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Category Buyer – Direct Material – Raw 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?
Do you want to work with market leading suppliers in a complex area, with components having a big impact on the final product?
Raw Material team is now looking for a Category Buyer.
Raw Material is a part of Body & Exterior purchasing with responsibility for all components related to the Body and Exterior of our products.
You will be part of a dynamic team of 7 buyers supporting each other to reach our business objectives. You will be responsible for the strategy and sourcing of direct RM, a segment with large spend and strategic suppliers.
You will be responsible to secure supply and deliver cost efficiency and additional value in sourcing programs, and you will participate in the development and execution of Commodity Business Plans. You will be working at a team with the aim to have a clear view on the Global business demands as well as supplier market.
What you’ll do
In this broad and interesting role, you are responsible to lead and carry out Global supplier and Global category strategies and drive the buyers’ network thru global council and stimulate the business performance and knowledge within the team.
You will Have a total cost approach by delivering cost savings, cash flow and added-value improvements, anchor and execute Commodity Business Plans, e.g. identifying and leading key programs to achieve cost saving targets and setting supplier base portfolio, based on market and business needs.
You will also:
• Lead commercial and contractual negotiation with suppliers within the area.
• Together with Stakeholders prepare and effectuate RFI/RFQ within the area.
• 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 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. International experience 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 co-operatively 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 equiped 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 Senior Purchasing Manager Eugenia Wretman 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 13th of Jan 2019.
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.