Volvo Group Team Leader – Distribution Centers North America - Joliet IL in Joliet, Illinois

Logistics Operations Americas is part of GTO and has approximately 1,000 employees in more than 20 locations within the region. Our job is to design, handle and optimize the supply chain for all Volvo Group brands. The scope for Logistics Services includes making sure material is delivered to the production facilities, packaging is available, vehicles are distributed to the dealers, and that management of material, warehouses and distribution ensures the availability of parts everywhere in the world. We make sure all logistics services are delivered with world class operational excellence.

The Team Leader reports to the Departmental Supervisor and is responsible for assisting the Supervisor with the oversight of the inbound product flow within the CDC as well as for securing the quality of all incoming goods, including the reverse logistics flow.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support a lean operation, using VPS mindset and tools (e.g Gemba, daily follow up, 5S, Problem Solving, Standardized Work)

  • Report on business and site specific areas of development at the daily VPS meeting

  • Ensure standard operating procedures are in place and being followed

  • Assist with root cause analysis and help to implement a continuous improvement mindset

  • May replace team members when they are absent, on vacation or on other assignments

  • Assist supervisors in monitoring the team’s performance to ensure daily goals are met

  • Help supervisors motivate team members to improve performance

  • Assist team members when issues arise (Quality, productivity etc.)

  • Assist supervisors with the identification of training needs for experienced team members and facilitate the training of new team members and temporary employees

  • Assure coverage for the daily operations based on vacation or call ins

  • Monitor cut times to assure release times are met for all carriers

  • Randomly review workstations to verify conformance to best practices are adhered to

  • Attend training and retraining as necessary

  • Empower teams through the approval and implementation of ideas using the idea generation process

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the area Supervisor or Manager

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Required minimum 2 to 5 years relevant experience in a similar function in a logistics or distribution company


  • Good COMMUNICATION skills and ability to work under minimal amount of supervision

  • INITIATIVE & DRIVE: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged


  • Good ANALYTICAL skills and PROBLEM SOLVING attitude

  • Good skills in working with MS Office programs, Word, Excel, Power Point Etc. and ability to learn new IT applications applicable for the role

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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