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Volvo Group
Director Digital & IT - Business Control

Position Description

We are looking for a highly engaged colleague who wants to join us and the Volvo Group to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most desired and successful transport as well as infrastructure solution provider in the world. Automated driving, electromobility and connected vehicles - innovations within transport will reshape the world we live in tomorrow. Do you want to be part of and contribute to this exciting challenge?

As the Director Digital & IT - Business Control, you will hold a key role in the plant as well as in the management team. Our management team is diverse, we like unique people with remarkable talents! We work and play hard and operate as one team. We care about people, learn, improve constantly and are proud to perform. In this position you will report directly to the Vice President Operations Gent Plant.

You will lead a team of 10 people; support, coach and unleash the full potential of our talents. We are looking for someone who loves people, enjoy leadership, show commitment, and have fun. You need to be passionate about making things better for our plant and secure your teams continue to support the organization. You will collaborate with different stakeholders to improve our way of working when it comes to our digital transformation journey, financial planning and reporting together with your team. We strive to become more digital, more transparent, and always correct.

On the digital & IT side, you and your team are leading the change towards a more connected and data driven organisation. Which digital solutions and competences will support our plant to have the next breakthrough in operational excellence? On the business control side, you and your team are story tellers, you tell the story of the numbers to the whole company. What is the reality behind the numbers and how can data support us to proactively make the right decisions? You work close with both the business and the numbers.

You have successful experience from networking effectively through a diverse contact base and building enduring relationships across functional and geographical areas.

The position requires solid abilities in leading change, a strong digital mindset, managing interaction with multi-stakeholders and bridging knowledge between local processes and central processes. Communication and ability to transmit information accurately and understandably are therefore core skills.

Your coaching leadership skill is key to continue our improvement journey pace. The plant has a fantastic and inspiring but also demanding transformation journey in front of us, we will succeed together, and you are an important key for this success.

What we absolutely need you to do
  • Enhance the strategy and communicate it so that people understand what it´s all about – our future. You transform with Vision!
  • Speak up, influence to create positive change in the complete end2end flow. You lead with Passion!
  • Be a moral hero so that you earn the authority to inspire greatness in those around you. You perform with Purpose!

What we see as your responsibilities
  • Be the financial business partner that positively challenges the organisation from management all the way to the shop floor
  • Drive accuracy in monthly, quarterly financial reporting and forecasting
  • Validate economic viability of all decisions taken
  • Lead continuous improvement within Business Control and follow-up the performance and development of the controlling team
  • Drive cost deployment in the factory by strong cross functional cooperation
  • Lead the site digital transformation including building the plant’s digital competence of the future
  • Accountable for quality of IT deliverables and IT security
  • Secure that IT stakeholder interfaces work seamlessly (Group IT, HC, Central function)
  • Full ownership of the plant’s IT budget (project and runtime cost)

The ticket to ride
  • You have solid experience from industrial controlling and have worked in a global matrix organization
  • You understand what it takes to drive digital transformation in an industrial organisation and are fluent in speaking the digital language
  • You have initiated and driven change with global impact and stakeholders in different parts of the organization
  • Good understanding of the business and ability to take a holistic view but be hands-on when needed
  • Experience from working in a lean manufacturing environment is a merit
  • Master’s degree in business administration (or similar)
  • Proven leadership capabilities and experience as a manager
  • Minimum 5+ years working experience in the business control field, experience within digital & IT is a strong asset
  • You are data driven and a great storyteller, a positive thinker and an open-minded non-verbal communicator and interpreter
  • You have the courage and experience to questions status quo, have a growth mindset and challenges yourself and people around you
  • Great networking skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge/ability to work in various systems/tools, especially SAP. Master Finance, SAP VGCS, Excel and Power BI
  • As we are a truly global and diverse company you also need great communication skills in English, spoken and written. Dutch is an asset but not a showstopper.

If you are looking for a challenge in a high pace environment, have a deep understanding of our industry and want to ‘build trucks with passion’ - you are most welcome with your application.

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!

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Group Trucks Operations

State / Province



Gent (Oostakker)

Employment/Assignment Type


Travel Required (maximum)

Occasional Travel

Functional Area

Finance & Control

Last application date


Présentation de l'entreprise

Plus de 10.000 employés
Date de création
Entreprise cotée en bourse
Industrie des équipements de transport
Industrie manufacturière
Ch. d'affaires
Plus de 10 milliards de dollars US

Évaluations pour Volvo Group

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Avis sur Volvo Group par des autre (h/f)

  • "1. Work life balance: Less work so too much of work and life balance 2. People are good in front of you." (dans 409 avis)
  • "401K with 6% match and HSA benefits were good." (dans 247 avis)
  • "When joining time there will give you good salary" (dans 371 avis)
  • "Good culture and outlook for employees" (dans 352 avis)
  • "Management is good." (dans 208 avis)
  • "No work life balance" (dans 409 avis)
  • "Retirement benefits could be better" (dans 247 avis)
  • "Salary is low and should improve" (dans 371 avis)
  • "So the Swedish culture of Volvo is missing" (dans 352 avis)
  • "Bad management and hard to advanced" (dans 208 avis)

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Positions fortes au niveau mondial
Grâce à des programmes de produits compétitifs, à des concessionnaires solides dotés de réseaux de services étendus et à des offres de plus en plus complètes, le groupe Volvo a établi des positions de leader sur un marché mondial. Le groupe est l’un des principaux constructeurs mondiaux de véhicules lourds, d’engins de chantier, d'autobus/autocars et de moteurs diesel industriels ainsi qu'un fournisseur de premier plan de moteurs pour la marine et les applications industrielles. Ces postes permettent des économies d'échelle dans le développement de produits, la production, les achats et les services financiers.

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