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Business Engagement Manager – RnD & Manufacturing



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Business Engagement Manager – RnD & Manufacturing

We are now looking to strengthen the Business Engagement area by recruiting a Business Engagement Manager for RnD and Manufacturing.

What we can offer you

In this new role as Business Engagement Manager RnD & Manucaturing, you will be joining a dedicated team that on a day to day basis make an real impact in the business. The team works in close collaboration with colleagues within other departments, but also in close alignment with our strategic initiatives, enabling change for Husqvarna through their work.

You will be working in a global context, but in a very flat organization with close decision making. You will be joining the function during a large change journey, where your input might affect the direction of change. At Husqvarna you are working together with colleagues and partners from all over the world and you will have great development opportunities - enabling personal and professional growth.

Organization Description – Construction Division IT (CD GIS)

Husqvarna Construction Division Global Information Services (CD GIS) is a fairly new organization with the purpose to further strengthen the IT delivery towards the business and be seen as a true business partner. The organization can be seen as a broker between the business and IT. The organization consists of five different functions; Business Engagement, Governance, Operations and Enterprise Architecture.

Department Description

One of the departments within Husqvarna CD GIS is the Business Engagement Department. The purpose of the department is to bridge the gap between the business and IT. The department consists of a number of Business Engagement Manager positions and a pool with resources such as Business Analysts and Project Managers.

Position/Job Description

At Husqvarna Group, the Business Engagement Manager position is similar to ITIL’s Business Relationship Manager. The Business Engagement Manager 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. The Business Engagement Manager shall function as a catalysator for IT solutions within the business and contribute in the ongoing digitalization journey.

Key responsibilities as Business Engagement Manager are:

  • Take an active part in Husqvarna Group PLM and Manufacturing transformation projects.

  • Be the link between Business and IT, related to the PLM transformation project.

  • Communicate Program progress towards Business and GIS both in written and in meetings.

  • Pro-actively drive and support RnD/PLM and Manufacturing related topics.

  • Act as a project manager for sub areas related to the programs.

  • Propose and create agendas and share information with top management.

  • Build and maintain good relations with key business stakeholders as well as IT colleagues.

  • Collect demands, make business cases and start-up change initiatives within domains.

  • Be up to date with latest technology within relevant areas.

  • Take an active part in and contribute to the Extended CD GIS Management Team.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for the deliveries and progress of the actual project portfolio including project financials (budget, forecast etc.)

  • Line Manager responsibility when appropriate.

The Business Engagement Manager reports directly to the Business Engagement Director and is in addition part of the Extended Management Team, led by the Vice President IT Services & Solutions Construction.

Job requirements

To be successful as a Business Engagement Manager, you should most likely have the following capabilities and experiences:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent education or experience.

  • Proven knowledge and experience within relevant areas and larger transformation projects.

  • Have extended knowledge and experience from RnD and Manufacturing industries.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience; preferably from Business Relationship Management, Delivery Management, Program/Project Management or similar.

  • Experience from Project Management and from working in Steering Committees.

  • Experience from an IT delivery organization.

  • Experience from financial planning (Budget, Forecast etc.)

  • Fluent in English.

In this position, personal suitability is of the essence. Therefore, we think that you are driven, self-going and structured as a person and that you have excellent communication and networking skills.


Jonsered, but travels will occur.

Your application

Can you envision yourself being a part of this? If so, apply as soon as possible, but no later than 2022-10-16. We apply ongoing selection.

If you have any questions regarding the position contact Peter Strömberg - and about the recruitment process please contact Talent Acquisition Partner Matilda Björkegren –

Union representatives:

Union representatives: Soili Johansson – Unionen,

Cameron Rad – Sveriges Ingenjörer; Akademikerföreningen (Represent all SACO-unions),

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. 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.

Last date to apply:

16 oktober 2022

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