Head of Volvo Group Representation EU

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Volvo Group


Position description

Transport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match. 

Background

 

The Volvo Group’s mission is to drive prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions. The team’s everyday work should ultimately contribute to Volvo Group becoming the most desired and successful transport and infrastructure solution provider in the world. We shape the world we want to live in. Knowing that sustainability including climate change are the challenges of our generation, Volvo Group’s contribution is to offer leading transport and infrastructure solutions enabling societies to prosper in a sustainable way.

 

To continue on this journey, the Volvo Group is seeking a new Head of EU Representation Office to run Volvo Group’s Representation in Brussels. The current Head of EU Representation Office is moving to a new exciting role in the headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

What will you do?

 

Volvo Group seeks a highly experienced and visionary leader to helm their EU Representation Office in Brussels. The Head of the Volvo Group EU Representation Office will play a pivotal role in advancing the Group’s strategic interests within the European Union by leveraging its unique industry expertise and market insights. Leading a dedicated team, this senior position will be instrumental in informing EU policy, driving industry competitiveness, and transforming the society.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership and Team Management:
    • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the EU Representation Office, managing a team of lobbyists.
    • Cultivate a high-performance, collaborative culture, ensuring the team is motivated and equipped to achieve organizational goals.
    • Mentor and develop team members, fostering their professional growth and enhancing their skills.
  • Policy Influence and Advocacy:
    • Develop and execute comprehensive lobbying strategies to advance Volvo Group’s policy objectives within the EU.
    • Monitor, analyze, and anticipate EU legislative and regulatory developments impacting the industry and transport sectors.
    • Proactively engage with EU policymakers to shape favorable regulatory and policy outcomes in key discussions e.g. Climate & Energy, Safety, Trade, Sustainability & Environment, Digital and EU Funding.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Building:
    • Establish and maintain strong, influential relationships with key EU institutions, policymakers, industry associations, and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Act as the primary representative of Volvo Group in high-level meetings, conferences, and industry forums.
    • Facilitate strategic interactions between Volvo Group executives and EU officials, ensuring alignment and advocacy effectiveness.
  • Communication and Positioning:
    • Articulate and advocate Volvo Group’s positions on critical policy issues through compelling position papers, policy briefs, and other advocacy materials.
    • Ensure cohesive and consistent communication of Volvo Group’s policy stances across all advocacy efforts.
    • Collaborate with internal departments to synchronize lobbying activities with the Group’s broader strategic objectives.
  • Event Strategy and Execution:
    • Strategic planning and successful execution of events, workshops, and seminars that support Volvo Group’s advocacy initiatives.
    • Ensure that events are impactful, enhancing Volvo Group’s visibility and influence within the EU policy landscape.

Who are you?

  • Passion in transforming industry and society towards a sustainable future.
  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Affairs, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of senior-level experience in public affairs, lobbying, or governmental relations, with a deep understanding of EU institutions.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing EU policy and driving industry competitiveness through strategic advocacy.
  • In-depth knowledge of the automotive and transport industries, including regulatory and policy frameworks.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams.
  • Superior communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to navigate and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in English; additional EU languages are an asset such as Swedish and French.
     

Why should you be interested in this opportunity?

  • Join one of the most innovative companies in the sector that has always put sustainability at the core of its company values.
  • Join a dedicated team and operate at the crossroads of the policy and regulatory developments globally.
  • Join a company that appreciates the unique value of the public affairs function as a business enabler and partner with executives on building engagement with key institutional stakeholders in Brussels.

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