Volvo Group North America - Logistics Development Engineer
Logistics Development Engineer
4/3/2014
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Job Overview

Company: Volvo Group
Location: Kernersville, NC 27284 (map it!Map it!)
Industry: Transportation
Job Type: Engineering
Supply Chain

Company Overview

Volvo Group The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is the world's leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to over 42 BUSD. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US.

Job Description

The Logistics Development Engineer is a staff function responsible for the design, implementation and management of logistics networks, monitoring of routines, and control and reporting of daily operational activities at various Volvo Logistics Corporation (VLC) and customer locations. 

Flexible city - means position can be in Radford,VA or Greensboro,NC

RESPONSIBILITIES  


  • Responsible for managing network design, implementation, and tactical traffic optimization projects for new and existing customers (across Inbound, Outbound and Packaging)
  • Responsible for the interpretation of analysis performed by Logistics Development Analysts, and communication of its implications to internal and external stakeholders
  • Initiate, develop, recommend and lead implementations of new logistics solutions and operational support for customers
  • Lead supply chain improvement initiatives
  • Manage the communication of transportation deviations, recommend solutions and manage through resolution
  • Provide internal and external stakeholders with statistics/KPI’s/indicator reports and support corrective action initiatives
  • Use the following main data sources to support reports and analysis: MS Office, Business Map Pro, Czar-Lite, Batch Mark, ATLAS, TIR, Teamplace
  • Interpret KPI’s for management communication to customer
  • Interface with LS operations, Logistics development, site support and purchasing to ensure demands and needs of the customer are met
  • Responsible for master data setup, control and management of associated databases
  • Responsible for ensuring that procedures in quality systems are followed
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the quality system
AUTHORITY 



  • Establish and manage logistics design and implementation projects
  • Design and implement requested transportation through first run, when requested by the customer
  • Provide documentation (e.g. routing instructions, charge backs and debit memos) as requested by the customer
  • Support freight invoice coding and payment process
  • Support budget and reconciliation process
  • Solicit additional LS resources as required to solve and prevent logistics problems
  • Supervision of Logistics Development Analysts as needed

COMPETENCIES


  • Forward Thinking : Identifying major priorities critical to the organization's success, weighing the likely consequences of actions and events, and formulating strategies to meet organizational goals
  • Technical/Functional Expertise: Demonstrating broad, in-depth, and up-to-date knowledge of pertinent technical, business and professional fields
  • Creativity/Innovation: Reframing traditional patterns of thinking and applying new and evolving ideas, methods, designs and technologies
  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action
  • Conceptual Thinking: Understanding how elements, problems, and situations are related to each other and to the larger environment
  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes
  • Customer Focus: Understanding and meeting the needs of customers and addressing the interests and concerns of all organization stakeholders
  • Ownership/Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results
  • Interpersonal Influence: Building strong work relationships and adjusting to how individuals, organizational units, and cultures function and react
  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 


  • Bachelors Degree in Business or Logistics
  • 5 years logistics and/or materials experience preferred
  • Proven knowledge of logistics activities through work history

SKILLS: 


  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work effectively on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Strong written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Strong cross-functional team player, with focus on customer service and quality
  • Demonstrated computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications is preferred

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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