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Head of Inbound Logistics Operations APAC

Innovation starts with being curious.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable, and convenient mobility. Want to join us? 

About us? 

At Volvo Cars Global Supply Chain Management, we manage and develop a global inbound supply chain that is constantly evolving to be ready for the future. We do this in a lean and sustainable manner with a constant eye on new opportunities and developments. We care about people, safety, and sustainability in line with our brand promise. 

At Inbound Logistics Operations, we work together with internal and external stakeholders to secure the global inbound supply chain towards our production plants. We are a diverse global team based in Gothenburg, Shanghai and Charleston. We are now searching for an experienced leader to head the Inbound Operations team in APAC. 
The automotive logistics industry is a dynamic, competitive yet rewarding place to be with lots of challenges in the years ahead as the automotive industry is transforming to an electrified and sustainable future. 


What You’ll Do.

  • This is an operational Director job, located in Shanghai, reporting to the Head of Global Inbound Logistics Operations, situated in Gothenburg, Sweden.  
  • You will work in a global and cross functional environment with component supply to the APAC manufacturing plants in China, Malaysia and India.
  • Transport modes are road, ocean, barge, train and air, all in combination and sourced from the entire globe. 
  • You are expected, together with a team of 50, to secure daily supply of components.
  • The work also consists of operational and strategic input to the development of the inbound supply chain, as well as regular and close cooperation with external carriers. 


You And Your Skills.

  • The ideal candidate has a university degree in Supply Chain Management. Solid experience from senior leadership positions, 5-7 years, preferably at an automotive OEM.
  • Good communication and coaching skills, to manage the team and external contractors.
  • English, spoken and written is a basic prerequisite.
  • As an operations person, able to stand high pressure and stress in critical situations.
  • As a person, you are self-driven with strong analytical and organizational skills and have the ability to achieve results in situations with high degrees of complexity. You have effective verbal and written communication skills and are motivated by working in a global organization and in cross functional teams.

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 automobile 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. 

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  61170

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