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VC Director @ Volvo Venture Capital in Goteborg, Sweden

With us at Volvo Group Venture Capital (LinkedIn, Crunchbase) you will find a hardworking and driven group of people who loves their work and bringing our business forward. We believe that passion and engagement is the best recipe for success and wants to share this with you.The role of Volvo Group Venture Capital is to identify and drive investments with innovative companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation. Our focus is on areas with disruptive innovation resulting in new solutions improving the profitability of our customers and enabling new business opportunities for the Volvo Group.Volvo Group Venture Capital is part of Connected Solutions which lead the development of the Volvo Group’s connected services and solutions. You will report to the head of Volvo Group Venture Capital and be part of the investment team.

Key Responsibilities

As Investment Director of Volvo Group Venture Capital, your key responsibilities are:

  • Synthetize technology and business model trends into actionable insights
  • Identify and analyze potential investments in our selected focus areas.
  • Design investment strategies and make investments.
  • Develop the investment portfolio through board and advisory group activities.
  • Develop new business – together with the investment team and Volvo Group colleagues, the task is to manage value creation between the Volvo Group, customers and our investments.
  • We are looking for an extraordinary individual who has the drive and skills to identify the right companies and make investments and strategic collaborations.

Competence Profile & Qualifications

To qualify for this role, you should have experience from:

  • Equity investments and partnerships. You have experience in investments and related partnership activities.
  • Development of business in the commercial transport and automotive industry. You have an interest in the intersection between technology, transportation and new business.
  • Fact-based and structured analysis. We expect strong structured problem solving skills and the ability to frame and develop an approach to solve strategic or operational issues.
  • Inspire & Communicate. You are a social person with strong relationship and networked capabilities and enjoy working with others in flexible team constellations.
  • Mobile and Software-based Business Model Understanding. Our investment strategy revolves around new opportunities arising from the convergence of mobile and software industries with the commercial vehicle industry. Therefore, experience from service and software- based business models is considered a merit.
  • You have a Master’s degree or equivalent as the basis for your career. You are fluent in English. International business experience is a merit. In prioritizing candidates, we will pay attention to matching your profile to team culture, experience, gender and spirit. The successful candidate will have shown a winning attitude and great persona in combination with a strong track record and references.

Location & Timeline

The position is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Regular travel is expected.

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

November 30, 2017 at 6:03 pm

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