Volvo Group Sourcing Buyer in Göteborg, Sweden

Are you a result oriented person with sharp commercial skills, who brings energy and passion to your team of colleagues and the company you work for? And do you have the drive and curiosity to take on new challenges and make a difference?

Then please continue to read because you are probably the one we are looking for!

Volvo Buses is looking to hire a Strategic Sourcing Buyer.

As part of the Strategic Purchasing group at Volvo Buses you would be working with a global team of highly professional purchasers, each with his or hers special area of expertise. The Strategic Purchasing Department is responsible for the sourcing of parts for the future generations of public transport solutions produced at Volvo Buses plants in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Together we make sure that the sourcing strategies utilize the best supplier base for each commodity and help generate the best possible result for the team, the company and our society.

Role Summary

Working in this position you would be responsible for Volvo Buses strategic sourcing of a selection of commodities, the most important one being plastic components that are used in almost all areas of the bus.

As Strategic Sourcing Buyer you would have the global responsibility to establish sourcing strategies for your commodities in cooperation with the other buyers in Project&Operations, purchasing project managers, our supplier quality department, the teams in product development and our manufacturing plants. This would require international travel for internal and supplier meetings and the full responsibility of management of the supplier relationships within your commodity.

This includes implementation of the best supplier relationship management processes, supplier development, supplier partnering while ensuring a strong key stakeholder process on a global level. Your work would be in line with the Volvo Way and Volvo Group corporate values.

To be successful in this position we think you have the following attributes:

  • A thorough commercial understanding

  • Excellent negotiating skills

  • Great networking skills and ability to work and lead cross functional teams

  • An interest in manufacturing

  • Openness to and interest in different cultures

  • An ability to balance all relevant variables in sourcing

  • Focus on result

  • Accountability

  • A positive attitude to new challenges

  • Fluent in English with strong communication and presentation ability

  • University degree in Business and/or Engineering

  • Excellent leadership qualities

  • Volvo buses is a very good employer with excellent opportunities for additional training and with opportunities for further professional and personal development.

We who work here cannot promise you an easy job, but we can promise an opportunity to be part of a team with a positive attitude that gives energy and always supports each other!

For further information, please contact:

Peter Eklöf, Manager Strategic Sourcing, + 46 765 535 837.

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 Buses , is driven by a purpose to ensure that millions of people reach their travel destination every day. Reliably, safely and with respect for the environment. We want to make a difference, being pioneers of sustainable transport solutions of the future. We want to be there for our customers providing uptime and reliability, all over the world every day. Volvo Buses is leading the biggest technology shift in public transport in decades with our electromobility offer. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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