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Head of People Experience (HR) to Volvo Cars

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 purpose to provide freedome to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


What’s in it for you?

Volvo Cars is on a truly exiting journey and as Head of People Experience you will take lead in the agile transformation Volvo Cars is undergoing. You will be a key person in the immensely exciting journey to ensure that Volvo Cars is making steady progress towards our bold targets by focusing on human-centric innovation. You will lead a highly engaged team and together with us delevop and implement new ways of doing things.


In this role you will be able to make a true difference.


What you’ll do

In this senior HR position you will coach and lead a skilled team consisting of 25 colleagues. You will secure that the team is lead with empowerment and trust while having the business understanding needed to make a difference. You will secure appropriate skills and competences and you will evolve team members during an agile transformation and drive for simplification.


As Head of People Experience you will build trusted relationships with leaders and employees. You will take part in the development of the whole Global People Experience function and partner with the business to develop the leadership team as well as the business in the area of people, organisation, culture and leadership to establish trust and confidence with both management and employees.


Your key task will be to drive processes of change towards an agile way of working and you will be responsible for development, implementation and budgeting of HR strategies in management teams.

Moreover you will execute global organization-wide programs and initiatives such as workforce planning, employee engagement, retention, organizational change, performance management, search for top talent and leadership development.


Last but not least you will work as a trusted strategic advisor to the executive leadership team by developing strong, proactive and collaborative working relationships.               


Do you fit the profile?

We are looking for a curios leader who has a genuine interest in HR and people.  In order to succeed in this role you need to have very strong collaborative and leadership skills and the ability to handle ambiguity and manage change.


To be prosperous in this role you need to bring significant experience from the broader field of HR and you need to have distinctive leadership skills. You have the ability to work in a fast paced environment on both strategical and tactical levels and you have strong business acumen.


Furthermore we believe you have strong analytical and decision making skills as well as awesome verbal and written communication skills.

As a person you are communicative and can easily adapt to changes. You have high integrity, courage and great energy.


And above all you like to have fun at work.


How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position please contact Senior Recruiter Emma Östlingh at We want your application at the latest 20181216. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.


For questions to the union, please contact below:

Jörgen Olsson               Unionen

Anna Margitin                Akademikerna

Peter Storm                   Ledarna

Glenn Bergström           IF Metall



About Volvo Car Group

The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea 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.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  20794

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