Intern: Strategic Product Planning (Summer 2023)

Within Volvo Group Trucks Technology, “Mack & VTNA Product Planning” is seeking an ambitious student to support our team of 10 team members as a Product Planning internship. The hired Product Planning intern will have the opportunity to learn about the North America Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Industry while also having key responsibilities in supporting the Mack & VTNA Product Planning team in performing product and industry research, developing the truck product plan, and delivering product projects.

Purpose of the Intern Position:

The intern role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment thus enhancing the students’ academic and career goals. The Volvo Group Trucks Technology intern experience enables students to participate in professional R&D activities while also promoting the students career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. Volvo Group interns are structured learning experiences where interns and Volvo Group full-time professionals work together on assignments/projects within their selected organization. The intern allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and our organization.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Support with medium and heavy-duty vehicle product research + industry trend analysis.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of market information.
  • Capture market information and trends related to Industry Verticals, Zero Emission Vehicles, and Vehicle Automation.
  • Develop tools to support in analysis of market data.
  • Lead documentation of internal product planning processes.
  • Lead continuous improvement idea implementation for the product planning team.

Essential Skills and Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to start of the internship.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Applicants must have a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in Microsoft Power BI is a plus.
Expected Commitment:
  • Interns may work up to 40 hours per week during their summer internship period.
  • Interns will be expected to spend their time working in the office.
Personal Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Perseverance
  • Action Oriented
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Ability to Work Equally Well Independently and in Microsoft Teams

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. 

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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