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Department Project Leader - Seats Inhouse development i Göteborg

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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Enable change – Change the world

We're always searching for inspirational managers who excel at enabling and bringing out the best in others. Are you the type of person who takes a step forward when the opportunity arises? Can you inspire and guide a team to success? The world of mobility is undergoing a significant transformation. If you want to play a vital part, here's your chance.


About ‘us’ at Seats department

Our purpose at Seat’s department is to provide Volvo Cars customer a unique luxurious, comfortable, and safe premium experience. We are responsible for development, launch and maintenance of seats for all our cars. Our diverse department consists of approximately 100 persons with different competences and backgrounds located in Gothenburg and Shanghai. We work in close collaboration with our suppliers, other internal departments, and stakeholders to deliver quality assured seats at the right time and at right costs to vehicle programs.

We at seats are continuously working towards defining what products we develop for future mobility. But most importantly, we are on a journey to redefine ‘how’ we develop our seats and take control of our products. And we now invite you to be part of this exciting journey.


How will you contribute:

The Department Project Leader will be the responsible and key person for managing program execution in all phases from engineering to launch. This requires a project leader to report to seat department management team to ensure strategy and execution alignment but also lead a cross-functional team and manage the communication flows with stakeholders and attributes.

Plan, organize, and orchestrate all activities in regards of the business strategy.

Drive all activities relate to build up an efficient workflow including validation plan and readiness criteria with R&D, manufacturing engineering, procurement, pilot plant, manufacturing plant, test departments, development suppliers, supply chains, quality etc. 

Participate in and lead various “cross functional” project and readiness forums.  Provide clear updates on project status, summary, and recovery plans as necessary at both working and executive level.

Manage time and cost related to project.


Your Qualifications:

  • Technical education, minimum a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar
  • 10+ years of automotive interior experience out of which 5+ years in program management of seats (preferable on the supplier side)
  • Leadership and project management experience
  • Understanding of how the manufacturing validation process runs in relation to complex new products (methodology, validation plans, associated KPIs)
  • Great understanding of design for manufacture, process design, process validation, and assembly methods


What you will bring

Are you that kind of person who motives and develop when you get to manage complex situations that challenge your strategic mindset?

If you feel that we are talking to you, we can give you the possibility to get the ownership to support and empower our team in a multi-cultural environment within cross-functional teams

to reach our company’s mission. You are that kind of person who prefer to keep it clear and structured directions to make it easy for everyone to follow and rely on. You make sure to communicate and interact with all levels within our organization. 

You keep a flexible approach but clear mindset to reach the goal together with the team!


Want to know more? We hope so
For questions regarding the position please contact Engineering Manager Cecilia Ström,

For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Senior recruiter, Kristin Lövgren at

You are welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter no later than 2023-08-31. Please note that applications via email will not be approved.

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