May 20, 2021

Project Manager - Operations

  • Hagerstown, MD, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

Want to join our journey
towards excellence?


This is us, your new colleagues
Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions.
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Volvo Penta, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.
We work cross-functionally and globally to exceed our customer's expectations and reach the world class manufacturing level. We have exciting work in front of us, and more on the horizon. The automotive world is changing rapidly and to be part of this big change is an exciting movement. Many growth and countless career opportunities await for leaders who are willing to join our team on this challenging journey.

What to learn more about Hagerstown?
We are the Heart. We develop and produce heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions and axles for Volvo Group Brands. In operation since 1961, we are a proud supportive member of the community of Washington County and its surrounding areas.

We are looking for
A motivated team member to provide professional service within a formal manufacturing process or a major project. The individual should be comfortable and experienced in taking responsibility to facilitate product change and implement activities related to design, validation, sourcing, tooling & pilot introductions. An individual to support in the adaptation of global product preparation processes into Powertrain Hagerstown as necessary to manage current and future products.

You will be responsible to contribute to a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination, employee engagement and change towards a Built-in-quality mindset of the entire Powertrain operation organization of Hagerstown.

Main activities and responsibilities for this role:
  • Fulfil project manager responsibilities according to the Volvo Powertrain Global Development Product & Aftermarket Product Portfolio Process (DVP).
  • Leader in a cross functional team - to establish break though improvements in manufacturing industrial and product projects while maintaining an efficient reporting status of product / process implementation insuring adherence to established policy and procedures
  • Review, participate in, insure production readiness, and co-ordinate implementation of new designs and changes into the manufacturing facilities.
  • With minimal general direction, identify and actively pursue specific opportunities to increase the quality and speed of the product/supplier change processes while respecting key financial considerations.

Critical competencies and experience
We are looking for a team member with a strong customer focus who will be committed to the teamwork environment through being a resourceful team player. Maintaining collaborative relationships with team members internal and external is key in creating a successful and strong team. Experience with decision making and influencing ability is key in being about to drive the implementation and necessary changes. Excellent communication skills will ease both team and cross functional work for allowing trustworthy network building.

The ideal candidate for this position has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience or a minimum of 8 years of applicable experience in a heavy manufacturing environment. Experience preferably in manufacturing or project field.

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