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Group Director IP Legal, Trademarks & Designs publicerad av Volvo Group

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The importance of IP for the Volvo Group is growing with increasing technology complexity in areas as vehicle automation, electromobility and connectivity. This results in higher IP intensity on the market, and convergence between industries. Do you want to join us and be a part of the journey? 
In the Volvo Group IP department we have three highly specialized and competent teams; IP Legal, Trademarks & Designs, Patents and IP Strategy & Portfolio, with IP responsibility for the complete Volvo Group. 

We are now looking for a
Group Director IP Legal, Trademarks & Designs
You will lead the team that is responsible for all kinds of IP enforcement and defense matters, IP legal advice and trademark and design filing and prosecution. Further you will be part of the Volvo Group IP management team and report to the Vice President Volvo Group IP.  
Main activities and responsibilities
  • Drive the IP defence/enforcement activities
  • Drive the trademarks’ and designs’ activities
  • Proactively assess and drive continuous improvements of the team’s responsibility areas and scope
  • Manage and provide legal advice, relating to IP in general, to the daily business operations, including from time to time participating in contract negotiations and larger projects with IP impact
  • Actively participate in the Volvo Group IP management team to drive the mission and target image of the Volvo Group IP department
  • Promote and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal IP policies, guidelines and directives and securing relevant updates
  • Participate in and support the development, updates and fulfillment of the Volvo Group IP Plan
  • Manage and follow up on budget for the team
  • Manage outside providers of legal services related to the team activities
Critical competencies and skills
As Group Director IP Legal, Trademarks & Designs, you shall have a Master of law. You shall have in-depth knowledge of various IP legislation and solid experience of handling all kinds of IP issues, such as IP related agreements, as well as IP enforcement and defense matters. Also, substantial knowledge about handling trademark and design filings and prosecution is important. In addition, solid experience from leading or having extensive own responsibilities in IP operations, as an in-house counsel or at a law firm, and management skills are needed.
Furthermore, it is important that you have 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. 
For further information please contact
Susann Vahlenbreder Hecht, VP Volvo Group IP, Group Trucks Technology, +46 323 69 99
Function HR, Agneta Haglund +46 31 322 17 32



Om företaget

Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport an infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society.

The Volvo Group was founded based on the idea that technology should serve the needs of people. Our customers use our trucks, buses, construction equipment, engines and services to drive growth and sustainable development throughout society. We are about 95.000 employees in 190 markets and we all share the mission – Driving prosperity through transport solutions.

We believe in a work climate characterised by respect for the individual. We believe that diversity and inclusion increase engagement, generate innovation and develop our business. Along with challenging tasks and major technological paradigm shifts ahead, that will completely change the way we live, all these things make the Volvo Group the place you want to be – now and in coming years. There have never been more exciting times working with transport solutions.

Our company culture also expresses how we interact with each other, with our customers and with society as a whole, to achieve our business objectives. It is rooted in our history and is critical to our company’s long term success. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.

The wanted Volvo Group culture is described by five values. They serve as a guide to our day to day behavior, they drive our decisions at all levels of the organization. They express our shared beliefs across regions and entities and create the base for a high performing culture. We value:

Customer success

Does this sound interesting? We’d love to hear from you and tell you more about a future career with us or follow us in social media to stay up to date with what´s going on in the world of Volvo Group!


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