Material Controller

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!

What 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 those who are willing to join our team on this challenging journey.
We are the Heart and We keep the Heart beating. 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:
We are a team of 14 professional material planners focused on ensuring and optimizing external material flows from global suppliers to meet local production needs and customer demand with a Continuous Improvement mindset. We focus on the implementation and procurement processes for suppliers to meet the demand of future products. We are committed to making Volvo more competitive through unique and creative solutions and by resolving issues that hinder the efficiency of our supply chain. We build on each other’s contributions and collaborate to make great things possible. We are nonstop working to create a work 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 position will have a focus on becoming a supply chain planner of the future. You will ensure material is delivered in the right time, right place, and right quantity to support the Hagerstown Powertrain facility. Activities and responsibilities will include securing material from suppliers, in accordance with production schedules and with consideration to cost. You will investigate disruptions and take quick actions to secure material shortages and organize extra transports. Additionally, you will perform root cause analysis and make recommended proposals to remedy future disruptions. You will be responsible for communicating with suppliers when production is jeopardized and facilitate action plans, monitor progress, and escalate. In the event that a supplier is at fault for impacting our production you will calculate the cost impact and file a claim to recover the cost from the supplier. You will work closely with Volvo Production Logistics (PL) regarding transport deviations, investigate and track late arrivals, and missing transport or pallets. You will be responsible for keeping the procurement system up to date with parameters, current contact information and calendars as well as support suppliers in education on Volvo Procurement processes.

Starting salary for this position is $64,000

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 curious and have a strong ambition to grow within a global organization. You raise your voice with ideas and suggestions even when they challenge the norm. You have strong problem-solving capabilities that are supported by a can-do attitude. You have an aspiration to want to be the best, to step out and be at the forefront. You recognize the importance of positive working relationships and excellent communication skills to reach the success level needed, believing that collaboration is the best way forward. You are strategic in how you use a combination of both your technical skills and your people skills to accomplish your goals.

Required knowledge/experience:
University degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or other related field and/or at least 3 years of experience in material procurement or planning.  
Fluent in English, other language skills could be considered as a merit
Demonstrate understanding principles and standard practices of Supply Chain Management. 
Demonstrate understand basic transportation concepts. 
Very good and clear communication skills in a multicultural environment. 
Strong continuous improvement skills. 
Good analytic skill and logical way of thinking.   
Ability to manage crisis and conflicting situations.  
Volvo Group will not Sponsor for this position.

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland 

Curious, and have some questions? Contact me!

Manager: Joakim Karlsson joakim.karlsson.7@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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