Logistics and Engineering Placement

by Volvo Group UK

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Deadline: 23rd January 2022
Salary: £17,901
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Logistics and Operations
Location: West Midlands
City: Warwick

Logistics & Program Enhancement Co-ordinator Placement

Current degree requirements:

  • Studying for an engineering degree or related business degree.
  • 2 yrs completed – placement between 2nd & 3rd study years.
  • Academic grades on track for a first or high 2:1 on their chosen studies

You will be part of the Volvo Trucks operations department, based in Warwick. Volvo Trucks is a world-leading truck manufacturer, committed to drive progress and shape the future landscape of sustainable transports. We provide total transport solutions in the medium to heavy-duty segment and offer support to customers in more than 130 countries. Our foundation is our core values - quality, safety, and environmental care.

Job profile & project work required:

80-85% of UK & Eire orders have customer adaptations .To allow our market greater flexibility to optimise opportunities in the factory program, this percentage needs to be reduced. Over the last 18 months the Pandemic has further highlighted this, as an area within the business where improvements can be made. Our ambitions towards sustainability and electric trucks will be positively assisted by this focus.

To date, insufficient resources have meant that the UK operations team has not been able to focus on optimising opportunities in this area, hence the creation of this new internship role.

In essence, the key project being:

  • To carry out a comprehensive review & assessment of the Customer Adaptations currently used by Volvo in the UK.
  • Working together with Volvo Engineering team & factory order office, combined with Homologation to deliver specific agreed actions resulting from review, including Ireland.
  • Carry out a comprehensive review and Assessment of delays, missing parts and campaigns
  • Working with logistics, aftermarket, dealers, engineering team , analysing the complete orderbook to agree actions which can be taken to minimise disruption.

Other duties:

In addition to the core project, this new role will also support the wider remit of the Logistics team, with a range of tasks to support team deliverables experience for the successful applicant.

  • General assistance to other members of the team as required, in particular actions relating to program management, inventory and logistics
  • Any other duties as assigned

Skills, knowledge, competences & experience required:

  • Team player
  • High level of computer literacy, including all standard Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent level of written & spoken English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to present ideas in a logical & practical manner
  • High attention to detail
  • Willing to travel, stay away overnight
  • Have an interest in the automotive industry
  • High energy levels; creative & enquiring
  • Willing to learn, develop & contribute quickly
  • Ability to work well under pressure & meet stringent deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, along with core project, at any one time
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in the group
  • Current driving license

About Volvo Group

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, and marine and industrial engines. Our UK brand portfolio consists of Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Renault Trucks, Volvo Bus and Volvo Financial Services.

The Volvo Group UK, with its headquarters Warwickshire, employs about 3,000 people and has a large dealer network across the UK.

In addition to vehicles and machines, the Volvo Group’s offering includes financing solutions, fleet rental services, spare parts warehouse, preventative maintenance, service agreements, and break down assistance services. The range and flexibility of our offering means that total transport solutions can be offered for each customer.

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