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Senior Transportation Planning Manager/高级运输规划经理

Want to drive digital change in automotive?

At Volvo Cars, we are making bold digital visions come true. We aim to lead in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making our customers' lives less complicated. Now we are looking for curious, creative people who want to change the world through innovative thinking.


The role is one of the core management member of Asia Pacific Inbound Logistics Team.  He or she will manage a team of Engineers in Transportation Strategic Planning function located in Shanghai and Transportation Tactical Planning function located in factories in Asia Pacific. The Transportation Network includes all modes of transportation from direct material suppliers in China and all over the world to production facilities in Asia Pacific. This position will act as the interface between Inbound Logistics Team and many other functions inside the company for Transportation Network Planning and Optimization works.


What you will do

Lead the team to perform Transportation Network Model & Design, Route Optimization & Implementation, Material Supplier and Carrier Phase-in and Phase-out, etc.

Manage Transportation Network Tending and RFQ

Lead the team to do Annual Transportation Budget Plan, Rolling Forecast and Variance Analysis for all AP factories and for all transportation modes

Lead Transportation Optimization to Support Lean Operations

Standardize the Tactical Planning Procedures and Extend the best practices to all facilities

Ensue master data maintenance for TMS are timely completed

Manage Transportation Business Application and support systems for all other teams in Inbound Logistics AP

As the leader from Logistics function to lead or support the new car programs or other projects.


You and your skills

Bachelor or Master degree in Supply Chain/Logistics Management or Engineering, MBA is a plus

Minimum 8 years’ experience in Transportation Management and 5 years’ experience in management roles in MNC companies. Strong Experience in Transportation Planning and Management experience in large scale transportation with different transportation modes.

Strong understanding and experience of Transport Management System and transport network,  preferably experience from the automotive industry

Strong understanding of carrier and forwarder operations. Strong Experience in Automotive/Industrial Equipment OEM or large Tier 1 suppliers or large global forwarder companies required.

Excellent communication skills on all levels, ability to explain complex scenarios on a management level, as well as to communicate findings and make recommendations that drive change.

Solid project management skills

Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Strong networking  capabilities and team player

Excellent English and Chinese language skills


As part of the IBL team we believe you will have personal qualities matching a combination of the following four characteristics themes; Nimble, Structured, Pro-active and Team work. Depending on the role, the tasks you will be performing at IBL will require strategic planning, tactical optimization, problem solving and optimization skills (Structured) as well as the ability to multi-task, act fast and not being afraid of confrontation (Nimble). The ability to identify irregularities and act on them (Pro-active) as well as being able to work together with others in an open and service-minded way will also be of high importance (Team work).


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.

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  29207

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