Volvo Group Lead Buyer in Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta designs, develops, manufactures and markets marine and industrial power systems. Advanced technology and high standards of quality, combined with a very high degree of customization and partnership with customers, are its prime competitive features.



is looking for a

Lead Buyer

Our employees describe Volvo Penta as a great place to work. We encourage people to take individual responsibility and offer exciting assignments in a highly innovative environment.

We strongly believe that high performance comes from motivated employees, courage to think outside the box and having fun. We are both world leading and pioneers in our field. Right now we want a Lead Buyer to join our Global Purchasing Department.

Position description

We are looking for a Lead Buyer, who will set the Global Strategy for one or several Commodities and coordinate Purchasing activities globally. At Volvo Penta, you will have the chance to make a difference, since the organization is small enough for you to get involved and make decisions. Being a part of the Volvo Group also means we can benefit from the larger organization.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Manage the supplier relationships and performance (quality, delivery, feature and cost) for the entire product life cycle (project, sourcing, operational) and co-operate cross-functionally to achieve best solution

  • Perform the activities required for the portfolio: e.g. negotiations, sourcing, re-sourcing, projects, optimize the total cost (Quality, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, etc.)

  • Work in accordance with the Volvo Penta processes, the Volvo values and behaviors

Volvo Penta Purchasing is a global organization. Together with colleagues in Asia, US and Sweden you will create the future for your Commodity. Volvo Penta is Innovative, profitable and World leader in our field, join us to continue that journey.


  • University degree preferably in engineering and/or business

  • Good knowledge in English, both written and spoken

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from International business within Purchasing or Sales

  • Business acumen

  • Technical curiosity

  • Analytical, logical and structured

  • Positive attitude and target oriented approach

  • Strong team player and the ability to take initiatives

Traveling is expected, occationally

For further information, please contact:

Hiring Manager: Niklas Thelander; +46 739024722

HR contact: Teresa Krook; +46 76 5533710

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.

With Volvo Penta , a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Västra Götaland



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