Head of Polestar Design Operations

Göteborg, Sweden

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Head of Polestar Design Operations

Let us describe the challenge we offer

As Head of Design Operations you will have the overall responsibility for Operations at Polestar Design. This includes the areas of Project Management, Physical Modelling, Studio Engineering, (Digital Design and Visualization), Design Quality and Business Support Office. You will make sure that Polestar Design has the prerequisites to run all assigned projects in a professional and quality assured way and, will be planning in an strategic manner for the technical development and improvements for methods and tools. As Head of Design Operations you will be leading and developing a team of managers with their respective teams and have a good overview and understanding of the needs in all ongoing design projects as well as defining operational needs and predicting the required needs for the future. VP Design Operations reports to the Head of Polestar Design.

What you´ll do

  • Developing and leading the Design Operations team.
  • Setting operational strategies and identifying and executing efficiency and effectiveness improvements across Polestar Design.
  • Ensuring a good interaction and collaboration with Volvo Cars and Volvo Cars Design.
  • Ensuring a good collaboration with internal and external engineering partners.
  • Planning activities and programs with external suppliers and ensuring optimum efficiency.
  • Participating in the management team, chairing ‘Design Management Meetings’ and ‘Operations Management Meeting´.

You and your skills

We see that you have an extensive understanding and a practical knowledge of processes and tools within automotive product design. You have an ability to manage and analyse financial data, forecast, budget etc. The relevant education and training to cover statutory health and safety requirements and knowledge of planning and execution of high level operational development strategies. Also knowledge and experience in the planning and construction process of a design studio is required for this role.

To thrive in this role, we believe that you need to be a leader with great collaboration and communication abilities. You have a curious mindset with a passion for Design Operations and you are comfortable in leading leaders in a changing environment. 

Key attributes

  • Previous leadership and people management experience, encouraging the team of senior managers to deliver on targets and goals
  • Excellent communicator with an open and structured mind
  • An ability to connect and communicate with all levels of the company
  • Persistency to pursue targets and make decisions


Polestar - the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalyzing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit.

Is this you?

If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled. 

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