Head of Surface Design

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Head of Surface Design

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Our design team is growing at a fast pace, and we are lucky to have such a dynamic and creative team on this journey. At this rate, we are looking for you that will take on the overall responsibility for the surface design development teams at Polestar Design, which already consists of highly talented Concept and CAS modelers, Class-A modelers, and Visualization specialists. This position is based at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

What you’ll do

This is a role where you will be making sure that the design ideas are realized by supporting a skilled team and latest tools in CAD and Visualization. You will have the overall responsibility for digital deliveries and releases from Polestar Design. You will be securing that Polestar Design’s digital teams and all projects are manned with proper skill sets and equipment. In general, your trained skillset will enable you to have a good overview and understanding of the needs in all ongoing design projects. Further on, you will define workflow, work process and prerequisites for the team to get the best conditions for a high productivity as well as defining the software or hardware tools needed to be used in the projects. This role includes strategic planning for improvement of methods and tools for digital design development where you will also manage and maintain relationships with external suppliers.

You will also:

  • Coordinate Digital Modelling work made by external companies
  • Provide resources by attracting, recruiting, and retaining people to match the business needs
  • Develop long-term career and competence plans
  • Create conditions for a good working atmosphere and team spirit
  • Be accountable for planning and monitoring budget within your area


Who you are

We are looking for a great communicator with a passionate interest in motivating team members to realize their full potential. For you, it’s all about creating well-being in the team, stemming from excellent people management skills and experience as a manager. You have a flexible mindset which is perfectly matched with your approach of planning in a structured, methodological, and analytical manner. Along with your can-do attitude, we believe you to have experience from working in an international environment.

We also see that you have:

  • A very good understanding and knowledge of design, engineering, and process work
  • Solid working experience from the automotive industry
  • A degree from a technical university or equivalent


At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar is in a scale up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.

Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.


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.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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