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Program Planning Specialist

Follow us on our Journey

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.


Key Tasks within the Team

· Discuss volumes and capacities in the Master Production Schedule with HQ in Sweden and with the MP&L (Material Planning & Logistics) and production departments in the Charleston plant.

· Convert the Master Production Schedule to orders in the plant MRP system.

· Manage the order book of customer orders in cooperation with HQ in Sweden.

· Verify product structure and bill of material for all planned orders.

· Analyze material change orders, update MRP and production steering systems, and coordinate the introduction of the change orders.

· Provide data about the engineering changes to other departments.

· Run preliminary and fixed production plans for material requirements planning, as input for material call-off orders to batch and sequence suppliers.

· Manage parameters in the production system and monitor the delivery of bodies from welding shop to paint shop and from paint shop to final assembly in order to secure perfect sequence production.

· Manage parameters in the production system for inventory control and cycle counting.

· Prepare and publish production planning schedules for weld shop, paint shop and final assembly, taking into account the work day calendar, constraints and capacities of each planning point.

· Track key performance indicators, report discrepancies and take corrective actions if necessary.

· Document processes and work instructions.

· Represent PPM in cross-functional teams related to VCCH working schedule, BOM, production planning, sequencing, running change, inventory control topics, and others.


Do you fit the Profile?

· Bachelors required or relevant work experience within supply chain, logistics, engineering or finance

· Minimum 2 year’s experience preferably within automotive production planning, engineering change, or inventory control

· Knowledge of auto industry or manufacturing

· Project and time management skills

· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as advanced analytical and critical thinking skills


On a personal level

· Strong leadership and communication skills.

· Results-oriented attitude.

· Ability to work independently within a given framework.

· Ability to work in an international environment.

· 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.

· Strong Microsoft excel skills.


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


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.

Ridgeville, SC, US, 29472

Job requisition ID:  69670

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

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