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Strategic Interior Design Manager

It's not about technology. It's about life.

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people, and we innovate to provide safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


What you’ll do 
We are looking for a person that can lead and inspire the Interior design department. The Interior design department is responsible for delivering material from ideation all the way through the industrialization process, from concept all the way to serial production. The mission is to propose innovative and world class design solutions which push the future development of the Volvo Cars brand. You will create compelling and innovative design proposals for concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models. You will collaborate cross functionally with all team disciplines including colour and material, user experience, exterior and engineering. You will also support program timing by delivering high quality design proposals with speed and efficiency. Another substantial role is that mentoring younger designers to grow in parallel to your own work.    


As a Strategic Interior Design Manager, it is your responsibility to:
•    Provide high quality designs through both 2D and 3D mediums
•    Support Digital and clay models with clear visual and verbal direction in the creation of digital models, physical models and CG renderings
•    Work on abroad range of advanced design and production programs
•    Present and communicate design proposals using multiple media
•    Work with other designers to help bring their ideations to life in 3D 
•    Organize and run design reviews on a regular basis as the lead role in coaching designers, 
•    Collaborate with studio engineering on design solutions that can be brought to production – challenging what we do to make the best possible design and drive results.
•    Collaborating cross functionally with all team disciplines,   
•    Review portfolios for interns and other positions when required
•    Be a part of recruitment processes 
•    Collect and provide inspiration to the team – keep up to speed with the market/trends/competitors
•    Cultivate and demonstrate innovation. Inspire and motivate team members with energy to help them develop to their full potential.


Who are you
We are seeking for a committed and passionate person can express a high level of creativity through visual communication skills including manual sketching, digital sketching, digital rendering, clay tape drawing and surface knowledge. A person who can show expert skills in Maya or blender polygon modelling, Alias Automotive Studio, VRed, VR, Photoshop, PPT and other visual medias. We would like you to have expert knowledge of design quality, themes, proportions and surface execution is a plus. You can also perform at high level of storytelling, organization skills and presentation skills both verbally and in graphic form. 

We believe you have the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal teams. You bring the team together; you take initiative and you contribute to a good working environment.

We would prefer that you have a Master Degree in Design, in transportation / automotive design, or equivalent academic background with a good ability and understanding of the Design intentions. Preferably that you have at least 8 years’ experience in the field of automotive design.


At Volvo Cars, English is our corporate language, requiring fluent skills both written and orally. Periodic travel may be required, including the potential for international travel for full time employees. 


How To Learn More And Apply
Is this you? Please don’t wait with your application. Please submit your application in English and note we do not handle any applications over email due to GDPR. To apply, please register your profile at our career site and attach your application documents as soon as possible since recruitment is ongoing. 


For additional questions about the position feel free to contact senior recruiter Mommo Tabatabai at mommo.tabatabai@volvocars.com. Warm welcome with your application!



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:  49634

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