Operations Graduate Program - Logistic Data Analys...

Location: Ghent

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Position Description

Volvo Group Operations Graduate Program

If you are up for the challenge of developing the next generation of production plants and want to be a part of the innovative world of Volvo Group, this is the graduate program for you!

During 15 intense and exciting months, the program will give you a holistic view of the Volvo Group’s global truck manufacturing organization. You will get to know our different brands and their plants and learn about our logistics organizations and activities. You will take a deep dive into some specific areas of our business such as manufacturing, health and safety, quality, and continuous improvements, while also learning about the end-to-end supply chain, aftermarket parts, and our remanufacturing operations. You will be part of the transformation in our industry, working with new technologies and building the competencies for tomorrow.

In parallel, you will grow your interpersonal skills through individual and team development sessions. You will have a permanent position from day one, with a manager and mentor to support you. You will have the opportunity for several “on-the-job” rotations and experience working on real project assignments. In addition, you will join a number of learning modules where you get together with other program participants to take part in training and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.

If rotational development, a global set up and designing the world of tomorrow aspects you are looking for in your next job context, this position might be something for you.

PositionOperations Graduate Program - Logistic Data Analyst

Our organization:

At the Group Trucks Operation Plant in Ghent, we build around 200 heavy-duty trucks per day. Guided by Continuous Improvement, the assembly plant provides a challenging working environment with our Customers’ Success is our number one priority. We are proud to deliver high quality trucks, built with passion.

This is us, your new team:

“Curious about the world around me. Change and transformation are a source of inspiration and energy.” These words describe the logistic engineering team perfectly. You will be a part of this team which consists out of various roles: logistic engineers, packaging engineers, project managers, … They are leading the logistics innovation in a most dynamic environment, where passionate people help to build the factory of the future. Cooperation is key!

Main activities and responsibilities:

To be able to take the next step within logistics we want to get a better grip on all the information we have in our systems. This massive amount of data within the Volvo Group is waiting to be mined. You, as the logistic data analyst, will focus on the available internal & external logistic information. Your main task consists out of transforming and structuring the data in visually attracting interfaces that allow easy and correct interpretation by your colleagues.
Based on their input you can provide a more in-depth analysis of the data or the other way around, give a bigger scope and insights in possible correlations.

Who are you?

Do you want to grab the chance to apply all your theoretical and practical knowledge from school at a world-class leader in the automotive industry?
Does the dynamic world of logistics trigger you? Are you able to see the bigger picture and identify how specific datasets influence the logistic reality? Is innovation for you a synonym for fascination?
Do you want to help the organization in its operational and strategic decision-making by supporting them with solid data and refreshing insights?

Required knowledge/experience
  • A BSc or MSc in IT or Engineering (with experience/interest in IT)
  • Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • As this is a truly global program, most of your meetings and emails will be in English, hence you need to be fluent in both speaking and writing in English. Also a very good knowledge of Dutch is required.
  • You have a passion for developing people, operations and products and are an inclusive team player that values the full diversity of the team.
  • Analytical mindset, able to read data and translate it into tangible advice and insights.
  • Strong communication skills, you feel comfortable in working with a diverse cross-functional team acting with integrity, showing consistency, and being credible.
  • Resilient, you can challenge the status-quo and be challenged on your analysis.
  • Storyteller, someone who can make new technologies understandable and accessible for all.
  • Capable of switching between a holistic view and providing in-depth insights.
Applications will be screened as from 16th of August.
To review the full application process, you can find this here.

Belgium, Ghent

For further information, please contact:

Manager: Thijs Jacobs – thijs.jacobs@volvo.com
HRBP: Ewout De Saeger – Ewout.de.saeger@volvo.com

Are we a perfect match?

Are you a true data wizard, keen on understanding what is underneath the surface? What drives certain trends? Or even better how those trends can be predicted?

Then you are the one we are looking for! Do not hesitate and apply now!

About us

The 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.

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!

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