Project Manager to business group Transport Solutions

Title: Project Manager

Company: Axel Johnson International

Employment type: Full-time employment

Last day to apply: 2019-10-04

We are looking for a project manager for Transport Solutions, one of the business groups within Axel Johnson International. You report to and work closely with Transport Solutions Managing Director. You are based at the Gothenburg office, Aröds Industriväg 72, but you are expected to travel a lot, both in Sweden and in Europe.

About the role:
In the role of project manager, you are responsible for managing, planning and implementing projects that span from a couple of days to several months. You will be working on several different tasks at the same time, independently or together with project members from our companies and the Business Group.

The focus will be on the business, digitalisation and M&A, but also on purchasing and product related projects. Therefore, it is important that you are familiar with the entire value chain and preferably with experience from manufacturing companies in the transport and automotive industry. It is valuable if you have knowledge of digitalisation projects, both for internal processes and for customer interfaces. The role is broad with a lot of ad hoc-tasks and there is big opportunity to influence the content of the role.

Your job responsibilities include:
 Planning and leading projects supporting the companies in marketing, digitalization, purchasing and production processes
 Participate in and lead M&A projects, from analysis to acquisition process
 Market, competitor and cost revenue analysis
 Participate in Axel Johnson International group projects
 Assist the company MDs and Business Group MD with analysis and participate in the strategic work of the various subsidiaries
 Participate in exhibitions

In summary, this is a very broad role where the project management function is only part of the work and where you will work near the business and the companies. Transport Solutions is in an expansive phase and in addition to supporting existing companies, the Business Group’s mission is to expand the group to new markets and branches.

A degree in engineering/finance or equivalent with at least 3 years of experience in a similar role at a large company or as a consultant. Preferably you have experience with product ownership, production or company acquisitions. You speak and write both Swedish and English fluently.

You are independent in your role and analytical in your way of thinking. You are communicative and outgoing, and you enjoy a high pace of work. You have an open mind and are good at pushing projects forward and engaging colleagues and suppliers. You are good at gathering information and presenting it in an understandable way. We take for granted that you have a strong interest in the business and contributing to improved efficiency.

About Axel Johnson International:
Axel Johnson International is a privately owned industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and industrial process solutions. At Axel Johnson International we have an entrepreneurial culture where decentralised and committed leadership enables quick decisions. The group has four focus areas: digitalisation, service, sustainability and people development.

The group comprises more than 110 companies that together employ 4,100 people in 27 countries. Annual sales are EUR 960 million. Transport Solutions is one of five business groups and the companies within Transport Solutions offer innovative solutions in load securing and vehicle components. Read more about Transport Solutions at

Contact information for application:

Send your CV and application to Business Controller Hanna Uddenstig,, +46 70 562 84 02.
For questions call Transport Solutions Managing Director Erik Eklöv, +46 703 20 29 39