It's not about cars. It's about people.
Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.
Category Buyer – Direct Material
At Procurement, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a world-class supplier base.
Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality and technology – is essential for the success of Volvo Car Group.
Ultimately, it's all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.
What’s in it for you?
A possibility to work with market leading suppliers in a complex area, with components having a big impact on the final product.
We purchase material to advanced projects, new projects and running production for all VCC:s manufacturing plants. Our group’s main areas are Engine Mounts, Engine Encapsulation, Propulsion Plastic, Air Induction Systems, Electrified Charging and Fuel System and we are now looking for a Category Buyer that can strengthen our team.
You will be part of a dynamic team of 9 buyers. We work supporting each other to reach our business objectives.
You will be responsible to secure supply and deliver cost efficiency and additional value into our sourcing programs.
You will also participate in the development and execution of Commodity Business Plans.
What you’ll do
In this broad and interesting role, you will participate in strategy and business plan work but also establish action plans for part-specific supplier issues in the ongoing operations.
In your role you represent VCC and procurement towards the supplier base, and will work with short-term and long-term goals. You are a key member of cross-functional teams consisting of colleagues from the R&D organisation, Supplier Quality Management and Cost Engineering.
You will be working with cost reductions on a cross functional basis and develop commercial opportunities within the supply chain.
You will also:
• Lead commercial and contractual negotiation with suppliers within the area.
• Secure Purchased capacity and correct information in purchasing systems and follow up on results and deviations.
• Conduct market-, supplier- and spend analysis to be on top of the area and be able to perform strategic sourcing initiatives.
Do you fit the profile?
We believe you have a University degree or equivalent professional experience in relevant area and minimum 3 years of relevant work experience preferably from purchasing/procurement.
You possess good negotiation skills and have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and also have the ability to handle many issues/projects in parallel. You are of course fluent in English (written and spoken) with great communication skills in general. Experience from international environment is preferred.
On a personal level
To be successful in the role you need to have a business mind-set, with a high integrity and professionalism.
You are performance driven with great communication and excellent cooperation skills.
You enjoy working in teams as well as independently driving and completing tasks with a positive mindset.
Your development is our priority and we constantly work with all available tools to make sure you are well equipped when its time to take your next step.
How to learn more and apply
If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Purchasing Manager Linda Boix at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark Senior Recruiter at email@example.com
Kindly register your application as soon as possible but not later than March 19th. Interviews will be held continuously.
Please note application through E-mail is not accepted.
Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automotive industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.