Volvo Group VIE Competence and Development buyer in Göteborg, Sweden

“The VIE, International Voluntary Abroad, is a French international corporate placement programme for young professionals between the age of 18 and 28 who are European Union nationals. For these reasons, we thank you in advance to mention these items on your CV. For more detailed information about the eligibility conditions to this programme, we invite you to go to Business France website:

You will be part of the Professional Services team within the Indirect Product and Services Purchasing organization and you will be in charge of the competence and development (or training) segment and potentially some other segments for France, Belgium and Sweden.

Competence and Development is one of the growing segments as part of Volvo plan to develop in a more efficient way his employees. It consists of buying training from A to Z or off the shelf including trainer services but also training material, e-learning, ... including challenging the supplier/the stakeholder on Optimization of the Demand.

Your main tasks will be to work hand in hand with the segment leader buyer to deploy the category strategy on European level, to drive all sourcing activities for new projects, optimize total cost by reducing over specifications, support strong recommendations towards the stakeholders and by challenging the requirements. You will be the full owner of your portfolio and you will have the opportunity to handle all the varied tasks of the role from sourcing up to supplier selection and agreement signature including strategic reasoning.

By joining our European team, you will have the opportunity to work in a business oriented atmosphere as well as the opportunity to work and develop in a dynamic and multicultural organization. We value team players with energy and creativity who look for opportunities in any situation. We focus on price efficiency and are recognized as change agent when it comes to delivering higher value to our stakeholders.


  • Drive the sourcing activities for your purchasing portfolio

  • Negotiate challenging price and legal agreements

  • Select and set the supplier base for your area of responsibility

  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with our suppliers

  • Work in close cooperation with the global commodity buyer in order to contribute to the global strategy

  • Lead innovative solution inside the company in a total cost of ownership approach

  • Drive changes in purchasing processes and stakeholders behavior

  • Close tracking of supplier performance

  • Closely monitor market developments and the best practices available in the market

  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with internal cross functional stakeholders


  • Experience in purchasing is a plus

  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills

  • High energy and passion for performance

  • Holistic view

  • Multitasking

  • Dare taking initiative / autonomous

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Team player / Open minded

  • Sense of responsibility

  • Skilled in transversal activities and decision anchoring

  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a plus

For further information, please contact:

Fabrice Marnas, Purchasing Manager Professional Services , IPS , +33664051337

Maria Landenius, Purchasing Manager Professional Services, IPS, +46 76 5533552

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.

One of the Volvo Group’s and Purchasing’s aspirations aims at being the most admired employer in our industry by attracting and retaining the best people in order to create and build a world-class purchasing team. Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the global organization with more than 1,300 purchasing professionals distributed worldwide that bring all their expertise in securing purchasing excellence. We provide competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products and services that add real business value. Group Trucks Purchasing has 78 billion SEK in Automotive Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, 1,9 billion parts delivered to Group Truck plants annually. The Volvo Group applies the principles in its Code of Conduct in the purchasing process.

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