Logistics & Methods Engineer

Service Market Logistics (SML) is part of Group Trucks Operations (GTO). We are an organization of approximately 3,700 employees globally in more than 40 locations. Every day, we are delivering world-class operational excellence for our customers, based upon smart logistics solutions. Our job is to develop, manage and optimize the Service Market supply chain for all Volvo Group brands and JV’s. The scope for Service Market Logistics includes Flow Optimization, Inventory Management, Distribution Center operations, Customs & Trade, as well as the development of logistics solutions to ensure the highest possible parts availability, delivery precision and quality everywhere in the world. We strive for an innovative and diverse workplace, exercising the Volvo Group values with high focus on customer success.

Mission/Purpose of the Position
The Logistics Engineer is responsible for improving the productivity, quality, performance, and profitability of CDC operations and service offerings by applying engineering methods and analysis to a variety of business opportunities and problems. Logistics Engineers at the Byhalia CDC typically work as members of small teams focused on projects in process analysis and improvement, management science solution development, business intelligence and analytics, or customer-facing sales engineering solution design creation. The successful candidate will possess a record of academic focus and leadership experience combined with demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills. Logistics Engineer roles lead to a variety of technical and functional career path options within the Volvo Group organization.

Essential Functions
  • Apply Industrial Engineering methods and skills to gather and analyze information to improve company and customer processes and results.
  • Develop ways of measuring and communicating operational effectiveness that generate business insight for the organization.
  • Identify and define business process improvement project opportunities.
  • Communicate and sell improvement ideas to key decision makers.
  • Obtain feedback on proposed improvement ideas.
  • Design process, system, and technology solutions to meet customer and company business needs.
  • Help implement and anchor business process, system, and technology improvement projects.
  • Provide technical development for new and existing decision support and business intelligence systems, databases, and programs.
  • Measure and report the results (costs and benefits) of implemented projects.

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Supply Chain Management or a related field is preferred. Cooperative education/work experience and campus involvement are preferred.
  • The ability to use and apply mathematical concepts such as statistics, linear programming optimization techniques, non-linear techniques, meta-heuristics, discrete-event simulation, and predictive modeling/forecasting techniques (time series models, neural networks, Bayesian techniques, etc.) is required.
  • Successful candidates will have a solid working knowledge of relational databases, computer programming, structured query language, and Microsoft Office Suite tools. Experience with programming languages such as C++, Java, Visual Basic, Bartender and CAD.

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!

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