Volvo Group

Multiple industries


Volvo Group Operations Graduate Program-Logistics Development Engineer at Volvo Group

Expires tomorrow

Position Description

If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants or distribution centers and want to be a part of the innovative world of Volvo Group, this is the graduate program for you!
During 15 intense and exciting months, the program will give you a holistic view of the Volvo Group’s global truck manufacturing organization. You will get to know our different brands and their plants and learn about our logistics organizations and activities. You will take a deep dive into some specific areas of our business such as manufacturing, health and safety, quality, and continuous improvements, while also learning about the end-to-end supply chain, aftermarket parts, and our remanufacturing operations. You will be part of the transformation in our industry, working with new technologies and building the competencies for tomorrow.
In parallel, you will grow your interpersonal skills through individual and team development sessions. You will have a permanent position from day one, with a manager and mentor to support you. You will have the opportunity for several “on-the-job” rotations and experience working on real project assignments. In addition, you will join a number of learning modules where you get together with other program participants to take part in training and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.
If rotational development, a global set up and designing the world of tomorrow aspects you are looking for in your next job context, this position might be something for you.

Position – Operations Graduate Program Logistics Development Engineer.

Our organization:
The GTO International Manufacturing (IM) focus is to support the Sales & Marketing organization by being present with assembly operations in the local market when required. We operate fully Volvo owned plants in South Africa, India, Australia and Algeria as well as a Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia. We also support another 7 plants worldwide together with Private Partners.
The parts to assemble the trucks are provided in kits, in close cooperation with the sending plants in Sweden, France and in US. Our ultimate task is to supply the local markets with the right number of trucks at promised delivery date meeting our customer’s high expectations. Our manufacturing organization is assembling trucks of Volvo, Renault and Mack brands.

We have support functions located in Gothenburg, Umeå and Lyon in order to provide support and competence to the local plants in each market.

This is us, your new team:
We are looking for a highly engaged colleague who wants to join our team and help us achieve our vision of becoming the most desired, innovative, and successful transport solution provider in the world.

The Logistics Development team is responsible to develop the IM Supply Chain in Product and Process projects. You will improve the performance of IM flows according to project objectives and Road Maps and represent IM in various networks inside and outside the Volvo organization.

Our motivation, competence and inclusive team spirit are what make us successful. We value team players, with energy and creativity. The atmosphere in our team is relaxed, and together we achieve great results!

The team of Logistics Development Engineers and Project managers are located in Gothenburg and Lyon and you will be based in Gothenburg. When asking the team why this is such a great place to work at, it is the international atmosphere that attracts people to this workplace. In our team every day is a Logistics Day!

As the team leader, I have an open-door policy as I see trust and open communication as my core values. I support, coach, and guide my team to always get better at what we do. Open trust-based dialogue, regular feedback and a strong continuous improvement mindset are catalysts for our common development as individuals and as a team.

What we absolutely need you to do:
The Logistics Development engineer is responsible to develop various parts of the International Manufacturing (IM) Supply Chain. In Product and Process projects you will focus on improving the performance of IM flows according to project objectives and Road Maps.

You will manage Logistics development engineering activities/initiatives within International Manufacturing. You will provide specific logistics support to IM plants globally and be responsible to execute Logistics Engineering activities in accordance with global and local strategies, guidelines and instructions. In your role, you will support commonality between IM plants by driving process development and coordinate transports and packaging usage for IM markets in cooperation with Production Logistics and Packing Platforms.

Most projects you will be working in are involving other functions in Volvo so reaching out to and working together with people in other cultures will become an everyday task. This role will give you the opportunity to see many exotic places in the world.

Who are you?
To be successful in this role you will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • An M.Sc. in engineering, business administration or logistics.
  • Knowledge of principles in Lean Logistics and Manufacturing.
  • Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swedish. Skills in French or Arabic is advantageous.
  • To be a communicative team player with the ambition to develop both yourself and the business that you are working in.
  • A talent for cultural integration, preferable with international and multi-cultural experience.

You need to have a valid work permit if you are not citizen.

At IM we are actively working to establish groupings that will take maximum advantage of the strength inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender and nationality, etc. We find that well-balanced working groups increases group dynamics, creativity, and innovative approaches to solutions.

Gothenburg, Sweden, occasional traveling will be required.

For further information, please contact:
Manager: Viking Johansson, VP Logistics IM, +46 31 322 9900
HRBP: Ann-Kristin Claesson, VP HR IM +46 31 322 2179

We look forward to receiving your application before 2021-09-20

Please note that solely applications submitted up until the last application date, via the electronic application form, will be considered.

Start date is in the beginning of January 2022.

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!