About the Group

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides comprehensive financing and service solutions. The Volvo Group, headquartered in Gothenburg, employs around 100,000 people, has production sites in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

Many of today ́s societal challenges are expected to be solved by technology development and the Volvo Group is investing heavily in Research and Development. To fully leverage Volvo Group’s R&D investments, it is necessary to grow the alignment of the technology and regulatory agendas to prepare the organization for the future.

Through internal and external collaboration, the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs is instrumental to the Volvo Group to drive the innovation, technology & regulatory agendas, assure technology partnerships & research collaborations and to guide our future transformation.

The Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs team offers global support to the Volvo Group CTO operating with the aim to further strengthen the Volvo Group position and competitiveness. They are organized within Volvo Group Trucks Technology and are representing all business areas within Volvo Group.

 

About the Position

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs of Volvo Group, the Manager will enhance and grow Volvo Group’s reputation and image in Brussels towards the targeted stakeholders and provide EU intelligence to the Group’s different entities.

In this position you will work in a team responsible for internal development and anchoring of Volvo Group EU regulatory and policy position statements related to technology and transport solutions.

You will ensure that Volvo Group technology priorities are aligned with important imminent or future demands based on EU policy and regulatory developments and secure that Volvo Group is viewed as a trustworthy and responsible stakeholder in EU policy and regulatory developments.

 

About the Responsibilities

Externally, the Manager is going to:

  • Drive lobbying activities towards the EU stakeholders and thereby contribute to the Volvo Group EU political influence.
  • Enable the Volvo Group influence and advocacy at European Union level.
  • Enhances the visibility of the Group and its brands as appropriate, towards the EU stakeholders.
  • Map, evaluate and initiate external advocacy ecosystems.
  • Together with colleagues, drive the external EU regulatory affairs agenda focusing on upcoming regulations with impact on technology and transport solutions.
  • Participate in lobbying activities towards the European Parliament and organise briefings with Volvo Group experts before visiting external officials and/or before accompanying Volvo Group speakers to external events.
  • Contribute to enhancing Volvo Group visibility by attending external events like European Parliament hearings, and other EU stakeholders’ meetings and conferences.
  • Occasionally represent Volvo Group in meetings with senior officials of the European Institutions.
  • Represent the Group within pan-European industry/membership bodies and trade associations.
  • Assist the General Secretary in EU meetings, including preparation of strategic messaging.

 

With regards to internal activities, the Manager will also:

  • Monitor EU regulatory issues relevant for the Volvo Group and liaise with the corresponding experts, mainly in Gothenburg or in Lyon, to support establishing positions on EU issues for advocacy purposes.
  • Closely monitor the development of all EU technical regulation issues relevant to the Volvo Group and inform proactively the Group entities and headquarters on a regular basis.
  • Have a clear understanding of the decision-making process in the EU specifically, and at large, in the various international decision bodies affecting regulations.
  • Coordinate with internal experts on relevant EU issues by organising joint meetings with MEPs or by creating speaking opportunities in Brussels.
  • Analyse the impact of EU legislations and regulations on the Volvo Group’s activities and advise internally on related positions.
  • Provide EU intelligence to the Volvo Group entities.

 

About the Requirements

  • Either a degree in engineering/science or related fields, OR a degree in European Affairs or similar with a past exposure to engineering and technology
  • Several years of relevant professional experience as part of a consultancy, EU institution, trade association or other applicable professional environment.
  • Ideally, a completed internship within one of the EU institutions and have minimum several years of experience in the Brussels’ EU affairs advocacy field.
  • Significant experience in working for global multicultural business environments and a genuine interest in teaming-up with people would be an asset.
  • Experience of working on engineering and/or regulatory systems related to automotive policies/manufacturing and regulations, including e.g. work on batteries/tech innovation, but also telecoms or data
  • Solid understanding of the decision-making process in the EU and in the various decision bodies affecting regulations.
  • Demonstrated successful performance in understanding and thriving in complex policy-making environments.
  • Confident to represent the Volvo Group towards the EU institutions, and profile it according to its vision and values.
  • Ability to constantly build and maintain the Group reputation as a trustworthy partner of EU institutions and of EU decision-makers.
  • Capability to embrace different high-tech fields.
  • Fluency in English, with additional fluency in French or German being a major, differentiating asset.
  • Willingness/ability to travel occasionally (primarily to Sweden and France).

 

About the Offer

  • Join a role that is strategic for the Group in engaging with the European institutions and delivering intelligence on policy/regulatory developments.
  • Reporting directly to the Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, who works closely with the CEO, you will also occasionally be briefing the CEO on EU policy.
  • This role will also provide the opportunity to delve into a range of interesting topics, which can partly also be reshuffled internally depending on your interest.
  • Competitive salary and package, including potential benefits such as a company car.

LocationBrussels

SectorAutomotive; Transport & Mobility