Operations Graduate Program Production Planner and Logistics Engineer

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.
In parallel, you will grow as a person, 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 experience several “on-the-job” rotations and have the opportunity to work 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 trainings and events designed to help you grow into your future career at the Volvo Group.
Position – Production Planner and Logistics Engineer
Our organization:
Volvo Group Trucks Operations Europe and Brazil Manufacturing in Umeå, manufactures truck cabs for the European market and cab parts for the global market. The cab plant in Umeå has a capacity of 75,000 cabs per year and is Norrland's largest manufacturing industry with approximately 1,400 employees. The production facility is one of the world's most modern cab plants with advanced manufacturing technology based on robots and computerized monitoring. The production is based on customer orders. This means that each cab is unique and made entirely according to customer requirements. With customers’ success as our drive we continuously improve our production and logistic setup in order to be the most successful cab manufacturer and to deliver a premium quality cab.
This is us, your new team:
The logistics department at the Umeå factory designs and setup internal logistic flows to deliver all the parts needed to build a cab. We are responsible to support and develop all internal logistic processes from goods receiving to point of use. Together with productions engineers, material handling, line operators and production managers we work to continuously improve our internal logistic processes. We participate in all product and process projects that have an impact on logistic flows. As a member in our department you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead.
Main activities and responsibilities:
We are looking for a committed future production planner and logistics engineer to help us make Umeå a world class factory in cabs manufacturing. Main work will be to apply lean thinking and improve our internal materials flows. Along with your trainee period you will work with a cross functional project between the planning department and logistics engineering department. You will focus on the knocked down material flow and visualize the planning for the internal material flow in the Umeå factory
As a production planner and logistics engineer you are the one setting up a material flow making it possible for the parts to be delivered in an optimal way to the right place at the right time, in order to build a premium quality cab. The solutions you work out are the most efficient way from a safety, ergonomics, and cost perspective. You balance the workload for the internal logistic processes and make sure that the logistic operators have the right conditions and tools in order to perform their job. You will work with both daily and long-term solutions.
Who are you?
We believe that you are a person who strives to continuously develop your technical skills, build knowledge and share your expertise with others. Having a holistic view and a good knowledge about Lean is also important for a Planning and Logistics engineer.
A communicative team player, open to other's views, welcoming to feedback, contributing to a positive team spirit and putting the success of the team above your own interests are something we are looking for.
We also believe that you have an ambition to develop yourself, your team and the business that you are working in.
To be successful in this role you will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Master of Science (civil engineering, industrial engineering, business engineering)
  • Master of Science (civil engineering, industrial engineering, business engineering)
  • Maximum two years of previous working experience, prior to or after graduation.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluent in Swedish or willing and able to learn rapidly
  • Process oriented and analytical with a hands-on mentality
  • Good at problem solving

Umeå, Sweden
This is an amazing opportunity so don't hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions!
Manager: Hanna Johansson +46 72 862 72 97
HRBP: Elisabeth Lundell +46 72 862 72 36
Looking forward to your application!
Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted.
Read more about the Graduate Program at our career site: https://www.volvogroup.com/en-en/careers/graduate-programs.html


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.








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