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41 days agoVolvo

Senior Supply Partner Development Engineer

  • Greensboro, USA
  • Sales

Job description

Transport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match. 

Our Offer To You

Volvo Group offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and team-focused environment in a company that is well known for its state-of-the-art company culture and benefits. Our culture is about how we interact with each other, our customers, and with society as a whole. It helps us to achieve our business objectives, is firmly rooted in our history, and is critical to our company’s long-term success. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.

Volvo Group is defined by a set of five carefully chosen values, which include Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change, and Performance. These values are a major force in guiding our day-to-day behavior and drive our decision making at all levels of the organization. Our values are easy to understand, and yet fundamentally important. They express our shared beliefs across countries and entities to form the basis for a high-performing culture that can help maximize the full potential of the organization.

To work with us is to work with some of the world’s most iconic brands, and to be part of a reputation that has been earned for over a century. It is our responsibility to honor that heritage and build an even stronger future for our company moving forward. Each of our individual actions collectively define who we are as a company and how the world sees us.

Would you like to be a part of our team and join us on our journey?

Volvo Group Purchasing is a team of changemakers that thrive in a fast-paced and exciting business environment. We are a truly global team with real passion for innovation, sustainability, and people, and where lifelong learning is an essential part of our culture. With our ecosystem of supply partners, we shape the world we want to live in and deliver value to our customers, society, and the Volvo Group.

What You Will Be Doing

As the Supply Partner Development Engineer (SPDE) for Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) North America, you will be part of the Supply Network Resiliency (SNR) group, and you will be responsible for driving and managing the performance of your supply partners. You will be part of a team of supplier development colleagues focused on improving performance of our network of supply partners through the implementation of industry best practices and lean manufacturing techniques. You will focus on providing strong supplier technical assistance. The supplier concern areas are heavily focused on unhealthy production systems, lack of technical resources, and an inability to find quick and sustainable solutions when production processes become abnormal. Primarily, the mission is to assess manufacturing and supply chains, provide recommendations, and implement improvement actions.

You will be supporting all activities that ensure a continuous flow of parts supply to our North America plants. In addition, this role must also attempt to minimize costs to Volvo. During supplier development and technical assistance missions, the engineer must choose the right approach, depth, focus, techniques, and lessons learned, in order to properly address situations. Each supplier development opportunity may be unique. You will also promote a strong collaboration between Supply Partner Development and the rest of SNR and GTP NA. This extends globally thereby capitalizing on global knowledge and competence sharing within SNR.

Our Supply Partner Development (SPD) team is a dedicated group responsible for ensuring that Volvo Group North America has adequate performance, capacity and flexibility throughout the supply chain. Our function requires developing suppliers, which includes all phases of product lifecycle, from project phase, to start of production, and to aftermarket. The SPDE also assists with supplier delivery crisis situations to mitigate impacts and secure deliveries to the Volvo Group production and aftermarket sites.

This position will be based out of our Greensboro, NC headquarter location and will report to the Head of Supply Partner Development Purchasing North America.

Core responsibilities:

·  Able to analyze supplier capacity and performance/efficiency
·  Actively engaged with Volvo/Mack supply partners
·  Ability to accurately assess supplier weaknesses and provide solutions
·  Monitor risks related to supplier performance and capacity to prevent issues to Volvo operations
·  Drive and develop supplier problem solving techniques for identified supplier issues
·  Fix and develop supplier production systems and processes
·  Drive supplier operational excellence
·  Work in accordance with the GTP processes, the Code of Conduct and the Volvo Way
·  Represent GTP at suppliers and escalate as needed to prevent crisis at our Volvo operations

What We Are Looking For

·  Supply chain (quality and development) and/or production experience
·  Experience from the automotive or heavy commercial truck industry in supplier quality and capacity, manufacturing engineering, supplier development or crisis management
·  Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience
·  University degree in Engineering, Business, or Supply Chain Management, or equivalent working experience
·  Strong problem solving, communication and teamwork skills
·  Strong accountability and project management for tasks without close supervision
·  Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
·  Customer focused mindset, dedicated to meet external and internal customer expectations
·  Desire to work in a collaborative team towards a common purpose
·  Strong integrity and creativity
·  Flexibility and preparedness to travel with short notice


·  Competitive base salary
·  Company bonus
·  Comprehensive health benefits
·  401(K) with company match, as well as additional automatic company contribution
·  Culture with a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all
·  Flexible work environment
·  5 - 6 weeks of annual vacation
·  Global organization with expansive career growth opportunities
·  Volvo Group University for professional and personal development
·  Workplace health/wellness, and reimbursement programs
·  On-campus fitness center and café

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Who we are and what we believe in 
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group . Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities. 


Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners 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. Joining us means working in a global context with 1,400 colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities across 25 countries while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group. 

Job Category:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Organization:  Group Trucks Purchasing

Travel Required:  Frequent Travel

Requisition ID:  6375

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