Volvo CE appoints new SVP of purchasing and supplier management

Volvo Construction Equipment
July 10, 2018
By Volvo Construction Equipment
Effective October 1, Peter Jordansson will take up the position of senior vice-president (SVP) of purchasing and supplier management on the executive management team (EMT), reporting to Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg.
Effective October 1, Peter Jordansson will take up the position of senior vice-president (SVP) of purchasing and supplier management on the executive management team (EMT), reporting to Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg. Photo: Volvo CE
Effective October 1, Peter Jordansson will take up the position of senior vice-president (SVP) of purchasing and supplier management on the executive management team (EMT), reporting to Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg. With more than 20 years of experience in logistics and transport, Jordansson has worked with some of the biggest names in Sweden including Volvo Group, Scania and most recently steel company SSAB.

Jordansson’s 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.

“I am really pleased to welcome Peter to the executive management team,” Melker said. “Peter 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.”

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, Jordansson 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 the manager of logistics at the Arvika facility, before re-joining Scania as purchasing director at the company’s Buses & Coaches division.


Prior to joining Volvo CE, Peter’s most recent roles have been at SSAB, where he has been leading its supply chain and purchasing and sourcing development.

Jordansson will be based at Volvo CE’s Gothenburg headquarters when he takes up his position later this year.

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