Vice President Engineering, Plasman Europe, Gothenburg

Vice President Engineering, Plasman Europe, Gothenburg

You will report to the CEO & President Plasman Europe and be an active member of the Executive Management team, with the mandate to shape and execute business plans and budgets. Your own team will be three qualified colleagues, located in Gothenburg: Advanced Engineering Manager, Product Development Manager and R&D Director. Effort and resources are being invested to develop the departments with high competence and expertise. An important focus will be to strengthen relations with customers to secure high satisfaction all the way from demands leading to innovation. Volvo Cars, Scania, Volvo Trucks and Aston Martin are all well-established customers and BMW as a new challenging customer with new products launching in 2022. You will be based at the Gothenburg office, together with the others in the European Executive Management Team.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
  • Leading the team through management and mentorship
  • Propose, initiate and follow up R&D projects and present to the Plasman Europe Steering Committee
  • Secure lean and effective engineering development
  • Contributing to recruitment activities and resource planning
  • Actively promote new technologies to customers in order to increase sales opportunities
  • Secure the center of excellence within Plasman Europe for New Technologies within Plastic Materials, Injection Moulding, Surface Finishing and Bonding/Assembly
  • Actively work towards the Sustainability goals
  • Participate in Global Cross functional work and development with Plasman North America
Qualifications & Experience competence
  • Relevant theoretical education - MSc or similar
  • Solid knowledge and international experience of OEM/Tier structures in the Automotive industry
  • Several years of professional experience in the Plastics area, preferably from an OEM or Tier 1
  • Experience and knowledge of Project Development work in the Automotive area
  • Strong organizational leadership skills, with experience in leading larger engineering department in a challenging environment
  • Knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management
  • Solid leadership track record along with a proven history of identifying and implementing process improvements
Personality, leadership style

We are looking for an experienced, down to earth leader who is ready to make a move, bringing influences and knowledge from the industry and getting impact in a new environment in return. You have great communication skills and ability to lead and inspire others as well as building positive relationships with different functions and stakeholders in all levels. In addition, you show analytical skills, strategic thinking capabilities while keeping attention to details. We look for a sense of ownership, an entrepreneurial mindset and independent working behavior with a structured problem-solving capability.

Plasman cooperates with Maquire in this recruitment and we welcome your application at , until the 19th of April. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Åkesson, +46 763 38 87 96 or

About Plasman
Plasman is a global automotive solutions company focused on sustainable and innovative products. There are over 4500 team members working together at Plasman across 24 locations and across 9 countries as One Company and One Driving Force. Together we believe that what separates the impossible from the possible is perspective and that more important than where you're going, is who you get there with.
Plasman Europe has a turnover of close to 2.5 BSEK, approximately 1200 employees and is managed from our European headquarter in Gothenburg. With four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, we deliver cost-efficiency and advanced plastic solutions from design to finish. Plasman Europe is a division of Plasman Group. See
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Område Göteborgs stad
Yrkesroll Organisation & ledning, Chefsbefattningar
Typ av anställning Heltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Rekrytering hanteras av Maquire Sverige AB
Sista ansökningsdag 19 apr 2021 (2 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

At Plasman, you will work with the world's best and brightest to shape the future of a company focused on sustainable and innovative products. Are you ready to join a global leader in the automotive components industry? Plasman Europe is now seeking a VP Engineering willing to take the full lead in this fast-paced organisation. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to have a position with influence and responsibility in the European HQ.