Vice President & Head of Data to Volvo Penta, Gothenburg

Vice President & Head of Data to Volvo Penta, Gothenburg

Volvo Penta aims to be the most far-sighted and customer-focused supplier of innovative sustainable power solutions. Always with a promise of a high standard of service, environmental protection, and quality. We are in our digital transformation journey, with a special focus on creating new value through the smart use of digital platforms, technologies, services, data insight and processes, while closely monitoring external opportunities and global trends.

Vice President & Head of Data is an incredibly exciting new role within Volvo Penta to support our digital transformation by helping us make changes in the way we use data and insights across the organization, not only to continue working with data platforms & analytics; data management and governance; information security & data privacy but also to take the next step in our strategic direction, incorporating business value of data, AI and Machine Learning.

As Vice President & Head of Data you will be part of Volvo Penta Digital & IT Management Team and report to Volvo Penta SVP Chief Digital Officer.

The ideal candidate is an innovative data driven leader with strategical thinking and pragmatic approach; with strong business understanding and learning and exploring mindset.

  • Interacts and collaborates closely with Volvo Penta Digital & IT Management Team and other business stakeholders to create a data driven vision & strategy for the organization, and to identify the opportunities, capabilities, and solutions.
  • Leads the creation of a digital & data roadmap to advance the vision and strategy for core business processes while remaining aligned with the Volvo Group architecture and technology platforms.
  • Acts as a champion and change agent in leading the organizational changes required to create and sustain enterprise-wide data capabilities.
  • Leading the team - five direct reports as employees, four in-house consultants, and additional deliveries provided by Volvo Group Digital & IT.
  • Academic education in fields of Engineering, Data Science, Informatics or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in related fields including leading teams and organizations through similar transformations.
  • Strong technical, analytical foundation and passion for the area of Data Analytics, Data Management, AI, Cyber Security.
  • Good knowledge of tools, platforms, and providers in the Data area.
  • Experienced leader and team player that thrives by building and supporting colleagues both in own team and with stakeholders across various levels in the organization.
  • Experienced communicator with proven ability to articulate/be evangelist for data driven ways of working.
Location would ideally be in Gothenburg, but for this position, we are open to candidates with residence elsewhere, with the possibility to spend on average 3 days per week in and around the office in Gothenburg.

Volvo Penta cooperates with Maquire in this recruitment. We welcome your application at until September 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Hörnestam +46 763 38 76 46,
Mer info
Kontaktperson Maria Hörnestam
Telefon 031-788 22 57
Område Göteborgs stad
Yrkesroll Data & IT, IT-Chef, IT-Kvalitetssäkring & Säkerhet
Typ av anställning Heltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Rekrytering hanteras av Maquire Sverige AB
Sista ansökningsdag 4 sept 2022 (25 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers' uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group's leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.