Today there is some news from within NEVS that they have hired their HR manager. TTELA have an article today in which we are introduced to Birgitta Jäghem Löfving a 52 year old lady with automotive ties and is currently looking for new leadership of the Saab factory.
Looking at her resume from the automotive world, she was among other things, in charge of recruitment when Volvo started its factory in Uddevalla-85.
She has worked with HR – human resources-throughout her life, was personnel manager for a number, destination countries – Germany and Japan among others – and in recent years as a consultant.
Some of the most important pieces of this interview were these below about hiring and what they need and even mention some collaboration with a certain engineering company:
They began two weeks ago and have several hundred expressions of interest via NEVS’s website to review. But it’s still early days, emphasizes Jäghem Löfving and continues:
– We have said we need engineers but exactly how many will we determine successively with the management team. That’s what we’re trying to put first, and interviews are ongoing during the summer.
– There will be many former Saab employees in NEVS, yes. We will need those who know and can this existing platform. But we will of course also to develop a new car so it will be a new approach, a new product and a new organization, so there may be a combination. We would love to have employee core competencies, this critical skill, but we’re obviously no stranger to collaboration with the engineering company that they launched here in Trollhättan.
When asked why she believes in the company, Jäghem Löfving had this to say:
It is a combination of new construction – I triggered it off and new products – and the concept itself is about the environment and that we need to change our thinking about the fuel that is appealing. That there is something we need for the future.
Weather you like or hate the idea of an EV, you have to see this as a good hire. Birgitta Jäghem Löfving has a ton of experience in HR and has experience within the automotive world with her work with Volvo recruitment, I don’t know that we could ask for much more then that.
It is also stated that in August the NEVS website will have information posted on which jobs can be searched. I know this isn’t huge news but it is nice that when all is quiet out here that things are still moving. If you are a former employee of Saab and you have your application out there, I wish you all the best, in a perfect world you would all be hired back.