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Upholstery Developer - Concept Centre

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A job with a purpose is more than just a job. After all, your next move determines your everyday life. So, what about creating positive change? What about impacting your future and that of millions of others in ways you may never have imagined? Curious? We hope so! 


Concept Centre – Let’s introduce ourselves.
Concept Centre is part of the department Prototype Build & Verification responsible for Engineering & Operations prototype build and the verification environment. Our purpose is to fulfill Volvo Cars need of inhouse-developed prototypes for product development. We develop, create, and iterate interior design prototypes in concept phase to early test series. 

We are now looking for an Upholstery Developer to join our team, you’ll be a part of a small, engaged team within Paint shop & Upholstery where you have the opportunity to be a part of shaping the future. 

What you’ll do
As an Upholstery Developer, your responsibilities include collaborating with internal stakeholders to define task prerequisites and expected outcomes. You’ll create, visualize, and produce automotive interior upholstery concepts, develop interior conceptual trims and dress for early development and verification, and utilize CAD software for detailed interior component design. Collaborating with engineers to optimize prototype designs, iterating prototypes during testing phases, and implementing changes based on feedback are essential parts of this role. 

Additionally, you’ll contribute expertise during design development, assemble and mount interior prototypes in conceptual environments, and continuously improve efficiency, lead time, and cost using new technology and materials. Operating cutting machines, sewing machines, and SIPS machines will be part of your daily tasks.

What you’ll bring
We see that you have an education within Design Technology, Automotive Engineering, or related field, preferably a bachelor’s degree. If you have certification or training in automotive design and upholstery technology, it’s advantageous. You have professional experience as an upholstery technician and are comfortable with determining the right sewing techniques required for the work. As the job involves managing you own projects together with internal costumers you’ll need to have basic skills in project management with sufficient tools. 

Other than that, you’ll need to be proficient in CAD software (e.g. Lectra, Gerber) for automotive interior design and have in-depth knowledge of automotive textiles, materials, and upholstery techniques. You’ll need to understand vehicle interior ergonomics and safety regulations as well as have a strong attention to detail and aesthetic sense. Since we collaborate cross-functional you’ll need to have good knowledge in English and Swedish written and spoken. 

Who are you?
On a more personal note, you are a true problem-solver that gets motivated by facing design challenges. You are effective in your communication and never lose customer focus in your work. A lot of the methods we apply are often new or completely unique to our business and place great demands on your skills and willingness to develop and collaborate with other functions. Of course, you also have an interest within the field and in new technologies. 

As a person you believe that good collaboration is essential to drive the work forward and cherish a joyful and motivating work climate where you show both respect, courage and trust to you colleagues and customers. We attach great importance to you as a person and see that you share our values.

Want to know more? 
We welcome you to apply by 11th of august the latest. Please apply through the provided link. Applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged.

We are committed to keeping you informed during the entire process. If you have any inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Recruiter Lovisa Berglund at

If you have any inquiries regarding the role, please reach out to Hiring Manager Emelie Börjesson at 

This position is covered by the collective union agreement IF Metall.

As part of the Volvo Cars recruitment process, all considered candidates will be required to complete a mandatory drug test.

Volvo Cars - Driving change together 
Volvo Cars’ success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with around 43,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations, allowing you to reach your fullest potential.

By 2025, we’re aiming for at least 50 per cent of our global sales to be fully electric models – it’s a critical step towards being 100 per cent fully electric by 2030. So come and join us in shaping the future of mobility. There’s never been a more exciting time to play your part in our inspiring and creative teams! 

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Gothenburg, SE, 40531

Job requisition ID:  72646

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