Volvo Group Supervisor - Material Handling in Hagerstown, Maryland

Department, Division or Global Function

GTO – Hagerstown, MD - US

Reports to - Director – Supply Chain

Direct reports and matrix reports to the above Position

Direct reports (Industrial Workers) in material handling report to the Director – Supply Chain


  • To manage internal supply chain resources (human, material, intellectual and financial) in order to deliver decided products at agreed targets

  • Develop, manage and facilitate the introduction, implementation and maintenance of Global Volvo Group order to delivery processes, systems, organization & logistics to the business process & logistics department. This position enables, facilitates and maintains interaction and communication within Volvo Group Hagerstown


Managerial position: Supervisor – Material Handing: Responsible for strong leadership within the industrial workforce, drive for efficiencies, motivate and delegate within assigned teams/shift.


Managerial position: The Supervisor – Material Handling: N-6 from Volvo Group CEO, Reporting to Director – Supply Chain.

Key responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Insure a safe work environment for all employees using a methodical approach to risk identification and mitigation

  • Lead through a communicative leadership style, with 2 way communication and high employee engagement. Ensure all employees are aware of their responsibilities, how they contribute to the total result, and that they are recognized for performance

  • Supervise industrial workers

  • Execute the vision through comprehensive cross-functional planning of physical and process improvements within work areas.

  • Develop and continue 5S

  • Leadership and membership for the teams and committees created to achieve Volvo Group Hagerstown goals

  • Assist in overcoming obstacles by developing new processes, finding contacts, and opening lines of communication within Volvo Group

  • Actively work within Volvo Group North America on continuing the logistic strategy for Hagerstown

  • Actively work with the various industrial transformation teams as assigned to provide required process information and/or contacts to facilitate group product introduction

  • Participate in Global meeting forums regarding logistics/material handling as needed

  • Drive and develop area targets and goals through the A-3 process

  • Actively work with continuous improvement and cost deployment initiatives

Key targets and results

  • Safety - Lost Time Accident Frequency Rate

  • Missing at Point of Production

  • # Improvements Per Employee

  • Employee Engagement

  • Variable Cost per Unit

  • Inventory Accuracy

Essential educational and/or training qualifications and certificates

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but would consider 2-5 years of manufacturing/logistics experience

  • Formal training in leadership, communication and people skills

  • Competencies required, taken from the Volvo Leadership competencies (see competencies below)

Preferred experience and knowledge

  • Minimum two (2) years’ of manufacturing/logistics experience

  • Minimum two (2) years’ supervisory/managerial experience in a logistics environment

  • Lean principals/VPS training/Six Sigma experience

Necessary technical/functional/language skills

  • Needs to have a good understanding of the Volvo Group Businesses

  • As all documentation is in English, proficiency in the English language is required

Leading People Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking – Customer Focus, Managing Diversity, Priority Setting

  • Inspirational Leadership – Developing Direct Reports & Others, Informing, Delegation

  • Courage and Integrity – Integrity & Trust, Fairness to direct reports

  • Execution – Directing Others, Perseverance, Drive for Results

  • Self-management – Learning on the Fly, Self-Development

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 Operations encompasses the production of state-of-the-art products for the truck brands of the Volvo Group, as well as Volvo Group engines and transmissions, through an international world class industrial environment.

With Volvo Group Trucks Operations 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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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran