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Head of Guide UX

Our business since its inception in 1991 has been to develop the best retail dealer system and information services for the automotive industry. In the current situation, we have about 100 employees with expertise in areas such as automotive trade, project management, systems and IT. Some of our largest customers are Volvo, Renault and Ford dealers and their general agents and today we have over 10 000 users of our solutions. We are seated in beautiful, newly renovated premises at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volvo Car Sweden.

To enjoy your job with us it is important that you enjoy working in a close and unpretentious environment where we care about each other. It happens a lot of exciting things in the company so it is important that you are inspired by change and development.
If you take great responsibility for both your personal and corporate development, has a strong focus on our customers and like to have fun, then you will enjoy your stay with us!

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Let's create the future together

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We design our products and services around people, and we innovate to provide mobility that is personal, sustainable and safe. Do you want to help in that journey?

 

What’s in it for you?

Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the vehicle experience and what it means to own a vehicle during one of most innovative times in the transport industry. We are looking to redefine all aspects of the car eco-system including ownership, assisted and autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, sustainability and online shopping. User Experience as a discipline is a key part of Volvo Cars' strategy and will help gather insights about our users and define and craft the next generation of drivers' and passengers' experiences of Volvos.

We are seeking a Head of the UX Guide team. This is a Director-level position that is part of UX leadership team.

The Guide team works across key product areas to provide Design alignment, create designer tools and support strategic areas.

What you will do
You will lead a team of multi-disciplinary UX Professionals that define the foundational guidance, design tools and design inspiration for the Volvo Cars UX organisation. Design inspiration is about defining the creative expression of Volvo’s digital products. You will work with other UX leaders and company stakeholders to align the direction and define the systems that make Volvo Cars excel in in its core product and service experiences. For designer tools, you will help provide tools for the rest of the the UX team to support design alignment, speed of implementation, and cultural development, such as supporting communication, defining libraries, courses, and more to promote user experience best practices, and help make the UX and product teams more efficient.

 

You will be an advocate for UX and its related disciplines and work with stakeholder across the company for creative alignment. This role helps provide a holistic view on the user experience so we can keep things aligned across the teams.

Who you are

You’ve been designing for 15+ years for a consumer-focused tech company, so you understand what it takes to create elegant, consumer-oriented experiences. Additionally you have:

 

  • Proven experience managing teams of designers and other creative professionals to achieve great results.
  • Experience building tools, processes, facilitation and communications to support design advocacy and team efficiency.
  • Experience developing design guidelines, design systems, icon systems, brand guidelines and more.


You are a strong collaborator and communicator, able influence senior stakeholders and build collaboration at a company level. You can inspire teams towards action and empathy for the user. You have a people-focused design mentality.

Show, don't tell
You should be able to tell the story in a portfolio and presentation of work process the above capabilities. Applicants submitting portfolios will be prioritised. 

Location Volvo Cars Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

As a leadership position, the candidate is expected to primarily be onsite.

How to learn more and apply

If you upload or (preferably) link to your your public or private online portfolio where you have documented your work and processes, your application will be prioritized.

There is no need for a cover letter, but please answer the screening questions.

We look forward to receiving your application!


About Volvo Car Group

The future belongs to those who are empowered by great ideas and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand" by simplifying people's lives. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.

 

Contact khalil.mahmood@volvocars.com for more information or reach out via Linkedin. 

 

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  61949

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