Inventory Analyst

Volvo Group Operations

Position –Inventory Analyst

If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants and want to be a part of the innovative world of Volvo Group, this is the Inventory Analyst for you!

As a Inventory Analyst you will be out in the manufacturing and logistics areas of our 1.1 million square foot facility confirming that physical and system inventories match. One of the main objectives of this role is identifying the root cause of discrepancies and finding ways to prevent them from occurring again. Another main objective of this role is to be able to develop Microsoft PowerBI dashboards, and other tools, having the ability to provide information in real time to members of the manufacturing team. Someone who can navigate systems, analyze data, and enjoys problem solving will be a great addition to our inventory control team. You will have a permanent position from day one, with a team leader to support you. In parallel, you will grow as a person, by occasionally supporting the Order and Volume Planning team using PowerBI and the creation of dashboards. In this case you would be helping that team determine and create new digitalization solutions for data analysis.

Our organization:

We know deciding where to work is a major life decision. At Volvo, we take managing our talent as seriously as we take managing our business. We encourage you to learn more about Volvo, our strong culture, core values, passion for making the world a better place around us and our push for innovation towards the future. If you find that you share these same beliefs, we encourage you to discover the job opportunities that we have available for you!

Want to learn more about Hagerstown?

We work cross-functionally and globally to exceed our customer’s expectations and reach the world-class manufacturing level. We have exciting work in front of us, and more on the horizon. The automotive world is changing rapidly and to be part of this big change is an exciting movement. Growth and countless career opportunities await leaders who are willing to join our team on this challenging journey. We are the Heart and We keep the Heart Beating are both slogans that we use at our factory to remind us of the important role that we have as the manufacturer of the powertrain for Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks and Prevost coaches. We have recently begun production of electric driveline components in addition to developing and producing heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions, and axles for Volvo Group Brands. In operation since 1961, we are a proud supportive member of the community of Washington County and its surrounding areas. Find more info here: http://www.volvogroup.com/hagerstown

This is us, your new team:

Inventory Control is a smaller team of 4 Inventory Analysts, of which this job is included. In this team we are focused on creating proactive ways to measure, manage and control our inventory to keep the accuracy at a world class level. We are always looking for new ways to be proactive and we use a continuous improvement mindset to always strive for greater accuracy of our inventory. We are committed to making Volvo more competitive through unique and creative solutions. We build on each other’s contributions and collaborate to make great things possible. We are always working to create a community based on trust and open dialogue. Most importantly, we love where we work, we enjoy each other, and we cannot wait to welcome a new team member!

Job Description: 

This role has several key functions. This job monitors and analyzes the impact of inventory variances on production uptime including the financial impact. For variances above a defined level, it’s a requirement for this role to complete a root cause analysis of deviation. We are actively working towards increasing our digitization capabilities, so the role requires the ability to work with Microsoft PowerBI to find relationships between multiple data sources and then create dashboards and other analytical tools. Additionally, this role requires advanced MS Excel skills to be able to create working models including charts and graphs. In our journey towards world class, we are always working to be less reactive and more proactive. This role strives to be more proactive by analyzing trends and systems to identify and resolve issue before they impact the production processes.

Who are you?

First and foremost, you are passionate about what you do and always aim to do your best. You are eager to learn and try new things and willing to color outside the lines and highlight a fresh perspective to those around you. You are a leader among peers and raise your voice with ideas or suggestions. You recognize the importance of working with a team to accomplish a common goal and you are comfortable if named as a leader of a task/problem. You have an aspiration to want to be the best, to step out and be at the forefront. You are strategic in how you use a combination of both your technical skills and your critical thinking skills to accomplish your goals.

Required knowledge/experience
  • The ideal candidate for this position has a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing/logistics environment.
  • Driven and self-motivated individual that has a desire to learn new things.
  • Experience with data visualization tools and software.

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Curious, and have some questions? Contact me!

Manager: … John Flynn john.flynn@volvo.com
HRBP: … Jacob Bowman Jacob.bowman@volvo.com

Are we a perfect match?

So, if you are a person who is flexible, who sees challenges as positive and is ready to take some actions? Then we are hoping to hear from you!

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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Application Process


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