Volvo Group Industrial Project Manager in Dublin, Virginia


To manage and industrialize product projects with responsibility of all functions in GTO's, in terms of objectives, cost and time plan. Projects should be run according to the DVP-process and using the governance set-up by GTO QEKD function.

To represent GTO in the cross functional product project team led by the CPM and actively cooperates with all others lines involved.

PM Activities

  • The role is managing start cost projects with big impact on the business success and/or big complexity in global or strategic importance

  • The role is managing start cost projects or big intro-blocks that is impacting the business success and can involve global scope


  • In GTO, manage product and Industrial projects activities and secure the QDCF deliveries.


  • High influence in all GTO functions involved in product projects, both for the development of the product but also its industrialization. This is valid for the day to day activities and direct contacts but also through the GTO decision meetings related to product projects

  • Interactions outside GTO with all functions involved in product project in order to proactively ensure GTO interest keeping in mind the best interest for the Volvo group

Key responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Through leadership skills, to provide motivation and direction to the manufacturing teams involved in the project

  • To define key activities together with the teams and to make sure they are delivered in agreed timeframes. Focus is of course on manufacturing “unique” deliveries (e.g. assembly equipment) but also on cross-functional or cross-lines activities

  • In a complex organization with up to hundreds of people involved, to monitor deliveries and support the teams to unlock issues as early as possible

  • As a key interface with GTT and GTS to make sure common activities are structured and that manufacturing deliveries are consistent with others

Main activities

  • Secure Manufacturing commitments taken on Quality, Deliveries, Costs and features (requirements)

  • Secure Manufacturing deliveries in the Project: production equipment, project builds, Inbound Logistics, manufacturing related activities in Supply Chain, Workforces Trainings, etc

  • Secure Start Costs (CAPEX and Industrial RnD) are kept in the agreed frames

  • Secure GTO resources

  • Define main milestones and deliveries up to the end of the project and secure they are executed in line with project main time plan

  • Secure Manufacturing capacity for SP-start (volumes and quality), including potential extra activities (e.g campaigns)

  • Define and lead specific activities that are common to different assembly sites or manufacturing organizations and secure relevant deliveries

  • Interact on a daily base with other line organizations involved in the project

  • Take active part of decision making in the Project Management Team

  • Secure information flow, team spirit and common understanding of strategies in the manufacturing teams involving up to hundreds of people

  • Lead cross-functionally a core team of approx. 5 to 15 people in charge of main manufacturing deliveries

  • Report project status, request for support and make recommendations to the members of GTO decision meetings

Key targets and results

Fulfillment of financial and operational KPI’s such as:

  • Conversion and logistic costs

  • CAPEX and Industrial RnD

  • Production Quality

  • Capacity and tact time in all impacted processes

  • On-time-delivery

  • Project Time to Market

  • Ergonomics in plants

Essential educational and/or training qualifications and certificates

  • University degree / MSc

  • Formal training in leadership, communication

  • Volvo Project management trainings according to the PM pipeline definition

  • PM certification appreciated, senior Project manager level mandatory

Scope and influence

  • Minimum 5 years documented project management experience

  • 10 years minimum automotive production management experience with heavy emphasis on body-in-white production

  • Talent for cultural integration and inspiring leadership

  • Strong abilities in priority setting

  • High organizational ability and strong ability for negotiating

  • Anticipation and Proactivity

Necessary technical/functional/language skills

  • Technical background both about the product and the manufacturing process

  • Needs to have a good understanding of the Volvo Group Businesses

  • As all documentation is in English, proficiency in the English language is required

About us

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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