Öhlins is looking for a Project Manager

Öhlins Racing is a Swedish company with global operations. For over 40 years we have produced advanced suspension systems, and over the years more than 300 world championship titles have been won with the help of our technology. Since January 2019 Öhlins Racing is a subsidiary of Tenneco. Tenneco is an American enterprise which is one of the leading companies within design, manufacturing and distribution of ride performance products and technologies. Today Öhlins Racing develops and manufactures front forks, shock absorbers and steering dampers for racing and street use for motorcycles, cars and mountain bikes. Our co-workers have many different professional skills and backgrounds. What unites us is a passion for world-class innovation and technology.


This is a great opportunity to join us as a Project Manager in our Öhlins Racing AB office in Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

In this key role, you are part of Project Office Team and you are primarily responsible for managing product development and customer application projects and for further developing our processes and our project methodology. Some business development projects are also led by the project office.

Do you want to be part of the development of the suspension system of the future and help our customers go faster, safer and more comfortable Are you ready to join a global automotive organization and boost your career? Don't hesitate, apply now!

Key Responsibilities

  • to lead different types of projects, mainly product development projects and customer application projects.
  • to be responsible for developing, verifying and production launch of new products in accordance with set requirements.
  • to be responsible for planning and follow-up of requirements, design, product verification, component procurement, documentation as well as resources and budget.
  • to report on the project's progress to the steering group, customer and other stakeholders.

Your project team will consist of people with expertise in mechanical and hydraulic design, mechatronics, purchasing, testing, production technology, etc.

Part of the position as project manager involves actively participating in the project office's joint responsibility to develop our tools and models for project management.

Required Experience

What will make you successful:

Our customers put high demands on our ability to communicate, efficiently manage projects and deliver the desired result within time and budget. This means that you must have an operational project management competence at the same time as you have a strategic view of the project management work.

  • Master of Science in Engineering, preferably with a mechatronic background or equivalent. A great interest in technology and a good understanding of technical contexts is required.
  • 3 years of experience of working as a project manager for product development projects in the manufacturing industry.
  • We operate in an international environment, which means that in addition to being able to express oneself well in Swedish in speech and writing, good knowledge of English is a requirement.
  • Experience from the automotive industry standards IATF-16949, ISO-9001: 2015, ISO-26262 and the project model APQP is highly advantageous merit.
  • The service is located at the company's premises in Upplands Väsby. The work involves some travel as our customers and suppliers are primarily in Europe and Japan.

Personal profile

We will put great importance to your personality.

  • You are communicative, responsible and driven.
  • You have the ability to build trust and can enthuse different kinds of people to achieve results together.
  • You are confident in your role as project manager.

What We Offer

Öhlins' operations are based on our operating system, ÖVS. ÖVS focuses on continuous improvements of our processes, where safety, quality, delivery and finances are priority areas. Through our core values, we also highlight the behaviors we believe are important for a successful company, for example to work as one team.

As innovation and new thinking are crucial to Öhlin's operations, we are keen to give our employees the opportunity to continuously develop in their roles. That is why we work, among other things, with individualized competence development.

Öhlins Racing strives for an even gender distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity.

What You Can Expect Next

Our team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

If you have questions regarding the position as Project Manager, please contact Per Linhein, Project Management Manager +46 8 586 024 03.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Öhlins Racing AB

Instrumentvägen 8-10
Upplands Vasby Stockholm Directions info@ohlins.se +46 (0) 8 590 025 00 View page

Join us!

“Skill has always been a key success factor for us. That is why we focus on recruiting people with high levels of capability and motivation. This has always been important to me personally.”

– Kenth Öhlin, founder

Our employees are important to us. No matter their position, their commitment is the reason for our success. We want our employees to feel motivated and involved. This is why you should join us:

  • A unique company

    Öhlins is a Swedish company with branch offices and subsidiaries in Asia, Europe and USA. We are one of the leading brands in our industry.

  • Long term commitment

    Because we have a long term commitment to our business, we have the ability to invest in innovation.

  • An inspiring place to work

    Our co-workers are motivated and have a strong momentum for their work.

This is our culture

Öhlins Operating System, ÖOS, is the foundation of our business. ÖOS focuses on continuous improvement of our processes, where safety, quality, delivery and economy are the priorities.

Our common values are a part of ÖOS. They help us to shape our culture and to bring together the various units of the company. The values lead us to a continuous strive to:

  • always try to see possibilities
  • concentrate on solutions
  • show each other respect
  • be visionaries
  • dare to be the best

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