New executive appointment at Volvo CE
Company appoints Peter Jordansson as senior vice-president of purchasing and supplier management
PETER Jordansson is to join Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as the company’s new senior vice-president (SVP) of purchasing and supplier management. Effective 1 October 2018, he will take up the position on the executive management team, reporting to Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg.
With more than 20 years of experience in logistics and transport, Mr Jordansson (pictured) has worked with some of the biggest names in Sweden, including Volvo Group, Scania and, most recently, steel company SSAB.
His new role will mark his return to Volvo CE, after he previously held a management position at the company. In his new position as SVP, he will promote the needs of the supply chain in the company’s strategic discussions.
Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg commented: ‘I am really pleased to welcome Peter to the executive management team. He has had strong track records of managing the full supply chain in different industries, from operational level to strategic level.
‘The supply chain is a critical part of our overall business and we see a need for the purchasing function to get more focus by being directly represented in Volvo CE’s strategic discussions.’
Mr Jordansson’s first logistics position came in 1994, at AQ Segerström & Svensson – a company based in the same town as Volvo CE’s manufacturing facilities in Eskilstuna.
In 2003 he joined Scania as production planning manager, and later manager of logistics for Scania’s engine-assembly facility in Södertälje.
He then spent two years working for Volvo CE as manager of logistics at the Arvika facility, before rejoining Scania as purchasing director at the company’s Buses & Coaches division.
Prior to rejoining Volvo CE, his most recent roles have been at SSAB, where he has been leading their supply chain and purchasing and sourcing development.
Mr Jordansson will be based at Volvo CE’s Gothenburg headquarters when he takes up his position later this year.