Senior Innovation Manager - Volvo Group - Chefsjobb i Göteborg
Senior Innovation Manager
Volvo Group / Chefsjobb / Göteborg
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At Innovation Lab we do things differently than traditional corporate functions; we work with agile methods in diverse and focused concept and venture teams together with customers, partners, start-ups and members from various part of the Volvo Group. We constantly strive to generate untold value for our customers and finding the next offering for Volvo Group by combining insights across industry sectors, digital trends and data from our connected fleets of vehicles and machines.

Are you passionate about pioneering new services and solutions utilizing digital technologies, data driven insights and working in diverse teams? Do you want to reach your goals together with other people? Then Innovation Lab at Volvo Group Connected solutions is the place for you to prosper.
As senior innovation manager you will initiate and lead innovation in new services and solutions from idea generation to new ventures. Main responsibility is to identify opportunities for service innovation enabled by digital technologies that can improve our customers' performance and create new business opportunities for the Volvo Group. You will play a key role for developing new transport solutions through executions of Proof of Concepts, customer pilots with partners, Advance engineering projects or leading new ventures. The role requires an agile, networked way of working as well as an open mindset and passion to deliver value for our customers.
The position reports to the Director Business Innovation & foresight and are part to the Volvo Group Connected Solutions Innovation Lab.

Key Responsibilities
As Senior Innovation manager, your key responsibilities are:
* Actively seek new opportunities for Volvo Group and its customers by identifying, scoping and driving new innovation projects from idea generation to new ventures
* Generate new ideas and concept through facilitating workshops together with internal and external stakeholders
* Keep track on trends, start-ups and competitor movements within the connected and digital domain related to Volvo Group business e.g. Logistics, Construction, Mining, Public transport and Fleet management
* Lead or participate in advanced engineering project aiming to explore and conceptualize future offerings and solutions within the transport and infrastructure domain
* Collaborate with functions within Volvo Group, commercial and engineering teams, to enable successful execution of new digital services and solutions
* Collaborate with external partners, both large multinationals as well as start-up 's with the purpose to explore new opportunities and build valuable partnerships
* Capture knowledge from research and concepts trials and diffuse to other units within Volvo Group

Location & Timeline
The position is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Frequent travel is expected. The final date of sending your application is February 12.

For more information please contact Tommy Hansson Strand, VP Innovation Lab +46 765-533637 or Lina Gerlam, HR Business Partner, +46 31 322 82 01

Competence Profile & Qualifications
To qualify for this role, you should have experience from:
* Proven experience and understanding of methods such as business model design, Design thinking Lean start-up etc.
* Experience from domain related to Volvo Group business areas e.g. Logistics, Construction, Mining, Public transport and Fleet management combined with digital experience
* Gets energy from both strategizing as well as hands on prototype building and testing with customers
* Ability to proactively identify, package and communicate new business opportunities using a data driven approach
* Experience of leading cross functional teams in different phases from, idea development to commercialization, with an agile and Lean start-up approach
* Experienced in working with external partners including, large strategic partners and small start-up 's, on a global arena to create new business offerings
* Entrepreneurial mindset and drive
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* Successful in building excellent working relationships across domains
* Excellent professional skills and ability to work in a fast paced, multicultural and diverse environment
* We expected a minimum of 7+ years experience in similar roles
* Humor because, in the end, working here should be fun

We believe the successful candidate has operational experience from working with software-based business innovation in a global business environment within the area of transport solutions area. Ability to think new, personal credibility, integrity and creativity are crucial personal characteristics. You are a social person with strong relationship capabilities and enjoy working with others in flexible team constellations. You have a passion for business, technology and an interest in people. You are a team player and comfortable with high level of uncertainty.

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.

Connected Solutions is a global unit in the Volvo Group that lead the development of the Volvo Group's connected solutions and supporting capabilities to further strengthen the Volvo Group position and competitiveness in the area. Part of Connected Solutions is Volvo Group Venture Capital with a focus on creating new business opportunities for the Volvo Group through partnerships.


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Sista dag att ansöka är 2018-02-12

Volvo Group

Volvo Group
40508 Göteborg



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