Product Build Order Office

Volvo Group Greensboro , NC 27395

Posted 7 months ago

Complete Vehicle contributes to deliver the right Products & Services to all Volvo Group brand customers according to product segmentation and brand positioning. In Complete Vehicle we are a team of specialized functions with various responsibilities: Aftermarket technology developing aftermarket solutions for the brands; FVV breaking down features to technical requirements, as well as verifying and validating products and services; Product Design translating the soul of the brand to a product message; Product Builds delivering all truck and component builds; Special Vehicle Development developing niche products.

In Complete Vehicle we are close to end customers, understanding their needs and behaviors. Our engaged teams have a holistic view of the entire truck and bring hands-on truck experience.

Product Builds provides Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks, UD Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Bus and Governmental Sales with all prototype vehicle and component needed for tests. We are responsible to deliver all rigs, mock up, mules, prototypes to answer all Group Trucks Technology powertrain and vehicle projects. We also cooperate closely with manufacturing and purchasing to assemble prototypes in the Volvo Group plants. In Product Builds, we constantly improve our way of working through cooperation between our sites worldwide and work according to lean principles (Volvo Production System).

Our teams are skilled in product and product documentations, prototype purchasing and logistics. Our engaged teams are located in Gothenburg, Lyon, Greensboro, Hagerstown, Curitiba, Bangalore and Ageo.

Job Summary

Would you like to help Volvo Group achieve one of its most strategic objectives?

Would you like to manage all aspects of budget related to a new development product?

Would you like to work in a small but challenging team to support engineering area, workshop and design studio on prototype needs despite final brand destination, Volvo or Mack?

If YES, this position is for you!

As an Order Office on Project for Product Build in US, you will be actively involved in developing and leading the budget and forecast work of Product Build for all US projects, It is the input channel for all cost estimates and updates the result in Score system.

Performance follow-up is done on a regular basis mainly monthly but also weekly for specific activity mainly on logistic.

The Product Build order office is the representative in activities/meetings connected to budget forecast and score work.

The challenges ahead is to be more efficient, to apply an agile way of working on Product Build Process to generate a positive effect to our quality of projects and financial project results.

Core Responsibilities

  • Product builds responsible for cost estimate and payment plan update globally

  • Leading cost estimate and payment plan process within Product Builds globally regarding hours and material for start cost projects, maintenance projects, process projects, IS/IT projects and other activities

  • In channel, coordinating all answers from line organizations, updating the figures into the system.

  • Product builds responsible for budget and forecast work, leading the work within Product Builds organization

  • Product project hours, PIM hours, invoicing hours, non-billable hours, AE hours

  • Resource planning

  • Monthly follow of workload versus manning

  • Update resource file

  • Update long term manning file/forecast on demand

  • Performance follow up

  • Follow up spent versus planned (hours, material, expenses)

  • Monthly follow up of workload versus manning

  • Follow new projects and secure that cost estimates and payment plan is covered for Product Builds

  • Initiate cost estimates to line managers

  • Score update

  • WBS structure

  • Update hours and material cost for all groups

  • Lead work to be more efficient and harmonized in internal Product Builds financial processes

  • Educate

  • Implement KPI

  • Prototype material cost

  • With input and in cooperation with finance, follow up in detail on prototype material cost

Additional Information

  • Hiring by end of May 2019

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree; MS degree preferred

  • Experience with the most common Volvo systems within PB as example; Kola, SAP, Score and GPS

  • Experienced in Microsoft Office

  • Personal qualities include the ablity to take initiative, a desire for improvement as well as sound ability to communicate and engage people.

Required Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Business or Finance

  • Experienced in most common Product Build Knowledge, Project, or Production Knowledge is preferred

  • You have an analytical mind and communication skills..

  • Drive to improve our processes and way of working

  • Understand the content of a technical specification and project requirements

  • General knowledge in different measuring methods

  • Holistic view to understand and contribute to process improvements.

  • Well organized, structured and accurate to be able to make updates in different systems

  • Leadership competences: action oriented, priority setting, customer focus, developing direct report and ability to adapt

  • Ability to take initiatives/responsibilities, good communication and open-minded

Leadership Competencies

  • Priority setting

  • Ability to adapt

  • Developing direct report

  • Action oriented

  • Customer focus

Behavioural Competencies

  • Team spirit

  • Good communication

  • Open to change

  • Open minded

  • Ability to take initiative

Professional Skills

  • Structured and Analytical

  • Good knowledge in finance

  • Drive process improvement

  • Understand technical specification and project requirements

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Product Build Order Office

Volvo Group