Director Communications North America

29 Dec, 2021


Director Communications North America

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP)
Greensboro, NC

Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. GTP provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers.

We like to work hard, have fun, and we are committed to our customer and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world-class Purchasing – do you have what it takes?

Position Description

We are now looking for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic and result-oriented team and take on the role as Director Communications with a regional communication responsibility, but who is also a key contributor in the global Communications Team.

In close collaboration with internal stakeholders you translate regional business needs, plans and strategies into clear, inspiring, engaging, and result driving communications that add value. You create and execute on regional communication plan activities and events, both company internal to employees and stakeholders and external to suppliers and other industry partners.

Main regional responsibilities include:

  • Interpret and effectively communicate business decisions and strategies to ensure employee understanding and engagement.
  • Manage the development and implementation of internal communications in support of regional business plans and strategic objectives.
  • Provide communications counsel and support to the regional team.
  • Provide project management for major communications efforts, such as business plan communications, town halls, info sessions, supplier events, core value communications and crisis communications.
  • Collaborate with other communications staff to orchestrate in supporting projects and serve as point of contact with business and subject-matter experts.
  • Manage updates to existing internal and external communications-related websites/pages and develop new sites/pages as needed.
  • Support regional HR, Purchasing Strategy and Development and Management Coordinator with communication matters.
  • Manage internal deployment of and compliance with the Group’s and the regional communications policies and directives, including The Volvo Way.
  • Provide content for blogs, brochures, video scripts, internal and external websites, presentations, etc., as required.
  • Manage relationships with affiliated corporate communications/public relations agencies as required.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

In this role you will be an active member of the global Group Trucks Purchasing Communications Team, and the regional GTP Management Team.

We are proud to say that in our teams we create TRUST by the way of working with peers and colleagues. We deliver with world-class PERFORMANCE, both hard and soft. We have fun at work and show PASSION in what we do. CUSTOMER SUCCESS is guiding us in the decisions we take. We CHANGE to stay ahead and continuously improve our ways of working.

Your profile

Ideally you are an experienced professional with a proven strong track record within communications, mastering both internal and external communications and events. You have passion for communication, and a drive to constantly develop value adding communication tailored to your target groups supporting defined business needs. In this role you will be a true connector and therefore you have the ability to form trustful and cross-functional relationships both within and outside of Volvo Group.

You make things happen and swiftly move between strategic and more hands-on operational work. You are a key contributor in the contexts in which you operate.

This role will be a perfect opportunity for you to further develop your competence and gain experience.

Required competencies for the position

You have a strong communications mindset and drive, a can-do and hands-on attitude. You have experience from driving communication projects and events successfully, and meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in Communications, Media, Marketing, Journalism, or equivalent
  • Experience within communications including social media
  • Superior written and oral communications skills in English
  • Experienced user of MS Office programs
  • Able to executive in a global organization

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.

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.

We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-12-29