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Plant Supply Chain Engineer

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Material Flow Engineer, Plant Supply Chain Engineering


Job Summary:        

PSCE is responsible for the preparation and implementation of In Plant Supply Chain processes related to the introduction of new products and processes for VCCH as well as the maintenance and improvement of these implemented processes in line with VCMS standards.  The PSCE should support the introduction of new processes and the roll-out of Lean Materials.  This role will require interface with the Manufacturing Engineering, R&D and Central functions within all regions.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Optimal introduction of New Products and Product Changes in view of the physical material flow including updating of related parameters in the involved material systems
  • Optimal design of the transport flow interface between local suppliers/Logistic Providers and the plant.
  • Design of the optimal usage of the available surface within the plant in scope of the in plant Logistic flows, lay out management.
  • Drive the logistic equipment and tooling applied within the physical material flow
  • Engineering of all off-line sequence activities performed within the plant.
  • Define all functionalities related to the IT systems applied within the In Plant Logistic process.
  • Set-up of external warehouses and sequence center’s in terms of the In Plant Logistics interface.
  • Develop the internal material flows within the plant.
  • Provide OIS/WES according to QPS coaching standard for relevant operators.
  • Responsible for training programs.
  • Lead and/or participate in process problem analysis/optimization projects of existing processes connected to IPL and Internal Sequence racks.
  • Execute the maintenance program of internal and sequence racks.
  • Investigate process consequences in view of production speed/production volume-related changes.
  • Drive Manpower efficiency & Ratio plan including the balancing of all Material Handling operators.
  • Perform the necessary time studies on process improvements and changes
  • Develop and maintain process of an optimal Industrial Vehicle Fleet management.
  • Roll-out VCMS principle within all IPL processes and drive VCMS MP&L pillar implementation / Lean Material implementation/ Self-Assessment.
  • Maintain and optimize In-Plant Logistics (IPL) processes in terms of QDFIPS aspects.
  • Supports the plant in reaching man-hour targets on running models according to decided frames and working procedures
  • Support development and introduction of new processes and packaging and drive repacking caused by deviating packaging from the Supplier.
  • Support the screening process of packaging in view of improvements.


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree within supply chain/ logistics or relevant education or equal qualifications.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in logistics engineering and/or a related area
  • Experience in Progressive lane flow – (P/Lane and S/Lane) preferred
  • Strong knowledge of system and working routines within Supply Chain Engineering
  • Extensive knowledge of warehousing system
  • Ability to initiate and coordinate situations where problems occur
  • Results-oriented
  • Strong ability to cooperate.
  • Analytical with data



  • Strong communication skills.
  • Results-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work independently within a given framework.
  • Ability to work in an international environment.
  • Analytical and proactive mindset.
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards.
  • Flexibility when faced with changing conditions.
  • Listen to others and respect their differences.
  • Strong customer focus and service mindset with the ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Interest in IT systems and processes.
  • Proficiency in personal computing tools (MS Office, database applications).


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.



Volvo Car is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.



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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:  50217

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

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