, with the purpose of enabling more automated services from the Onsite Support Teams present in factories and warehouses. The unit has to be build up from scratch by the new leader.

The mission of Industrial IT Automation is to collect and manage automatisation requests from Business Infrastructure Managers and Onsite Support teams in our factories and warehouses. Responsibility is also to to ensure correct prioritization of these requests, development and following implementation of the automated solutions. The aim is to deliver global solutions to all factories and warehouses, enabling the Onsite Teams to free up time, to take on other supporttasks from the business areas, but also ensuring faster deliveries and in higher quality, since automation ensures we are delivering the same result every time.

By that, we contribute to Volvo Groups digital transformation and competitiveness by delivering standardized solutions and fit for purpose services, maintaining a balance between time to market, cost and quality.

Wanted profile
For this position, we are looking for a person with strong and inspiring leadership skills. You have proven experience as a leader, good understanding, knowledge and preferable competency of the infrastructure and application landscape in Volvo or from similar large companies. Previous and proven experience in automation is considered an advantage.

We use the ITIL framework as a common vocabulary, driving functional governance across the organization. You are either certified or familiar with working with the ITIL framework. You have a personal drive in leading teams and colleagues both in your line and functionally outside of your own line. You are motivated for challenging activities in this area. You are able to set direction and objectives for your unit, and understand how these contribute to the Volvo Group vision and strategy.

You share core values according to the Volvo Way. You have the ability to manage diversity, work in cross functional teams and build trust in the organization. You actively collaborate with various stakeholders and navigate with ease in a multi-cultural environment. You are comfortable with driving change and also have courage to make decisions. You also need to have a structured approach towards tackling challenges and handling various issues.

You will get the opportunity to set your own team, building it from scratch. You will be gradually be taking us into the next maturity level of automated deliveries. You have a key role in managing and optimizing the service developments and deliveries to Onsite Infrastructure Teams.

The scope of Industrial IT Automation includes:
  • Managing stakeholders in IT and Business
  • Gathering - and prioritization of automation candidates
  • Development of automated solutions
  • Ensuring solutions can be used globally in factories and warehouses
  • Ensuring proper documentation to avoid technical debt
  • Implement and make solutions operational
  • Reporting on benefits such as saved hours, saved cost etc.

Required competencies and experience:
  • Service oriented mindset and business mindset
  • Experience of governance of a development portfolio
  • Previous experience in automation
  • Proven experience in leading, developing and coaching people
  • Experience from leadership in a global context
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Experience of IT Outsourcing / managed services

Required leadership skills:
  • Ability to drive for results
  • Excellent prioritization skills and ability to eliminate roadblocks
  • Strong customer focus
  • Making complex decisions
  • Getting work done through others
  • Managing work processes
  • Inspiring others

We can offer
You get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, global environment which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. You will work in close collaboration with various stakeholders inside as well as outside the Volvo Group.

At Volvo Group we are actively working to establish teams that will take maximum advantage of the strengths inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender, nationality, etc.

Location: Taastrup, Lyon or Gothenburg
Travel required: Occasional

Union representatives for Swedish applicants:
Akademikerna – Therese Koggdal, +46 470 387855
Unionen – Johan Svedberg, +46 31 3222712
Ledarna – Ulrika Holmberg, +46 31 3225071

Application screening will start immediately, we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:

Head of Onsite Infrastructure Demand & Automation, Carsten Christensen, carsten.christensen@volvo.com
HR Business Partner Assigned, Maria Börjesson.

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.

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