Kamel in France

1. How did you come to join the Volvo Group? 

I joined the Volvo group in 2001. I was rather looking for a job in a car manufacturer at that time and heart about Renault trucks nearly by chance. When I took a closer look at the company, it had just joined the Volvo group, an international and multicultural company, and was not that big that I would find myself considered as one among thousands of others. Moreover, I was offered a position as a manager in the manufacturing area, I found it was a real challenge for me so I made my choice.

2. Tell us about you current role and its main responsibilities.

Now I am at the head of the Construction and Distribution Manufacturing center where Kerax and Premium trucks are built. Basically our mission here is to make sure that we build and deliver trucks at the quality and cost standards expected by both our customers and shareholders, according to the Volvo way. The success rely mostly on the teams I am working with. I like to think of my job as an orchestra leader, making sure that all members of my team play their partitions to reach our target.

3. Have you had other roles and assignments in the Group? What would you like to do in the future in the Group?

I started as a manufacturing manager in a basic unit. After 3 years at that position, I spent nearly 8 months working for the New Magnum project, leading a multi skilled group to tackle quality issues. I then worked 2 years at the Customer adaptation department. It is quite early to tell about a future position but I am sure I would find something interesting for me within the group, may be in a foreign country.

4. How would you describe the culture of Volvo Group? ( i.e. what do you think is distinctive about how we do things in Volvo Group ?)  

Volvo is a group with a strong business and customer oriented culture and it is something you really face in your day to day job within the group. It has a real vision described in clear strategic objectives that concern every employees in the group. Through the VGAS, everyone can express themselves and participate in improving the situation in his workstation, unit, department...  

5. Why do you think someone should consider working for a Volvo Group company?  

The Volvo group offers great opportunities to learn from the best practices in many areas and then get things done by yourself. The group will provide all the support you will need to succeed in your mission and there is no limit for you to build a very dynamic career.

Kamel in France