Ramp-Up Manager

Volkswagen Group Services - Portugal – Group IT Sales HUB /
Perm Contract /
The Company

Volkswagen Group Services is a Volkswagen Group company oriented towards working for Group companies worldwide. We provide services in the areas of production, logistics, data engineering (IT), engineering, quality, business services, human resources, communication and administrative and financial services. We are focused on our clients’ activities and take responsibility for carrying them out on their behalf.

What are the skills of a Ramp-Up Manager

Results-driven team player with proven ability to lead and manage a team of individuals effectively. Over three years' cumulative experience providing optimal customer service in a variety of settings. Experienced in providing quality customer experience in the fast-paced and high-volume work environment. Tech-savvy and skilled in learning new programs and software in a timely manner.
To work in this capacity, the following skills are needed – 
• A strong understanding of ramp operations. 
• The ability to read, speak and understand the English language.
• Good communication skills.
• Outgoing personality.
• And relevant work experience. 
• Willing to travel.

What are the responsibilities of a Ramp Up Manager?

Creating a team
• Discussing & analyzing the current status of the products, their roadmap and reflecting the organizational requirements from a GROUP IT SALES Hub perspective (team size, language, long-term strategy and GROUP IT SALES strategy);
• Understanding the viability of the technical scope, highlighting risks and dependencies before the team is ramped up;
• Creating and owning the strategy for new teams, working closely with product management, business developer, existing engineers and other stakeholders;
• Actively participating & driving the ramp-up phase of the teams: hiring interviews, finances, contact with Munich, onboarding, logistics, conferences, and meetups;

Part of the Management team
• Brainstorming the steps needed to achieve goals that benefit the long-term vision of the hub and its teams;
• Actively contributing to the execution of these steps;
• Taking over responsibility for further overhead topics like:
- Business Development;
- Finance/Controlling;
- Marketing related topics;
- HR related topics;
- Office Development & Operations;

Part of the Management team as a local delivery Lead
• Manager of the SoW at VWGS;
• Ensuring the team has all necessary resources from VWGS and GROUP IT SALES to deliver the product;
• Communicating relevant decisions made by VWGS and GROUP IT SALES;
• Initializing changes to this SoW from VWGS side;
• Determining necessary headcount and skills;
• Staying in close contact with the GROUP IT SALES responsible;
• Being the point of escalation at VWGS for problems in the project.

Your Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in related field or comparable job expertise;
    • At least 3 years of experience in similar roles;
    • Background in IT;
    • Previous experience working with digital products in an international context;
    • Very good English skills, both written and spoken;
    • Good analytical capabilities and a strong sense of accountability and ownership.
    • Leadership abilities;
    • Strong people skills and team-oriented mindset (Interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, empathy, conflict management).

What we offer:

    • Attractive Remuneration
    • Flexible work hours and hybrid mode
    • Attractive workspace
    • Active Health Care
    • Employee Benefits
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Ref: Level A