Co-Op: Lean Business Developer (Fall 2019)

Volvo Group Joliet , IL 60432

Posted 1 week ago

Service Market Logistics North America is part of Volvo Group Trucks Operations (GTO) and has approximately 1000 employees in more than 20 locations within the region. Our job is to design, handle, and optimize the supply chain for all Volvo Group brands. The scope for Service Market Logistics (SML) includes making sure material is delivered to the production facilities, packaging is available, vehicles are distributed to the dealers, and that management of material, warehouses and distribution ensures the availability of parts everywhere in the world. We make sure all logistics services are delivered with world class operational excellence.

Position Description

We are currently looking for a student to work with our Chicago Distribution Center as Co-op Lean Business Developer. The student should be prepared to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment; gaining experience and knowledge in various aspects of logistics operations. As a valued member of the Chicago Distribution Center within GTO, the student will have the opportunity to work directly to improve internal processes within the DC via structuring ways to collect, process and analyze data to support the operation. GTO's goal is to contribute to the student's development, as well as providing an opportunity for the student to work in a business environment within the manufacturing industry. This position will report to Chicago Distribution Center Manager.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop ways to extract information from current systems to support operational decisions

  • Optimize and develop the MS ACCESS database

  • Create and optimize MS EXCEL templates supporting the operational needs

  • Support with process data analysis

  • Communicate with different stakeholders to support the implementations

  • Support the Continuous Improvement Program within the Distribution Center

Critical Competencies

  • Fully proficient in MS ACCESS and MS EXCEL including VBA

  • Communication: Listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, and actively seek feedback from experienced supervisors, operators, etc.

  • Dependability/Reliability: Follow through on commitments, timely delivery on assigned tasks, etc.

  • Flexibility: Willing to perform a wide range of tasks, positive responds to changes in direction and priorities, and acceptance of new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

Co-op Education and Program Requirements

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the co-op

  • Co-ops work 40 hours per week

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

  • Strong communication skills

  • Valid US Work authorization

Personal Competencies

  • Customer Focus

  • Peer Relationships

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Standing Alone

  • Action Oriented

  • Perseverance

  • Learning on the Fly

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