Driver Development Manager


To Develop, Implement and Deliver global driver development programmes in line with the UD Trucks & JVs Commercial offer throughout the regions ensuring customers fully experience the features and benefits of our products.

Key Responsibilities

Develop driver development program

· Understand the market and customer needs to develop a multi-tiered driver development programme that will address the driver training needs of different customer groups.

· Develop driver-training packages (for the full range of products) which can be offered by the markets to customers to address their various driver-training needs in line with the UD Trucks & JV’s Commercial Offers.

· Create a driver development program that is industry leading, relevant and beneficial to our customers

· Engage will other driver development networks both within and outside Volvo Group to ensure UD Trucks & JV’s Sales Driver Development is best in class

· Develop new components that can be incorporated within driver training portfolio based on internal or external requirements likes videos

· Develop and implement suitable Driver Development Training packages for all new product introductions and feature updates

Develop and maintain a skilled driver training network

  • Map, coach & develop a training network within UD Trucks & JV’s regions promoting a teamwork culture.

  • Assist regions with recruitment of driver trainers.

  • Prepare and deliver a Driver Skill assessment and certification programme.

  • Maintain a high skill level through the network through regular trainings and updates.

Implement driver training as per training plan and market needs

  • Implement a driver development “train the trainer” program through a planned delivery schedule and with consistent content and delivery standard.

  • Monitor and guide driver trainers & SME’s in implementation of the driver development programs in their own regions / markets.

  • Provide specialist support to driver training programmes in markets for key customers.

  • Utilize telematics and other driver follow up tools for driver training and encourage their use.

  • Logistical support on Commercial TtT package

Provide support to other driver development / related activities

  • Support market companies / importers to lobby with government, industry groups and customers to engage in minimum level of driver standards or to establish driver training schools.

  • Be involved in new product launch / promotion events to present the driver comfort and benefits.

  • Support the Extra Mile Challenge event at Central level and also at market level.

  • Provide inputs from driving expertise point of view to various internal departments like product development, service sales and others.

  • Input driver demands into new product project as requested.

Competencies Requirements:

  • Integrity and ethics, in line with the Volvo Way

  • Strategic thinking with holistic view

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Extensive experience as a truck driver or equivalent

  • Passion for competence development and coaching

  • Good understanding of the business and environment with ability to convey the business needs into actions

  • Experience from working in and with management teams

  • Good at networking – internal and external

  • Team building and development

  • Performance management to the team members and the output of the team

  • Knowledge and experience in competence management

  • Fully proficient and confident in presentation skills

  • Result and action orientation to meet business target

  • Able to adapt quickly to different environments and audience

  • Excellent skills in English language, verbal and written

  • Fully proficient in MS Office applications
    *Flexible Work location in 4 areas

    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Japan

Om oss

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.
UD Trucks and JVs is an international commercial vehicle solutions provider based and headquartered in Japan. UD Trucks and JVs develop, produce and sell a wide range of heavy, medium and light-duty vehicles, supporting smart logistics solutions across 60 countries. Our trucks go the extra distance, giving our customers extra fuel mileage and uptime.
Our 8,000 smart, modern and diversified colleagues work with passion, trust and change to stay ahead for performance. We will always go the extra mile for our customers and business partners.

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