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Inbound Logistics Engineer

Want to innovate to make life simpler?

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people, and we innovate to provide safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


Job Summary:    


The purpose of this role is to plan and implement new inbound transportation structure and network operations for Volvo Americas.  This function is critical to successfully implement new processes in the Volvo network.


Principal Responsibilities:


    • Set up and run an efficient process for implementation of new / changed material suppliers or shipping locations.
    • Set up and run an efficient process for implementation of new / changed carriers.
    • Gather volumes and requirements and initiate RFQ specifications to transport purchasing.
    • Design the transport network based on plant requirements, volumes, available transport rates and benchmarks
    • Drive implementation based on results from RFQ, including implementation of carriers and setting up network with rates in TMS.
    • Responsible for communication and anchoring of changes with the plant(s)
    • Secure communication of changes and full alignment between information in Transport Management System and Plant MRP system for pick up days, lead-times and time-windows, in a timely manner.
    • Drive X-functional investigations and analysis with Plant Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Control to balance optimization of transport cost, tied up capital and storage space.
    • Represent IBL as a key member in related projects.
    • Set up KPI structure to track performance and efficiency in both process and network.
    • Manage quarterly tactical meetings with each carrier in relation to performance, volumes & capacity and improvements.
    • Developing tools, models and processes for continues improvements.
    • Keep transport network up to date at all times.
    • Secure implementation of carriers.
    • Ensure through constant improvements that area of responsibility meets the targets (budget, lead-time, frequency, utilization, quality and benchmark costs).
    • Align with overall objectives and secure implementation results.
    • Communicate and align all activities with internal Volvo Cars stake holders.
    • Interface between central functions, local plants and contracted logistic parties.
    • Ensuring up to date master data in (TMS) and full alignment between TMS and Plant MRP.



Principal Authorities

    • Represent and drive Volvo US Operations interests within the competence area


Job Specifications:


    • A university degree in Supply Chain/Logistics Management, alternatively, skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of 5 years of experience of operational transportation management.
    • Strong understanding and experience of Transport Management System and transport network,  preferably experience from the automotive industry
    • Strong understanding of carrier operations
    • Excellent communication skills on all levels, ability to explain complex scenarios on a management level, as well as to communicate findings and make recommendations that drive change.
    • Solid project management skills
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Strong networking capabilities and team player

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  27524
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