Supply Chain Liaison

You will have the responsibility for providing the Volvo, New River Valley Plant 2 with all of its Supply Chain material planning needs. You will deploy inventory strategies, be responsible for securing material for product changes, manage and solve exceptions, and drive supplier execution. This role involves daily management of supply and constraints, status reporting and escalation, supplier engagement and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement. The Supply Chain Liaison typically requires cross-functional engagement on the factory floor, within Volvo departments and across the extended supply chain.

• Create and deploy supply requirements to the supply base via MRP. Ensure demand from all sources (production scheduling, aftermarket, engineering, etc.) is supported appropriately.
• Apply analytics and supply chain expertise to manage planning system parameters and master data to optimally reflect supply chain capabilities and plan supply, in order to optimize production, inventory and cost objectives (packaging, Economic order Quantities, ship frequencies, etc)
• Build and maintain operational partnerships with assigned suppliers. Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status, issues and resolution. Escalate to commercial or technical partners when required (SRM’S, Purchasing, accounts payable, quality, engineering, etc.).
• Support onboarding and training of new suppliers to ensure operational excellence and compliance with Volvo’s supply chain processes and policies.
• Coordinate suppliers ramp up and down for new product launches, engineering changes, supplier switches etc. to ensure suppliers deliver shipments needed to support production targets, while minimizing obsolescence.
• Deliver material readiness and inventory reports. (ready to build status, run out dates, inventory levels, inventory accuracy etc, to support the organizations data-driven decision making.
• Act as liaison between the production floor and Volvo Production Logistics to coordinate material arrival to the plant.
• Partner with IT and other business stakeholders on planning process and system improvements.

• At least 5 years’ experience in manufacturing, finance, or supply chain management.
• Bachelors in Supply Chain or similar discipline required or a combination of education and experience equal to at least 4 years' in Manufacturing or Supply Chain Management.
• Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP with a solid understand of discrete manufacturing, bills of material, product lifecycle management, procure to pay processes and supply chain ops.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to leadership.
• Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management.
• Passionate and high energy, with the diplomacy and cooperative style necessary to positively influence others, both inside and outside of Volvo.
• Ability to write, speak and present effectively and persuasively.
• Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Flexibility and adaptability are key.

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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