Volvo Group Vice President, Powertrain Production, Hagerstown Plant in Hagerstown, Maryland

Powertrain Production is part of Group Trucks Operations, we have about 8 000 employees. Powertrain production is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines for commercial vehicles. We provide diesel engines and transmission systems to the Volvo Group. Powertrain production also remanufacture, renovate a range of products for example remanufactured engines and transmission components, factory renovated engines and assembly of new components & new engines. We have facilities in Charlotte, Curitiba, Flen, Hagerstown, Köping, Limoges, Middletown, Skövde and Vénissieux.

We are looking for a great Plant manager

We are looking for a Leader that will continue the culture change journey that we are on. Building trust through involvement, collaboration and the development of people. Create ownership, initiative and autonomy through serving the organization and using our Volvo Production System (VPS) as an enabler for success.

Your main focus and responsibility is to deliver result in the Hagerstown plant, but you are also a member of the Powertrain Production Management team where you have a responsibility to manage the diversity of the total Powertrains industrial footprint and making decisions that support the overall Operational Strategy in Powertrain Production.

The plant in Hagerstown is a team of 1800 members, combining Technology, Purchasing and Operations on one Campus. We blend powertrain engineering & innovation with lean manufacturing and automation. We develop and produce the heart of the vehicle for all North America group Brands: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Bus and Prevost.

In this position you report to Senior Vice President, Powertrain Production.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead and inspire the plant management team and indirect all leaders and co-worker to continue the change journey, meaning leading by example, create trust, increase collaboration and develop people and organization

  • You also have the responsibility to develop a midterm vision and evaluate and take decisive action on the progress of plant objectives. Plan and organize the facility manufacturing programs and activities to meet operating targets and strategies

  • Managing the development and implementation of VPS , ensure ongoing development of the whole organization. Focus on growing competencies within the plant in order to secure efficiency and preparedness of organization for the future

  • Financial budgeting and control of plant leverage initiatives and break even targets is also part of your responsibilities

The Plant Manager in Hagerstown is representing Powertrain in the “Extended Executive Leadership Team in US, led by the President for Mack Trucks.

Key success factors:

  • The ability to drive change and manage transformation

  • The ability to engage people in the organization through exemplary leadership and common targets

  • Communication for results – meaning the ability to communicate in a way that makes the team, the co-workers, know, feel and do the right things

  • Drive continuous improvements through VPS, knowing the tools of World Class Manufacturing as well as experience in developing autonomous team

  • Manage workforce in a flexible way with regard to both number of employees and competencies

  • Experience from work in a global organization and matrix

  • Capability of driving implementation of local, regional and global initiatives

  • Lead by example through our Corporate values and Code of Conduct


You are an effective business leader. You lead through our values trust, passion, customer success, change and performance. You understand the complete chain of the business and have a global mindset. This means abroad knowledge of global manufacturing as well as good understanding of the commercial vehicle industry and business analyses as you are in direct contact with the market company.

We seek a plant manager who can motivate, organize, and lead towards the future and our vision. You have a growth mindset, meaning being a good listener, creating arenas and possibilities for increased and better collaboration.

Challenge the organization to try new things, creates a curiosity to explore new ways of working and new opportunities. You create trust through transparency and dialogue with stakeholders inside and outside of the organization.

You probably hold a University/Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business or Mechanical Engineering. You have a previous record of leadership success and driving change. We also believe that you have a solid manufacturing experience, with at least 5 at a senior level.

Needless to say, all documentation is in English, proficiency in the English language is required.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Olausson, Senior Vice President Powertrain Production, tel; +46 31 3222361

Nina Werthén Öhman , Vice President Human Resources, tel: +46 31 353 58 23

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 and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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