We design, manufacture and deliver services and machines around the world. We are present in 14 sites all over the world. We work together in a cross functional way. The customer is in the center of our decisions.

In this role, you will experience leaders and co-workers with a growth mindset and always hungry to find better ways of working. Together with the Leadership Team at the site, you experience a culture driven by the will to continuously improve the value chain and deliver the brand’s promise of Safety, Quality and Environmentally friendly solutions.

We are building the world we want to live in not just for our generation, but also for many generations to come. Here is your opportunity to join People & Culture for Volvo CE in Konz, Germany.

Right now, Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH is looking for a

Head of People & Culture Konz (f/m/d)

The Head of People & Culture is responsible for the alignment of all aspects of the business and people alignment. As a leader, you will build strong relationships, creating a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Demonstrating passion for our business modelling integrity, you will be a member of the site leadership team, driving strategic and tactical execution of people and competence processes.

The Head of People & Culture is a network builder, taking on a hands-on approach to management plans; she/he guides and directs the cross-competences teams in all parts of the organization to achieve the business objectives. She/he will also drive the site objectives in safety, quality, production output, delivery, and customer satisfaction.

In this role, the Head of People & Culture work together with the local unions’. A relation based on trust and mutual respect to ensure the best preconditions for people to be involved and included. In this role, we are required to balance the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, the employees, customers, owners and society.

A people leader, you align your personal values to those of Volvo CE. You guide behaviours, actions, and leadership in all actions and with all stakeholders maintaining a solid knowledge on key financial drivers, such as cost, profit, cash flow, pay-back.

In your leadership, you are recognized by empowerment of others and having the courage to act. A leader capable to build and sustain trustful relationships.

You bring a winning mindset for yourself and your team. Change and transformation are source of inspiration and energy to you. Most importantly, you can use them to develop and execute a strategy that delivers business results.

You are passionate about continuous improvement and developing people and organization.

Key Responsibilities and Ideal Outcomes

  • Contribute to the development of a high performing organization owning recruitment, talent, and people management, competence development, and employee wellness with a focus on ensuring succession planning and people development.
  • Work proactively in the areas of diversity, attrition analysis, retention strategies, and change management.
  • Align People and Culture actions with business strategy to drive performance, employee engagement, and skill development.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans to develop the competence of employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ensure that performance goals and development plans reflect strategic priorities.
  • Advise and support leadership and employees on all P&C related matters.
  • Develop clear workforce plans to ensure ongoing business continuity.
  • Promote professional working relationships with with staffing agencies, technical schools, and Universities.
  • Manage effective communication and data flow.
  • Be a driving force to transform the People and Culture function.
  • Manage all budget and forecasting related to P&C expenses.
  • Manage people and culture aspects to support challenge, grow and enable people of the organization to contribute, be involved and utilize their full potential of work.
  • Ensure training and development is delivered systematically.

Ideal Experience

  • 15+ years of leadership experience
  • Successful track record of improving performance strong understanding of Lean philosophy.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying strategies.
  • Perform and develop capabilities.
  • A strong leader with a successful track record of building organizational capabilities.
  • Has built successful organizations with capable and resilient teams and individuals.
  • Is used to navigating in a multicultural organization.

  • A super team
  • Work-life balance
  • Innovative working environment
  • Employee development
  • Modern IT equipment
  • Company pension plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • Canteen
  • Health Management