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Cost and Inventory Manager

Company: Volvo Group
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

United StatesPosition DescriptionService Market Logistics (SML) is part of Group Trucks Operations (GTO). We are an organization of approximately 4,000 employees globally in more than 40 locations. Every day, we are delivering world-class operational excellence for our customers, based upon smart logistics solutions. Our job is to develop, manage and optimize the Service Market supply chain for all Volvo Group brands and JV's. The scope for Service Market Logistics includes Flow Optimization, Inventory Management, Distribution Center operations, Customs & Trade, as well as the development of logistics solutions to ensure the highest possible parts availability, delivery precision and quality everywhere in the world. We strive for an innovative and diverse workplace, exercising the Volvo Group values with high focus on customer success.

Mission/Purpose of the Position
The Cost and Inventory Manager is part of the SML NA Business Control team and will report directly to the Director of Business Control.
The Business control team is responsible to secure the financial reporting is done in an accurate and timely manner. Even more important, the thorough analysis of the performance is critical to support the SML NA team to take the proper decisions to achieve the Volvo Group's strategic objectives.

One of the most interesting reason to join the Business Control team is that we work cross-functionally with all SML departments, with all the different Business Areas and supporting four different Brands - Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta. What we do everyday in SML has a direct impact on the satisfaction of Volvo Group customers.
With us, you can continuously develop yourself, improve your own professional skills and drive change together with committed people!

Scope & Influence
The manager's ability to lead and develop direct reports is critical to the success of this role. Analytical skills to understand past data and future trends, with a holistic view, is just the basics. Your role is to use this information and proactively identify actions to improve performance, communicate those effectively and drive the changes cross-functionally when applicable.
In addition to a continuous improvement mindset, the manager may understand the End-to-End impact of different actions and decisions to secure satisfaction of our customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Continuously improve the way you work, develop yourself and develop your peers.
  • Effectively manage and develop direct reports.
  • Responsible for SML Standard Cost of Sales calculation and process.
  • Secure overall quality of inventory financial results. Responsible to challenge inventory levels and identify opportunities to be worked on by a cross functional team.
  • Responsible to reinforce that all financial processes are being followed, challenged and adjusted to secure continuous improvements.
  • Champion efforts to identify and eliminate non-value-added activities.
  • Work closely to all other members of business control team to identify opportunities and prioritize resources as needed to increase performance.
  • Lead financial review meetings with different stakeholders as needed.
  • Secure compliance with Volvo Financial Policies and Authorization framework.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
    Minimum Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field.
    • MBA or advanced education is a plus.
    • Minimum of 8 years of business analysis experience.
    • Experience on logistics, parts distribution or service sales preferred.
    • Experience leading people is required, minimum of 3 years preferred.Necessary Skills:
      • Proficiency in the English language is required.
      • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
      • Capable to communicate effectively considering different audiences.
      • Teamwork and cooperation - critical factors to the success of the team and motivation of the individuals.
      • Strong analytical skills.
      • Advanced Excel skills required, PowerBI highly desirable.
      • Experience in SAP and Business Objects required. ESSBASE, VGCS preferred.
      • Creative thinking and innovative problem solving.
      • Unafraid of failure, willingness to learn and continually improve.
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment striving towards operational excellence.
      • Ability to be coachable and comfortable with direct and transparent communication.
      • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals with minimum supervision and ability to drive initiatives to completion.About usThe 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.
        www.volvogroup.com/career.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!Auto req ID123338BROrganizationGroup Trucks OperationsState / ProvinceNorth CarolinaCity/TownGreensboroEmployment/Assignment TypeRegularTravel Required (maximum)No Travel RequiredFunctional AreaLogisticsLast application date01-Jul-2022US Disclaimer textVolvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
        E.O.E./M/F/Disability/Veteran

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