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Sr Director, Vehicle Software & Electronics China R&D

Business structure linkage
The areas of responsibility are development, design and verification of software & electronics solutions and integration into the car. This is done by leading the Vehicle Software & Electronics R&D team in China according the agreed work split between PDS and PDG delivering the global backlog.
You will work as a servant leader focusing on building, aligning, and developing the organization with an agile mindset in close collaboration with related roles. You will also be the close link between HQ in Sweden and the Unit in China for strategic alignments.


 What you will do?
•    Lead an empowered leadership team to support speed and quality of our development flow
•    Create prerequisites so that the Unit can continuously improve
•    Listen, identify, and solve escalated team impediments with attention to flow and quality
•    Work with competence development to assure the right competence in line with our strategies
•    Define strategies and set objectives and anchor with stakeholders
•    Challenge the department to continuously learn, adapt and improve
•    Stay updated in front-line technology and business domain to help, guide and coach the organization
•    Facilitate transparent communication and global strategic alignment


You and Your skills
•    Great management skills to lead a cross functional network within a complex and constantly changing environment.
•    Good and highly developed communication and documentation skills.
•    Result oriented mindset with business acumen, and a personal motivation to drive, lead and inspire teams and change.
•    Strong ownership of all tasks and being resilient to move forward.
•    MSc degree or higher in engineering.
•    Automotive engineering experience >10 years.
•    Experience of launching products in automotive industry.
•    Experience from international assignments is an advantage.
•    Good English knowledge is a requirement.

Personal competency
•    Creates trust.
•    Drives results with the ability to empower the teams.
•    Broad and high competence within automotive research and development.
•    Proactive, analytical, and flexible mindset with courage and high integrity.
•    Quality and result oriented.
•    Ability to show courage and build confidence.
•    Excellent communication skills with the ability to create clarity.

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  54829

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