Volvo Group Product Cost Controller in Greensboro, North Carolina

Position Title

Product Cost Controller

This position is part of the Volvo Group International Graduate Program. For program information, please visit . Eligible applicants must be recent (2015/2016) or expectant (May 2017) graduate. Visa sponsorship is not offered for this role; therefore, current US work authorization is required.


As Product Cost Controller, you’re involved in the product development phases in product projects as well as in maintenance activities.

You should achieve this by being the primary project resource for product cost in product projects, providing a proactive and engineered management of product cost in the product development phases as well as in the maintenance activities. You will gain a valuable competence in the company by combining business understanding, product knowledge and project management.

You will belong to Cost Engineering/Product Cost within Group Trucks Technology (GTT) Controlling & Strategy and you report to the Manager of Product Cost Vehicle NA.

Position Responsibilities

  • Forecast and control Product Cost in product projects and in maintenance phases

  • Bring the technical/economic expertise and support product cost improvements

  • Challenge the status quo (existing designs, offering, suppliers): feed the projects and the organization with technical and commercial gaps (to target) and propose actions to close these gaps. Drive gap closing activities

  • Guide and influence the decisions from a financial perspective

  • Guarantee integrity and transparencies in the decision process

  • Be a valued member of the network consisting of Cost Engineering (CE) and Product Cost Controllers (PCC), to make sure we work closely, and cover all aspects of product cost, throughout the entire lifetime of our products

  • Support and develop the product cost controlling methods in order to optimize the working practices in a global organization

  • Drive and foster a product cost culture within GTT

  • Acting as a FPM - you support the Chief Product Manager (CPM) in all financial issues, scrutinizing the decisions and drive actions to reach the project targets

Program Requirements:

  • US work authorization; Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Recent graduate: May 2015 - May 2017

  • Maximum of two years previous work-experience after graduation

Education and experience

  • Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Engineering Management (Master’s preferred)

  • Preferably previous experience in similar positions or successful experiences in Engineering, Purchasing, Product Quality or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Ability to leverage the decisions in product projects through a technical/economic expertise

Required Competencies

  • Reliable technical and product cost understanding

  • Good knowledge about product cost and profitability calculations

  • Project management

Key Skills

  • Energy and passion to lead the organization towards a “cost-culture”

  • Strong communication skills and networking abilities in a large and international network of team members

  • Open-minded, autonomous and showing synthetic capacities

  • Interested to learn and drive for improvements

About us

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, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.

With Volvo Group Trucks Technology 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. We make our customers win.

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Group Trucks Technology


North Carolina



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Finance & Control