In the position as Group Director Patents you will be responsible for the Volvo Group patent organization with employees in five countries. The Swedish team, as well as two managers responsible for two global teams, report directly to the Group Director. The position offers a global working environment with dedicated and professional colleagues.
You will report to the Vice President Volvo Group IP, Group Trucks Technology, in a role with executive management visibility.
As Group Director Patents, you shall have a Master of Science or similar technical degree. You shall have in-expert knowledge of patent law in the main jurisdictions and knowledge of trademark, design and trade secret law. We will require strong IP expertise and comprehensive patent attorney capabilities. Also, qualification and authorization to practice before a national or regional patent office is relevant. It is essential that you have up to date knowledge on IP strategies, trends, development and practices including in-depth knowledge of technology- and/or IP-based competitiveness. We will also need good business knowledge and understanding.
Furthermore, it is important that you have strong leadership competence with the ability to build effective teams and be customer focused. Also, you should be able to instill trust to different parts of an organization, including top management, and be out-come focused with the ability to navigate in both formal channels and informal networks in organizations. A co-operative mindset, good ability to quickly assess new situations, sound judgment, genuine business interest and communication skills are also important pre-requisites for this position. We offer a global working environment with dedicated and professional colleagues and good development opportunities.
To conclude we are looking for a positive, dynamic person with not only a passion for IP issues but also for developing people.