Lean Product Development Change Lead, ref 115
Seize this opportunity to work with large projects, change management and the next generations’ robot systems. As Lean Product Development Change Lead, you will be part of a rapidly growing unit and play a key role in our further development. Given our global expansion and exciting changes ahead, we are looking for you who want to strengthen our position as a world leading industrial robot supplier.  
 
Your challenges  
You will take on great responsibility within our Lean Product Development transformation. You will develop and apply processes related to our Modular platform, manage change and be our expert on Design for Excellence (DfX) and other specific areas. Furthermore, you will act as transformation leader across business units. This position also involves:  
  • Developing our working culture including processes, methods and tools  
  • Implementing and continuously managing improvement activities  
  • Acting as mentor and coaching both management teams and key stakeholders  
  • Defining and introducing product creation culture  
  • Taking part in various projects  
  • Travelling worldwide  
 
You will be provided a great platform for an exciting journey, giving you the opportunity to further deepen your knowledge and broaden your global network. You may be located in Sweden or abroad.  
 
Your profile  
To successfully take on this position, you need to be result-focused, innovative and persistent. You thrive in a position where you get to work in, and lead, virtual teams. This position also puts high demands on your ability to grasp the bigger picture, not to mention on your systematic and proactive way of working.  
You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or a Master of Business Administration along with at least ten years’ experience from R&D and product development. Experience from systems engineering and product architecture is a must, as is great knowledge of Lean in R&D, agile methods and DfX. Furthermore, this position requires experience of process development as well as proven leadership, people management and change management skills. Fluency in English is a must, written and spoken alike, whereas additional languages will be to your advantage.  
 
Functional area  
You will be part of Robotics in Västerås. We develop, manufacture and market robots and associated control systems, software, arc welding products, tracks and motor packages. Our bases are in Västerås, Jönköping and the Gothenburg area in Sweden.  
Over 90% of our production is exported and our customers include all major auto manufacturers. The auto industry and its sub suppliers and to an increasing extent general industry, such as the food industry, are automating their production with robots. Welding, machine tending, materials management, grinding, packaging and assembly are the most common applications. Our robots and robotics are sold via local ABB companies and via independent systems integrators and OEM companies – companies we call our Partners. The unit has 700 employees.  
 
               
 
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
 
 
Additional Information  
Recruiting Manager, Staffan Elfving +4621 34 43 33, will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives Unionen: Roger L. Gustavsson, +4621-32 90 97, Sveriges Ingenjörer: Pia Hill, +4621-34 47 51. All other questions can be directed to Recruitment Consultant Anna Hemmingsson +4621-81 18 88. Welcome to apply by August 13, 2017. Please note that selection is ongoing. The position may be filled before last day of application.
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