Volvo Group Export Control Specialist, Products and Parts in Göteborg, Sweden

Customs and Trade

Customs and Trade, a hosted function with GTO Service Market and Logistics has the responsibility to manage Customs and Trade activities globally for the whole Volvo Group. This includes flows of all material into factories and distribution centres as well as complete products and parts to dealers and end customers.

The main responsibilities for Customs and Trade is to:

  • Ascertain the Volvo Group’s adherence to rules, regulations, laws and the Volvo Group policies related to Export Control, Customs and other Trade related areas

  • Balance risks and optimize the processes in order to reach highest efficiency at lowest total cost

Purpose of the position

Export Control is defined by the set of laws, policies, and regulations that govern the export of sensitive items for a country or company.

The role of Export Control organization is to regulate the transfer of information, commodities, technology, and software considered to be strategically important in the interest of national security, economic and/or foreign policy concerns.

We are in the phase of building a new global Export Control organization with the purpose to secure Volvo adherence to Export Control regulations. One key player, for this new organization, is the Products and Parts Specialist who will bring valuable knowledge from a critical area of competence to our Export Control team.

This is a role covering the entire Volvo Group with a main responsibility to secure that the export of Products and Parts comply with the Export control regulations; spanning from high level compliance requirements to specific technical evaluations and issues in the supply chain. The role has a main focus on export control classification of Products and Parts. You will work in close interaction with the Export Control Specialist on Embedded systems and Software.

Key responsibilities

  • Function as a center of expertize for Export Control within the Volvo Group with focus on Products and Parts

  • Coordinate and support in classification of Products and Parts from a technical perspective (Dual Use, US-content and sanctions)

  • Participate in identification of current and potential risks regarding Export Control with focus on Products and Parts

  • Lead task forces with representatives from various functions within the Volvo Group such as Legal Departments, Sales divisions, Technology departments and Operations on specific export control matters

  • Prepare the technical part of license applications and other communications with various governmental agencies.

Here's what you can anticipate as the Export Control Products and Parts Specialist:

  • Together with the rest of the team; Manage prerequisites towards the global processes, routines and tools to secure an efficient export control program

  • Gain knowledge on the total Volvo Group product offering and have Interaction with all sites globally

  • Train and inform on export control rules within the Volvo Group

  • Participating in the development of strategies to secure export control compliance when exporting out from the Volvo Group

  • Work as an inspiring, inclusive and active team member.

Qualifications / Key Competencies

For this position we’re looking for an independent and structured person, with great personal drive and very strong integrity. We think you have:

  • Background in product development

  • Good understanding of Volvo Group Processes and Products

  • Holistic mind-set, with ability to deep dive into details upon need

  • Strong result focus, able to prioritize

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Knowledge of European and American export control regulations* (is a merit)

  • Experience from work related to Regulatory Compliance work (is a merit)

Minimum Education and Experience

  • University degree in engineering

  • Experience of cross-functional leadership

*Reference to the Regulations:

Candidates with US citizenship cannot be considered for this position.

The position requires occasional travelling.

Location: Gothenburg


Cecilia Alkhagen, Manager Export Control

+46 31 3237232

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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Västra Götaland



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