Director Disruptive Product Creation & Industrialization – Autoliv

Autoliv is a leading global provider of automotive safety systems, offering a comprehensive range of products and services to enhance the safety of drivers and passengers. With over 80 years of experience, Autoliv has established itself as a trusted partner to leading automakers around the world. The company’s portfolio of products includes seat belts, airbags, steering wheels, and electronics, all designed to meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Autoliv invests heavily in research and development, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in automotive safety.

Autoliv is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset to join them as “Director – Disruptive Product Creation & Industrialization”. This exciting opportunity calls for a growth mindset and a can-do attitude, togheter with strong networking- and collaboration skills. In this position, you will lead the development of a new area of business and system solutions in collaboration with customers and partners while working closely with key internal areas.

Experience & Competence
• Experience and achievements in building new innovative business solutions, from an
early stage into a commercial offering
• Experience in partnership driven development of complex solutions
• Good technical understanding and experience, with an emphasis on software
• Experiences of building partnership and relationships
• Understanding and experience from the automotive industry and its eco-system
• Chassis and control understanding form automotive or similar is a merit
• Experience in SW in combination with mechatronics development (Software Defined
Vehicles), is a merit
• Fluent in English

Personality & Leadership
• Growth “start-up” mindset and a can-do attitude with a clear drive, positive mentality,
and high energy
• Structured, focused, systematic and “to the point” but still flexible
• A people person that has the ability to build long-term relationships both internally
and externally
• Credible and excellent communication style
• Perseverance with an ability to make things happen in a large organization
• Have the will and energy, enjoy stepping into an early phase and be stubborn enough
to get things accomplished
• Strong entrepreneurship and collaboration skills, respond to differences and be able to
dialogue and move forward in a positive way
• Great networking skills and able to get networks, partners and investors on board and

Areas of responsibilities
• Develop new area of business and system solutions in collaboration with customers(s)
and partners based on a decided overall strategy
• Scout and drive partnerships for the full system
• Facilitate decisions strategically as well as operational
• Set system requirements and execute a scalable system together with a first customer
• Collaboration with key internal areas as well as high degree of external partners

Overall Goals of the Role

Long term
• Create and develop a new and sustainable Business Area within Autoliv
• 100 000 lives saved by 2030 (currently Autoliv saves 35 000 lives annually)

Medium term
• Recruit and develop needed key competencies (initially 4-5 people, within 1-2
years up to 15 people
• Develop a MVP for the new Business Area

Short term
• Set team structure and build a diverse team for needed capabilities in the new
• Find and select suitable partners and a “friendly” customer for the development

Placement: Lindholmen, Göteborg
Start: ASAP
Travel: Regular business travels
Office time: Hybrid, indication 3 days/week in office


We’re looking forward to answer your questions and supply you with more information. Please contact:


Sanna Fredholm
+46 72 189 34 51


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