Volvo Group SML Gent Communication Manager in Gent (Oostakker), Belgium

Service Market Logistics (SML) is part of Group Trucks Operations . We are an organization of approximately 3,700 employees globally in more than 40 locations. Every day, we are delivering world class operational excellence for our customers, based on smart logistics solutions. Our job is to develop, manage and optimize the Service Market supply chain for all Volvo Group brands and JV’s. The scope for Service Market Logistics includes Flow Optimization, Inventory Management, Distribution center Operations, customs and trade as well as the development of logistics solutions to ensure the highest possible parts availability, delivery precision and quality everywhere in the world. We strive for an innovative and diverse workplace, exercising the Volvo Group values with high focus on customer success.

We operate the Central Distribution Center in Gent, the Support Distribution Centers across Europe, the Material Planning and Service Center Operations in Sweden and Belgium.


•Coordinate, Implement, and support the communication plan in line with the Volvo Group/GTO Communication Plan.

•Deliver measurable management/employee cohesion through proactive and consistent stakeholder communication

•Provide communication coaching for managers and leaders.

•Identify local communication needs and source information/tools from global communication function, close collaboration with GTO Communication Network

•Establish and grow a strong local culture based on the Volvo Group Values in partnership with Gent HR colleagues

•Support management team in creating/sharing/enabling dialogue on local target image, performance and ‘glocal’ story

•Active content manager: building the Gent story for Volvo Group magazine, Violin, social media newsletter, …

•Communication follow-up: measurements

•Drive site adherence to all facets of Volvo Group brand and identity guidelines

•Deliver proactive partnerships and CSR initiatives through community relations from a site perspective

•On top of communications trends in the industry


University degree or 5-7 years of experience in communications

Experience from a multi-cultural business environment.

Experience in communications coaching and consulting

Fluent verbal and in writing, both Dutch and English

Experience with and understanding of Volvo Group Culture and Volvo Group Values

Ability to work with different audience types

Strong capacity in building networks

Presentation skills

Holding strong personal credibility, integrity and creativity

Business knowledge and focus

For further information, please contact:

Steven Lefebvre, Director Communications Gent and Europe, Service Market Logistics, +32 477 628258,

Adobe Photoshop & InDesign skills are a plus

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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Group Trucks Operations




Gent (Oostakker)

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Travel Required (Maximum)


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Marketing & Communication

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