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Outbound Logistics Specialist - Carrier Operations

It's not about cars. It's about people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


Outbound Logistics Specialist – Carrier Operations


1. Purpose

Coordinate the distribution of finished vehicle delivery for Volvo Cars both import and domestic.


2. Main Tasks

  • Drive Carrier performance to ensure timely delivery of finished vehicles
  • Manage load tendering to contracted 3rd party carhaul carriers
  • Ensure rail equipment is secured, loaded and arrives timely to destination
  • Develop and provide volume forecasts to assigned carrier base’
  • Ensure load lines are fluid to monthly wholesale objective is obtained
  • Manage Out of Area moves
  • Keep overall KPI dashboard on all Carriers up to date
  • Facilitate business review meetings with Carriers, jointly with Outbound/IDP
  • Own Carrier's action improvement lists and drive improvement
  • Take active part in implementation of new carriers
  • Act as interface and point of escalation between Carriers, Volvo Cars and other stakeholders
  • Act as point of contact to Sales organization for delivery issues and questions
  • Act as backup and support for the other roles in the Outbound team
  • Escalate non-performing Carriers to IDP when needed
  • Manage freight costs, process payments and advise of any discrepancies/adjustments


3. Responsibility

Report to Outbound Network Design and Sales Transport/Planning Manager.

Fulfill Transport Development targets for:

  • Delivery precision
  • Dwell time, lead time and frequency
  • EDI compliance, status reporting
  • Quality
  • Cost Reductions


4. Competence Requirements

  • Knowledge of the routines and working methods within Outbound Logistics for finished vehicle distribution.
  • Operational knowledge of carrier operations within finished vehicle distribution, such as experience working for an OEM, car haul or rail company
  • Must have a good working knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Strong data mining experience 
  • Comfortable making data driven decisions, and conveying ideas in group settings


5. Knowledge of the following IT systems are plus:

  • TMS, Transport Management System (Kewill/IBM iHub)
  • Atacq, Yard system
  • CIS/Vista, Sales Order systems
  • SAP for SRM orders
  • Volvo internal systems like Cocpit, MSS Dashboard, Hercules/MPS


6. Personal skills needed include;

  • Analytical
  • Service minded
  • Problem solving
  • Co-operative
  • Structured thinking
  • Firm and ability to drive carriers to perform
  • Able to withstand stress
  • Fluent in English, any other language is beneficial
  • Typing - 65 WPM


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automotive industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  19347

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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