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Shop Manager i Olofström

The best place to work in the Global Automotive Industry. Join us on this exciting journey into the future, we want to hear from you!

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Your Leadership will make a difference
At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who can bring out the best in people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s life less complicated, then we have the job for you.


What’s in it for you.
You will take a leading position in a company with extremely high ambitions and goals. We want to become a fully electric company with a minimal carbon footprint. Our vision is high, and we do not aim to only be a part of electrification – we want to lead electrification! 
To be able to reach our company goals and our mission we need to bring in the best leaders who challenges our ways of working, bringing out the best of the team and creates a sustainable and creative work environment.


What will you do? 
As a Shop Manager you will report directly to the Plant Manager, be a part of the plant management team, lead and coordinate the production within the shop with full ownership to develop people and processes and reach defined targets.
You are responsible for managing and executing all activities needed to secure world class operations in Volvo Cars Body Components. You are also responsible for developing, maintaining, and following up to improve the quality, as well as participating in strategic work to bring out new activities for the short- and long-term goals. You operate according to company compliance standards, terms, and instructions. 
In this role you will set the direction of the future vision and implement it together with your team. You will drive changes and improvements globally and be part of developing a business-oriented culture. 
The position is based in Olofström in Sweden and will require travel to our different production sites worldwide.


Do you fit the profile?
We are looking for a true leader with high ambitions and great interest in both developing people, production processes, and the Global Manufacturing Organization. 
We believe you possess strong leadership skills as well as an interest and ability to motivate, coach and develop people and teams. You empower and challenge your team and want to see people grow but also lead them and strive to reduce hurdles for them. 
To be successful you need to be a team-oriented person with good communication and cooperation, as well as pedagogical skills. 
The right candidate has a structured way of working and likes to plan in a strategic way with a holistic approach.

It is meritorious if you have the experience of leading other leaders. It is also meritorious if you have a global experience from leading in change and if you have knowledge and capability of lean tools and techniques.
You encourage new thinking in those around you and you build excitement to explore the possibilities of new ways of working. You know to translate the excitement into positive action through feedback and encouragement giving your team the latitude to get the work done.
We also believe that you possess an understanding of Manufacturing Systems (VCMS) and fluency in English, both written and spoken is required for the role. 


How to learn more and apply.
Does this sound like your next challenge? 
For questions about the position, please contact Plant Manager, Mikael Vessin at For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Heléne Stigsson at We want your application at the latest 1st of May 2022. 
Please note that applications via email will not be accepted. 


Who are we? 

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future. 



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