HR Director Umeå Plant

HR Director, Umeå plant Operations, GTO Europe & Brazil Manufacturing (E&BM)
Group Trucks Operations is the entity within the Volvo Group responsible for Global Truck manufacturing, including Cab & Vehicle Assembly, Engine Production, Logistics Services, Parts Distribution and Remanufacturing.
Group Trucks Operations manufacture state-of-the-art products for the world class brands of the Volvo Group. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity to an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, where continuous improvement and productivity improvement is driven through Volvo Production System. Our leadership is based on energy, passion and respect for the individual.
Together, Group Trucks Operations organize almost 35,000 employees at 70 larger or smaller units on 6 continents.
GTO E&BM is responsible for manufacturing and assembly of cabs, complete trucks and knock-down (KD) kits for the Volvo and Renault in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our task is to supply the markets with the right number of trucks in a quality-assured process, at the right time and at the lowest possible cost. GTO E&BM has production at 7 plants. The plants are located in Göteborg and Umeå in Sweden, Ghent in Belgium, Bourg and Blainville in France, Curitiba in Brazil and Kaluga in Russia.

Now we are looking for a HR Director and…

….do you want to contribute to that Volvo in Umeå is becoming the best Cab production plant in the world? Do you have a broad foundation in HR, high level of service and a strong focus on value-creating HR? Then you might be our new colleague! We offer an employment with a great responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to a workplace where a good foundation regarding work processes already is established.
The HR team at Volvo Umeå consists of different functions such as, HR Business Partners, Competence Management, Health and Safety. We are proud to provide support to management and supervisors in personnel matters at individual, group and organizational level. Our efforts is to ensure an efficient and value-adding delivery of HR to the organization.
The Human Resources Director at Umeå plant is a wide and varied role also covering the responsibility of Health and Safety. As HR Director you will get the opportunity to work both operational and strategic within Volvo Umeå. As an HR Director your main duties will be to work with strategic development and operational work within the services of the HR function. You will be a part of the management team in Umeå and report directly to the plant manager. The role also includes:
  • Being responsible to drive, implement and secure the HR strategies, processes and KPIs
  • Driving change management by using our Volvo Production System (VPS)
  • Taking an active role and responsibility in Umeå management team and GTO E&BM HR team
  • Labour Relations
  • Coaching & mentoring management in HR related issues
  • Support to improve the important engagement and participation from all employees in order to define and implement needed improvements
  • Communicate HR strategic information to the organization and secure an honest cross-functional dialogue
  • Lead Health & Safety development in the plant
You hold a Master or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources & Administration, Business Administration, Psychology, or other equivalent area along with several years of experience from a qualified HR's role in an organization with well-developed HR processes, ideally from an international industrial company. Your experience includes labor issues, negotiations, organizational changes etc. You have several years of prior management experience and a good understanding of the business context and challenges as well as extensive knowledge and understanding of Applied HR. You are a team player used to build and maintain professional networks across different business functions. Fluency in English and Swedish is a must, written and spoken alike.
Your personal attributes are vital for success. You are a self-starter with good analytical skills. You are persistent, have good prioritization skills and enjoy problem and conflict resolution even when the pace is high. With a sense of service and cooperation, you are a person who easily develops good relationships with your surroundings. You are structured and analytical and have the ability to think strategically and execute tactically.
At Volvo, we value diversity and equality, according to the belief that this will lead to development.
For further information please contact:
Patrik Nyström, VP Umeå Operations: +46 728627484
Johan Andersson, VP HR Europe & Brazil Manufacturing: +46 31 3225244

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 and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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