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Plant Project Manager - Torslanda

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. 



What´s in it for you? 

Plant Business Office belongs to Plant Engineering at Volvo Cars Torslanda within global manufacturing and are divided into two main areas, Plant Project Management & Plant Specialists.
Plant Business Office is the the plant strategical competence handling all matters on plant level. Responsible for early phases in body, casting, paint, battery and assembly shop for both product and non-product projects and is driving the vision layout towards ideal state in the complete plant and is supporting running production within our area of responsibilities.   

Our main customer is Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Logistics, Facility, Maintenance and Sustainability. Our deliveries are leading investigations and pre studies to enhance the output from the plant and to fulfil our KPI targets by presenting different business case within efficiency, vision layouts, flow simulations and sustainability.

We are now looking for a sr Plant Project Manager in early phases for Paint Shop and to keep together projects and flows across Volvo Cars Torslanda. 


What you’ll do

As Plant Project Manager, you will encompass setting a comprehensive long-term plan spanning over a decade to ensure the attainment of our objectives. This includes the vision layout and step-by-step plans for Paint Shop, as well as for the entire site and its stakeholders. You will be aligning these plans with other plant strategies related to processes, sustainability, people experience, and mobility while also developing a feasible technical timeline.

You will oversee the budget forecasting process by initiating, collecting, challenging, and motivating investment requests. You will conduct pre-studies related to capacity, industrial structure, efficiency, and future state manufacturing. This in close collaboration with the manufacturing business project office, manufacturing engineering, plant supply chain engineering, central logistics, and purchasing departments.


Additionally, you will be involved in early-phase project management, specifically before the pre-PC gate and financial approval of product and non-product projects. Your responsibility will include concepts, time, technique, cost, KPI fulfilment and project resource planning.


The Plant Project Manager works strategically where all deliverables will be evaluated with regards to the MR27 objectives within manufacturing. You will be responsible for planning both winter and summer shutdown activities. Furthermore, you will organize and cluster different activities on shop and plant level. 


You and your profile

We are looking for a committed and inspiring manager who is enthusiastic about project management. The right person has the ability to influence others and drive change. You have high integrity and establish trust-based relationships to better serve the organization through your great communication skills. Can do attitude with the ability for details and at same time take high level view and ownership. 

We see that you have a minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing and/or paint functions, and/or strong in project management, combined with a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent. For you to be successful in this role, you should demonstrate extensive knowledge of our paint process. You have a strong interest in lean process design and flows, along with the ability to acquire profound knowledge of lean fundamentals, ideal state layouts, lead time mapping, zone capacity, and other process design tools.


The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to self-development, as being a quick learner and having the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

You are fluent in English and Swedish. 


How to learn more and apply

Kindly register your application via our Recruitment Tool as soon as possible but no later than 18th of August.
Due to GDPR, applications via email are not accepted. 

For questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Hiring Manager Kristoffer Mann, If you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Ida Hellberg,  

We will do our best to keep you continuously updated during the recruitment process. The recruitment is ongoing, and you may be contacted before the last application date.

Gothenburg, SE, 40531

Job requisition ID:  70740

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