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Innovation Lead

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?

 

 

Propose for the Position

Volvo is pushing the boundaries on several fronts – Leaders in Autonomous Driving, 50% pure electric car, superior growth, 5M direct consumer relationships, and more.  We are taking consumer-centric approach around the buying and driving experience to places most players are dreaming about – and changing how people think about automotive transportation as a result.  We’re looking for team members in this Innovation Hub organization who think about business opportunities, customer experience, technology advancement and the chances in exciting and different ways – creative and critical thinkers who want to change the world with us here at Volvo.
This role is within our Innovation Hub APAC team, which is using consumer centric, design thinking approach and leverage digital technologies to innovate, discover and cater the consumer pain points and bring up the experience of becoming a Volvo customer.  We are looking for innovative, outstanding people who will be the key player in this function. 


What you will do?
You will be involved and contribute in full lifecycle and leading in the innovation process from ideation to pilot launch.  
•    Drive and facilitate the co-creation across functions on innovation activities
•    Facilitating workshop across functions, user studies and insight workshops
•    Defining business cases, Use cases, design the experience and building prototypes
•    Advocate the innovation culture to organize the Innovation Seminar across Volvo APAC


Do you fit the profile?
•    Creative thinker who is passionate in Innovation
•    Skilful in senior level stakeholder communications to get buy-in
•    Skilful in leading and initiating innovation activities
•    Ability to engage product teams, both locally and globally, to co-create - contribute to innovation ideas and execute on them
•    Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Chinese
•    Being able to manage vendor and related internal teams to deliver
•    Bachelor’s Degree in a CS / Design / Engineering, Master’s preferred
•    5+ years of experience in innovation related areas.  
•    Experience in facilitating innovation workshops using Design Thinking methodology
•    Experience in developing consumer-facing products in auto and mobility industry
•    Experience in developing external partnership and alliances
•    Deep understanding of the digital technologies and eco-system i.e. web, WeChat, Mini-Program.
•    Strong in Agile methodologies and associated toolset  
•    Hands-on prototyping skills including use case / business case definition and prototype building
•    Prefer good understanding of various web technology stack and experience in product development in auto and mobility industry
•    Prefer familiarity with prototyping tools such as: axure, PS, HTML, CSS, JS, Sketch, InVision or ProtoPie

 

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.

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Job requisition ID:  47134
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