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Head of People Experience- Volvo Car Italy


It's not about cars. It's about people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.

We are a successful, global company passionate about creating the next generation of safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies as we transform the automotive industry. We are committed to improving society with our products and we believe in sustainable business – and empowering people. We offer an attractive, inspirational working environment that supports your growth and provides stimulating challenges.


Your Mission

Volvo Car Italy is looking for an innovative and passionate Head of People Experience (Human Resources) to join our team based at our head office in Bologna. You will report to the Managing Director, as part of the Sales Company management team, but also a dotted line reporting to the Head of Global Commercial Operations and EMEA People Experience as a key member of the EMEA People Experience Management Team. You will also have functional oversight of one of our PX clusters. The successful person will work hand in hand with the Managing Director to drive the transformation of the company, and why not inspire the automotive sector as a whole. You will also have an important role in our EMEA People Experience team developing our function to the next level and driving different transformation initiatives on a regional level. Our industry is going through huge changes and we need to make sure the organisation and our people are up for it.


We are less interested in which sectors you’ve worked in previously but will want to hear about examples of how you have made a difference in your previous and current roles. With a proven track record of creating and delivering an outstanding and innovative employee experience, you’ll be key to delivering our People Experience strategy, and ensuring that Volvo Car Italy attracts, engages and retains the best talent and continues its successful journey of transformation from being a traditional car manufacturer to a company delivering mobility solutions. You will join a national sales company on a journey to be a reference for diversity, inclusion and company culture - an attractive and modern workplace.


Are you up for the challenge?

Our ideal candidate will have leadership experience in a multinational environment and excel at handling multiple stakeholders. We also see you as having:

  • Shown examples of optimizing organisational structures and team dynamics and have driven small to mid-scale change initiatives
  • Led or been a key contributor to cultural change programmes with demonstrable success
  • A passion for employee engagement, and delivering improvements through policies and procedures, training and development
  • Strong organisational and project management skills and able to manage multiple activities
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills including team working and stakeholder management
  • Ability to apply a coaching approach and team development methodologies
  • A desire to make things happen and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by an agile and fast-changing environment
  • Shown that he/she is equally happy working on strategy (1-3 years) as having rolled up sleeves to get things done
  • Ideally would have worked in both SME and large corporate environments
  • International experience which would be viewed as a plus
  • A willingness to share your ideas and best practices in our People Experience team and help us to develop and have fun

Do you fit the profile?

We believe that you are curious, passionate about making a true difference and have a strong focus on strengths and opportunities. This role requires flexible HR skills, the ability to think strategically, execute tactically, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and locations around the world. We you to be fluent in English and Italian and have been educated to degree level within the HR field. You like to work independently as well as working in teams. This role also requires a strong sense of humor - we like to have fun while we are making history!


How to learn more and apply

We welcome with your application by submitting your resume no later than 24th November,  2019. For questions regarding the recruitment process email:

We cannot accept applications or reply to them via email. Only apply via links where you see the ad (this will direct you to our webpage).


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Access to our preferential employee lease car programme Company Car
  • Comprehensive healthcare from AoN
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant
  • Comprehensive training programme
  • Employee motivation / social activities Yes

Bologna, BO, IT

Job requisition ID:  27689

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