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Sustainability Manager Procurement 1

This position is located in Charleston South Carolina and would require relocation.


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At Volvo, everything we do starts with people. So our mission to make people’s lives easier, safer and better is something that comes naturally to us. It is the Volvo way.  Today, we are still as focused as ever on our three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment. Protecting what is important. Making people feel special. And taking pride in helping the world become a better place for all.


Volvo Americas- South Carolina

Our brand new facility is located in Ridgeville, approximately 40 miles NW of beautiful downtown Charleston! The vibrant city provides a wide array of entertainment from historical plantations to unlimited choices of 5-star southern cuisine. Spend your weekends relaxing on one of the several local beaches or take up new hobbies such as kayaking or kite boarding! Charleston will wrap you in southern charm and it’s no secret why the city was named “Best City in the U.S. & the World” by Travel + Leisure World’s best Awards.

  • Support and coordinate Sustainability, Environmental and Social Responsibility, activities both internally and towards the supplier base with the purpose to develop and follow up performance.
  • Main tasks / responsibilities
  • Supply Chain Process:
  • Improve Sustainability, Environmental and Social Responsibility, competence in the Supply Chain, e.g. information/training to suppliers (Supplier Portal or Supplier Events). 
  • Support and coordinate preparations for Supply Chain Responsibility training,
  • identification of suppliers to be invited
  • coordinate the supplier invitation and registrations process
  • participate in training preparation and performance
  • Support the Procurement organization in supplier assessment processes, e.g. supplier legal or other compliance questions, supplier evaluation tools, e.g. Supplier Evaluation Model (SEM), Supplier Sustainability Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) or Due Diligence screening analysis.  
  • Plan, coordinate, conduct and follow up supplier sustainability assessments, 2nd or 3rd party sustainability audits and SAQs, in cooperation with Global Sustainability Team.
  • Identification of supplier to be audited or to perform SAQ
  • Preparations and follow up of Supplier Sustainability Audits and SAQs
  • Coordinate audit notification process to suppliers
  • Participate in review of audit reports from performed supplier audits and assessments.
  • Drive follow up of supplier Corrective Actions plan, verify implemented corrections actions and close supplier non-conformances.


Internal Process

  • Be the contact person in Procurement Americas, to support the organization and coordinate Sustainability and Risk related tasks.
  • Cooperate with the Global Sustainability and Risk Teams and region APAC, e.g exchange of Sustainability questions and information, take part in Global Sustainability meetings, preparation for decision and report out at applicable meeting forums, e.g. PMT, Sustainability Board.
  • Contribute in work process development, secure implementation and monitor compliance locally, e.g. implementation of work procedures and activities, tasks related to the Environmental Management System (ISO14001), including management information and site training.
  • Contribute in yearly recurrent Environmental and Social Responsibility related tasks, e.g. review of legal documents, Web-Guide, KPI’s, Volvo Cars Annual report, Sustainability surveys.     
  • Conduct Sustainability Training within Procurement Americas, to increase competence level for Procurement employees.
  • Collaborate with internal or external stakeholder to promote a sustainable supply chain.
  • Participate and contribute in external networks, automotive and other industry, in order to benchmark and investigate potential synergies between companies
  • Review and investigate supply chain risk and escalate to the appropriate stakeholders when needed



  • University degree or equivalent working experience
  • Lead auditor, Environment (ISO 14001) and Social Responsibility (e.g. SA8000, SMETA, OHSAS18001)
  • Experience in environmental and social audits
  • Experience in cross-functional and international work,
  • Experience in supplier management is preferred
  • Strong communication skills in English, written and verbally
  • Leadership experience or/and project management experience is preferred

Charlotte, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  21489

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