Everything starts and ends with people
Our people are our most valuable asset
For Scania, our people are our most valuable asset. In a dynamic environment you contribute with your knowledge and unique background to the diversity that is part of our success. This is a place for all kinds – generalists, specialists and managers. If you are motivated and prepared to take responsibility, you have every opportunity here.
we drive real change
When you join our journey towards a sustainable transform system, you are contributing to the future of transport. You are part of a team that can truly make a difference, part of a powerful force with a proven track record, the ability to make things happen and create real change. Being part of this strong, supportive culture lets people grow and contribute.
Our success is based on the core values – Customer first, Respect for the individual, Elimination of waste, Determination, Team Spirit and Integrity. They reflect our journey towards a more sustainable future and a role in the ecosystem, as well as our position within Volkswagen Truck & Bus. These values will continue to be integral to the way we run our company, building a global leadership in sustainable transport.
At Scania, our mission is to become the world’s leading provider of sustainable transport solutions. As a Scania employee, you will play an important role in helping us to deliver sustainable societies. To support you, Scania promotes a strong learning culture across each of our workplaces. With this approach, our employees are continuously challenged to think differently.
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
For Scania, diversity and inclusion is a strategic necessity. By having employees with the widest possible range of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, we ensure we have the right people and together with an inclusive corporate culture this drives our business forward.
We recognise the importance of health and wellbeing of our employees to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Scania Australia have partnered with some of Australia’s leading brands to offer corporate discounts to a variety of health related services.
Recognition & Awards
We believe team members that go the extra mile deserve recognition. Through recognising and celebrating employment and personal milestones through to annual credit awards, celebration of key diversity events and referral incentives we strive to recognise our employees’ achievements.
Flexible Working Arrangements defines the future of work at Scania Australia as we strive to improve our employees’ work-life balance and job satisfaction.
Salary Packaging & Novated Leasing
Salary package a new, used or existing car and its running costs or work-related expenses and tools of trade with some of your before-tax salary.
Company Bonus Scheme
It is important that all employees understand how their work contributes to the company’s performance and profitability. Eligible employees will be entitled to a company bonus and be recognised if overall, we achieve our yearly targets.
Training & Professional Development
We have a comprehensive portfolio of structured and effective training courses, ranging from nationally recognised Apprenticeships and Technician qualifications, to leadership and management development including operational training available to Scania employees.
Paid Parental Leave
Scania is committed to supporting parents through their journey into parenthood and transitioning them back to work.
Scania Top Team
Scania Top Team is an awarded competitive training programme developed to continually enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism and teamwork in Scania’s workshops all over the world. The competition also helps attract skilled professionals to the industry.
Meet our Employees
STATE SALES MANAGER
"Apart from Scania being a global brand, they predominantly own their own dealer network in Australia. This means there’s a structure and a career path within a company-owned business."
Marketing and CommunicationsPromoting Scania´s brand and core values, communication specialists work in local context with tasks including coordinating communications operations, managing press and media relationships and organising events like press conferences and driver competitions.Promoting Scania´s brand and core values, communication specialists work in local context with tasks including coordinating communications operations, managing press and media relationships and organising events like press conferences and driver competitions.
SalesThe world is changing rapidly and with it the business landscape. Our business model focuses on how we can improve our customer’s profitability.The world is changing rapidly and with it the business landscape. Our business model focuses on how we can improve our customer’s profitability.
Take the opportunity to work as a service technician at ScaniaScania’s customers demand fast and reliable service and, with an increasing number of vehicles on the roads, the service sector is key to our success. Scania has dealers and service workshops throughout the world and employs some 18,400 staff in this area.Scania’s customers demand fast and reliable service and, with an increasing number of vehicles on the roads, the service sector is key to our success. Scania has dealers and service workshops throughout the world and employs some 18,400 staff in this area.
Research and developmentScania has a strong focus on Research and Development in order to remain at the cutting edge of technology and drive development within the industry.Scania has a strong focus on Research and Development in order to remain at the cutting edge of technology and drive development within the industry.
Production and logisticsProduction & logistics work with continuous improvements. All employees contribute to the work, something that generates engagement and pride.Production & logistics work with continuous improvements. All employees contribute to the work, something that generates engagement and pride.
PurchasingPurchasing plays a crucial role in the company’s development and is continually striving to challenge, develop and optimise processes to meet Scania’s high demands.Purchasing plays a crucial role in the company’s development and is continually striving to challenge, develop and optimise processes to meet Scania’s high demands.
ITInformation Technology is an integrated part of Scania’s core business. The competences range from system development to maintenance and support.Information Technology is an integrated part of Scania’s core business. The competences range from system development to maintenance and support.
Human resourcesWork within Human Resources is conducted in line with defined processes and in close collaboration with the organisation.Work within Human Resources is conducted in line with defined processes and in close collaboration with the organisation.
Meet our Executive Management Team
Dean Dal Santo
Director of Truck Sales
Dean leads the company’s Truck sales operations and has been with Scania since 2001, starting as a graduate. His career path has taken him through a development program holding various positions leading Wholesale functions and Sales teams. Dean was appointed Sales Director Truck in 2018.
Dean is focused on leading sales teams to succeed in selling Scania sustainable solutions to customers.
Director of Sales Bus & Power Solutions
Julian has been instrumental in growing the Bus and Engine division. His most recent appointment with Scania was in 2012 where he commenced as the National Manager, Retail Bus Sales. In 2018 Julian was appointed as the Director of Bus and Power Solutions.
Julian is passionate about overseeing Scania Australia’s transition to Zero Emission Public Transport and the reduction of the CO2 footprint for the benefit of future generations.
Director of Aftersales
Patrik joined Scania Australia in 2019 as the Director of Aftersales. Patrik joined from Scania’s head office in Sweden where he served as the Global Sales Director of Parts and Service. Other roles include Scania China Pre Sales Director and Trucks Global Product Management.
Patrik is passionate about people, the Scania Way and our core values. It’s become part of who I am.
Regional Executive Manager VIC & NSW
Sean joined Scania Australia in 2012, originally from the UK he has worked for Scania Sweden and South Africa. In Australia, he commenced as the National Services and Sales Manager, and as the National Aftersales Manager and in 2019 was appointed Regional Executive Manager
Sean is passionate about empowering teams so they can deliver excellent levels of customer service and in turn generate good results for Scania.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael commenced with Scania Australia in 2015 as Regional Executive Manager – Western Australia following a successful career in the automotive aftermarket. During 2021 South Australia /Northern Territory and Queensland were added to his responsibilities.
Michael’s passion is supporting the development of our team and securing new talent – then letting them get on and get things done.
Director of Business Support
Hanna commenced her career at Scania in Sweden as a vehicle ergonomist, and as the for the modularisation division of Research and Development. Before joining Scania Australia as Business Support Director in 2019 Hanna was working with Scania India as the Business Support Director.
Director of People & Culture
Michele commenced as Scania’s Director of People and Culture in 2018. Prior to joining Scania Michele has held many senior HR roles across a variety of sectors including; aged care and disability service, manufacturing, medical research, banking and finance as well as IT and telecommunications.
Michele leads with a passion for creating great places to work, it is about creating a culture where everyone can thrive.
Chief Financial Officer
Sumith Vellaikal joined Scania Australia in 2013 from Scania in South Africa via Scania Sweden, where he had worked in Business Control. He joined Scania Australia as the Business Control Manager in 2013 and was confirmed as Scania Australia’s Chief Financial Officer in 2021.
Sumith’s motto is to work smarter, not harder.
Country Manager at Scania Finance
Wayne joined Scania in 2019 as National Sales Manager for Scania Finance, in 2020 was appointed Country Manager of Scania Finance Australia and New Zealand. Wayne joined Scania with more than 40 years’ experience within the Banking and Finance industry.
Wayne is passionate about being a leader in Transport Finance, delivering for customers and developing solutions in emerging sectors like Battery Electric Vehicles and Electrification.
A Day In The Life Of A Scania Australia Employee
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