Innovation Leader
AB Volvo
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Position Description

Are you passionate about pioneering innovation, new business and technologies? Do you collaborate with diverse teams?

As Innovation Leader, you will be part of a team driving activities to improve the innovation culture and capabilities of ARQUUS.

Your responsibility will be to lead strategic initiatives from idea generation to market introduction. Through internal and external collaboration, conduct Proof of Concepts (POC’s) and develop plans for commercialization.

The role requires an agile and networked based working style, open mindset, team spirit, and passion to deliver value for our customers.

You will work in a global context with focus on exploring innovation needs and opportunities for the ARQUUS defense activity.

Key Responsibilities

As Innovation Leader, your key responsibilities are :

  • Initiate and drive innovation projects from idea generation to launch
  • Lead idea management, creativity workshops and facilitation, and continuous benchmarking of innovation best practices
  • Develop the ARQUUS innovation capabilities in a Defense context
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as purchasing, commercial and engineering within ARQUUS and the Volvo Group to strategize and execute on new products
  • Collaborate with external partners, both corporate and start-up, to source and implement new opportunities for ARQUUS
  • Look for external financial support by key Governmental innovation organisations through strong commercial and selling capabilities
  • Enable innovation culture through strong work ethic and relationship building
  • The role is operational and you will be part of a team reporting to ARQUUS Finance and Strategy SVP with strong connection to the Volvo Group Trucks Technology
  • Competence Profile & Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5-10 years of experience from technology-intensive roles within R&D, product, innovation, venture, business development, strategy, or commercial.
  • You have relevant experiences from at least a few of the following areas :

  • Driving innovation in new business models working in cross-functional teams (customers, partners, sales, operations and engineering)
  • Working with partners of various size on a global arena
  • Taking technology innovation to commercialization
  • Experience from driving own businesses or start-ups
  • Experience from driving innovation in a large company
  • Knowledge about innovation models and methodologies (design thinking, lean)
  • Agile project management and execution
  • About You

    We believe the successful candidate has operational experience from working with innovation in a global business environment.

    You enjoy working in a fast paced, complex, multicultural and diverse environment. You are fluent in English. International business experience is a merit.

    About Us

    The Innovation Office is a newly established unit that is instrumental to ARQUUS in driving the regulatory, research, innovation, and technology agendas.

    We are operating through internal and external collaborations, with the aim of further strengthening the ARQUUS's position and competitiveness.

    The team you will join consists of highly engaged people around the world with different backgrounds and perspectives, a fantastic workplace to join.

    Location & Timeline

    The position is located in Guyancourt (Paris area). Occasional travel is expected.

    About us

    Arquus manufactures vehicles adapted for operations in defense, security and international projects to Governments and organizations worldwide.

    The company produces and markets globally wide ranges of light, medium and heavy armored wheeled vehicles, for the most demanding missions.

    Arquus also develops and integrates proprietary systems and services to further enhance its vehicles’ lifecycle, performance and missions.

    Joining Arquus will enable you to be part of a team of highly skilled professionals. We work with passion, team spirit, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead.

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