Group Manager, Front & Rear Suspensions

Are you interested in developing new technologies for advanced transport solutions? Does the opportunity to work in a global organization on an exciting journey towards a sustainable future excite you? Do you thrive on the prospect of leading and mentoring a team of highly skilled, passionate engineers?

If so, here is a great opportunity coming your way!

Volvo Group North America is seeking a Group Manager to lead the Front & Rear Suspensions team in Greensboro, NC.

Who We Are

Our team, Chassis & Vehicle Dynamics Engineering, develops and maintains components, systems, and complete chassis solutions for diesel, electric and autonomous vehicles for Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the North American market.

We take full ownership of the product and are accountable for everything we engineer from strategies to maintenance. We have high expectations to drive innovation and we put the customer at the center of everything we do. We have a culture of passion and trust, where we work together and support each other in our daily tasks. We drive our deliveries through close cooperation with our global technology streams, utilizing the Volvo Group’s global Common Architecture and Shared Technology system to enable the development of new offerings, products, and services, to meet our customers’ expectations.

What You Will be Doing

As Group Manager, you will lead a team of highly skilled and passionate engineers responsible for the development and installation of a wide array of components and systems in our vehicles. You will take full product ownership and lead the product development activities, from strategies to maintenance, for the front & rear suspensions, mechanical and air, proprietary and vendor, as well as the installation of the auxiliary axles.

As Engineering Group Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Leading, coaching, and developing a team of highly skilled Engineers
  • Directing work in your team, providing direction, and removing obstacles to get work done
  • Supporting your team in technical discussions to make the right technical choices
  • Taking the product ownership for components and systems in your scope and leading the execution of roadmaps
  • Managing budget and resources, developing competence, and recruiting new talents to meet current and future needs
  • Leading continuous improvement activities (process, tools, methods) and fostering innovation
  • Managing interfaces towards other functions to support project deliveries and make daily operation more efficient
  • Delivering project activities on time and according to budget.

In this position, you will report to the Section Manager for Vehicle Dynamics Engineering in Greensboro and take an active part in the leadership team to contribute to the overall development of the department.

What We Are Looking For

You are an experienced leader, having a ”can-do” attitude, who takes initiative and have a desire for improvement. You actively encourage strong communication amongst your team and have a passion for developing people as well as technology. You are looking for a new challenge that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronic engineering, or related field. Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • 8-12+ years of experience in Product Development within the automotive industry
  • Leadership experience as a manager with direct reports is preferred.
  • Experience in Project management of large projects, specifically in an agile environment, is an advantage
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of the market and applications
  • Ability to build effective teams, maximizing each person’s contribution to achieve common goals
  • Effective communicator, able to provide a clear message and use compelling arguments to gain commitment
  • Can do-attitude and being resilient. Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Ability to drive cross functional and global network and overcome roadblocks
  • Accountable, well organized, analytical, business-focused, and holistic mind-set

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid caregiver and parental leave policies
  • Family building benefits, including fertility support and adoption assistance
  • Competitive matching retirement savings plans
  • A working environment where your safety, health and wellbeing come first
  • Programs that make today’s challenging reality of combining work and personal life easier

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.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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