Volvo Group Project Manager Purchasing (PMP) in Göteborg, Sweden

PLANNING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND PURCHASING

GLOBAL PURCHASING is looking for a

Project Manager Purchasing (PMP)

Located in Gothenburg

Volvo Penta Purchasing has the responsibility to manage sourcing of parts for production and testing for the Volvo Penta business. Setting clear and challenging goals and following-up the execution of the strategies and activities to achieve the goals are vital parts of our success.

The Project and Prototype group within Purchasing is looking for a Project Manager Purchasing. The Project Manager for purchasing will oversee purchasing activities, such as supplier choices, tooling investments and quality assurance (APQP), in product development projects and other cross-functional projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as Project Manager Purchasing in product development and other cross functional projects

  • Plan, control, and report purchasing activities in each gate in accordance with our decided development process

  • Report deviations to the project plan and develop recovery plans with stakeholders

  • Regularly share project status with Buyers and Supplier quality engineers

  • Report and escalate project related issues to Purchasing Management

  • Consolidate tooling investment for the projects

  • Work in accordance with the existing tools and processes and contribute to further improvement of the process efficiency

Expected Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • Min two years of experience from project management or from work at a purchasing/product development department

  • Communicative—can cooperate and talk to colleagues at different levels in the organisation

  • Fluency—oral and written—in English is required

  • Basic technical knowledge, ability to understand drawings and engineering vocabulary

  • Good understanding of project management and product development projects

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Capacity to coach and lead in a challenging environment

  • Strong team player, self-starter with the ability to take initiative

  • Good networking capability

  • Business, financial & cost management mindset

  • Pro-active and good ability in priority management

  • Personal integrity

  • Willingness and ability to work in a global organization

We highly appreciate a positive attitude, passion and energy for the assignment.

For further information, please contact:

Jenny Lund, Manager Projects and Prototypes, Global Purchasing;

Telephone: +46 31 323-8441

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.

Auto req ID

74932BR

Entity

Volvo Penta

State/Province

Västra Götaland

City/Town

Göteborg

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional

Last application date

29-Sep-2017

Functional Area

Purchasing

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