Business Engagement Director to Husqvarna Group



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Business Engagement Director to Husqvarna Group

Job Title

Business Engagement Director to Husqvarna Group

Organizational Unit

Husqvarna Group


Bachelor's Degree


Jonsered - Jonsered, SE (Primary)

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Date Needed By


Job Type


Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge in your career, a challenge that involves building up and setting the standard for a newly formed IT function? Do you have previous experience working in a role where you are the bridge between the business and the IT function? Then this might be the position for you!

About us
Husqvarna Construction Global Information Services (CP GIS) is a newly established organization which consists of two IT delivery departments, IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture and a dedicated Business Engagement function. The organization is part of Husqvarna Group Global Information Services (GIS),) which provides services to the entire Husqvarna Group with the purpose to be a strong partner to the business. 

To ensure better support for the business and to strengthen the IT delivery CP GIS is now expanding the Business Engagement capability with a dedicated organization for Business Engagement. The current plan indicates that the Business Engagement organization shall contain several Business Engagement Managers as well as a resource pool with resources such as Work Package Leaders and Business Analysts, that will support the Business Engagement Managers.

About the job
At Husqvarna, Business Engagement is similar to ITIL’s Business Relationship Management area. The Business Engagement Director is simply put the IT key-account manager with one leg in the technology and one leg in the business. The purpose is to understand the business and proactively see how IT can be used to further strengthen the business. Business Engagement shall function as a catalysator for IT solutions within the business and contribute in the ongoing digitalization journey. 

The Business Engagement Director will be in charge of building the organization unit and establishing new processes and routines, setting the framework for this unit and how to work operationally within this area. 

Key responsibilities and tasks also includes:

  • In a startup phase, act as a Business Engagement Manager for a dedicated area
  • Be part of the ongoing strategy work to strengthen the IT delivery
  • Build operational excellence and enable IT to be a true partner to the business

In this position you will take an active part in the CP GIS Management Team and participate in management decision-making processes. The role also includes close collaboration with Marketing, Sales and R&D. As this is a leadership position you will manage a team of direct reports.

You will report to VP IT Services & Solutions Construction.

Job Requirements

Relevant background
We believe you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar role, preferably within Business Relationship Management as well as experience being part of a management team. You have a bachelor or master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Businesses or similar or have gained the theoretical background through work experience. You possess great leadership skills and have experience leading leaders. Excellent communications skills and fluent in English both orally and in writing. 

Who are you?
As for your personal skills we think you are a self-driven person holding strong business acumen. You have a strategic mindset when developing and implementing strategies in order to reach set goals. With a holistic perspective you are quick to understand how things are connected and know how to plan, organize and prioritize work effectively in a fast-paced work environment. Moreover, we believe you are a natural at building contact networks and maintain relationships as well as co-operate with both internal and external colleagues. You see yourself as both a leader and a team player and are not afraid of being hands-on when needed. 

The position is located in Jonsered, just outside Gothenburg. Location could potentially be discussed.   

Husqvarna Group offers a global dynamic workplace with good work environment. Being a part of this team you will get the chance to work with a lot of experienced and skilled people. We offer an important, flexible and challenging position that will give you as a person a good possibility for personal and professional development.  

Your application
Send your application including resumé and personal letter. Last day to apply is August 9th, 2020. Due to vacation period no applications will be processed until mid august. Eventual questions regarding the role or the recruitment process will be answered earliest week 32.

For questions regarding the position or the recruitment process please contact: 
Hiring Manager – Lina Fjälling, 
Recruiter – Amanda Augustsson,
Union representatives:
Unionen: Malin Björnberg -
Sveriges Ingenjörer: Vladimir Gutic -

What happens after you applied?
When the application date is due, we will review your application carefully to see if your profile matches the requirements of the vacant position. If we believe you are a potential candidate for the role, you will be invited for an initial interview. In preparation for the interview you will receive information about the arrangement as well as other steps in the process, such as second interviews, assessments, references and introduction. We are planning to hold initial interviews during week 34 and 35. If you aren’t chosen to proceed in the process, you will be informed of this at the latest when the position has been filled.

About Husqvarna Group
Husqvarna Group is a world-leading producer of outdoor power products for garden, park and forest care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a world leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.
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