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  • Posted: Nov 13, 2020
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    The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products ...
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    Director Transport Operations South Africa


    The Transport Operations International (TO INTER) Management team is together responsible for driving production logistics operations with competitive flexibility, delivery precision, sustainability and cost. We are responsible for transporting material from supplier to plant, managing and distributing packaging material and delivering Volvo products to final market. Delivery precision is a must for us to support Volvo operation and we deliver that with high cost focus and environmental awareness.

    We are now recruiting a Director Transport Operations - South Africa

    Our organization is the perfect platform for people who wants to make a difference. You need to be passionate about making things better for our employees, organization and our society.


    In this position, you will be a member of the TO INTER management team and lead the Transport Operations South Africa (TO ZA) organization located in Durban. The TO ZA organization holds a diverse set of roles where some are more operational and some more analytical and strategical.

    Your most important assignment in the role is to lead and develop the people in the TO ZA organization and to continuously improve your function’s way of working. This we believe you do through strategic focus, challenging targets and coaching.

    You will work in a global supply chain context that provides an interesting diversity both in people and responsibility areas. You will work together with colleagues within TO INTER but to a great extent also with colleagues in other parts of Production Logistics, in other regions and in development functions. Your main interface will be towards Volvo plant and sales teams, PENTA, VBC and SML organizations in South Africa. Delivery precision and continuous improvements are main deliverables from your organization with the aim to have a world class sustainable transport system. One of the biggest challenges ahead for all of us within TO INTER, is to embrace what the digitalization can do to make our contribution to the Volvo Group world class.


    We are looking for you who can bring in new perspectives to the continued development of the transport operations in South Africa. You are an experienced, energized, person who sees the benefit of building strong relationships and leading through your team. You are a person that very much enjoys working with a broad spectra of stakeholders and you love the challenges our high pace and our operational environment brings. You are ambitious and it comes natural to you to lead a team and to involve the right people at the right time. Your knowledge of the Volvo Group processes and your network will be of great importance when it comes to navigating between stakeholders and supporting your team in further development.

    We believe that it is an advantage if you have:

    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the field
    • A University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Operation management


    We can’t promise you an effortless job, but we can promise you some really skilled colleagues and some truly exciting challenges to work with. As you will be the leader of an organization of skilled people your passion for leadership and change, shines through. We believe it is only together we can create great business, and it is only together we will make this world a better place. If you have great capability to involve, motivate and engage others then we are certain that you would be a great asset to our team.

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