• Supplier Development Engineer

    Volvo GroupHagerstown, MD 21741

    Job #1482380746

  • Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) is a dedicated team responsible for ensuring that Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) has adequate capacity and flexibility throughout the supply chain. Our function requires developing suppliers, which includes all phases of product lifecycle, from sourcing to After Market. SDE also assists with supplier delivery crisis situations to mitigate impacts and secure deliveries to the Powertrain, Cab & Vehicle Assembly plants, Aftermarket, and support with campaign demands.

    SDE North America is part of Project & Operations Purchasing and has team members in both Hagerstown, MD and Greensboro, NC.

    As an SDE you will support Project and Operation purchasing teams with supply chain capacity and flexibility issues, as well as support delivery crisis's within your area. You will provide supply chain expertise to buyers and suppliers while operating as an important link between purchasing and the plants.

    Reports to Manager Supplier Development Engineer North America.

    Core responsibilities:

    • Monitor the capacity and flexibility in the supply chain through capacity audits (live audits and self-assessments)

    • Manage supplier capacity issues and drive action plans to mitigate delivery and capacity risk

    • Coordinate delivery crisis management and provide supply chain expertise to solve crisis

    • Contribute to the development and the way of working within teams

    • Be a key partner of Purchasing Operations groups regarding Supply Chain related issues

    • Develop suppliers to meet the quality and demand requirements of Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA)

    Essential competence and experience:

    • University degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Business (or work experience equivalent)

    • Minimum 2 years of supply chain and/or production experience (or similar work experience)

    • Strong supply chain and crisis management skills

    • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment

    • Fluent in English, additional language is a benefit

    • Be flexible and prepared to travel with short notice. Travel may be frequent, for long durations, and include weekends and holidays

    Preferred experience (but not required):

    • 7+ years of supply chain and/or production experience (or other work experience equivalent)

    • Purchasing or Supply Chain experience within the automotive industry

    • Thorough understanding of complete end-to-end supply chain covering various commodities (plastics, castings, electrical components, sheet metal, etc.)

    Personal profile:

    • Act with the customer in mind and dedicated to meet external and internal customer expectations

    • Networking and collaborative ways of working

    • Strong integrity and creativity

    • Able to handle unfamiliar tasks while using previous experiences

    About us

    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 - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

    Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.

    We support Volvo Group's mission 'Driving prosperity through transport solutions' through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

    Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

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    Group Trucks Purchasing


    North Carolina



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    Travel Required (Maximum)

    Frequent Travel

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    Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran

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