Volvo Group Director, Process & Solution Management HR in Ageo, Japan

Reports to:

SVP of Process & Solutions in UD Trucks

Direct reports to the above Position


Mission/purpose of the Job

As Director UD Process and Solutions Management HR drive and support in making UDT HR function SMART and HUMAN through process' and IT solutions and change activites.

You will also coordinate with managers in the rest of the organization in order to secure further development and implementation.

Scope and influence

All related activities in UD Trucks and businesses in Japan should be in-scope

Key responsibilities/Accountabilities

Process & Solutions Long term plan execution

  • Define and develop process objectives, process and solutions development strategy and roadmap based on business plans and priorities set by UDHR management team.

  • Drive change through strategic process- and solution road map execution challenging process execution stakeholders

  • Understand all relevant global projects and determine the benefits for UDT and PULL as needed to benefit UDT. and support for roll out, while driving local iniatiatives..

Out side in prespective:

Bring the best practice from industry and out side the group in the areas of relevant IT solutions.

Budgets, demand management and project management

  • Manage process- and IT solution budgets within the HR area.

  • Consolidate all HR IT demands from the business stakeholders and decide on prioritizations/re-prioritizations and execute on projects and enhancements within the assigned IT budget frame.

  • Manage project within process and solution management scope.

Process management and solution management

  • Define and develop Process Performance Indicators for the HR processes, report and monitor performance

  • Assess HR process performance, initiate process audits and proactively propose development actions based on benchmark in order to establish efficient best practice

  • Suggest prioritization of functional requirements based on business value and criticality as input.

Management and stakeholder interaction

  • Establish efficient interaction and communication interfaces with all relevant process and solution stakeholders.

  • Prepare decision material and participate in related decision forum meetings

  • Support SVP HR on strategic projects and planning

Educational and/or training qualifications and certificates

Relevant university degree or equivalent work experience.

Experience and knowledge

  • We prefer that you have extensive business experience from HR, most likely HR positions at different levels in several markets and/or global functions.

  • Your problem solving mindset and analytical skills are strong, as your interest in process and IT development.

  • We think excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key requirement for this position to ensure effective relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • You are an experienced leader that can inspire and involve people to perform as well as an active team worker.

  • Passion for change management is key

Technical/functional/language skills

Excellent command in English, verbally and written

Japanese is considered a merit

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

UD Trucks is based in Japan, one of the commercial truck brands of the Volvo Group. UD Trucks brand develops and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. UD products go the extra distance, giving our customers extra fuel mileage and uptime. UD people always make the extra effort, to support our partners and satisfy our customers. With UD Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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UD Trucks





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Travel Required (Maximum)


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Information Technology

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran