The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group we have bold targets when it comes to innovation and sales and customer satisfaction. To make this happen, we need talented people on board. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo Cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. Join us on this exciting journey into the future!
With our purpose “Freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way", we work with people who care about other people and about the world in which we live. People that want to make a difference.
What we do
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. Highly sophisticated Software will be key for our ambition to lead innovation for the future of Autonomous Drive / Shared Mobility / Electrification / New Ways To Consumers. Volvo Cars is now taking ownership with inhouse development and procuring Software packages from external Software houses, separately from Hardware suppliers. In line with this direction we have created a dedicated Procurement team, focusing solely on Software and licenses for all product streams. Highly focused areas are the Software and Services licenses within Autonomous Drive, Connectivity, Electrification and Shared Mobility. The position is with the newly created Software and Licenses team, which is part of the Global Procurement team for Software & Electronics located in Gothenburg, Sweden. There will be some need for global business travels.
Together with the rest of the Software and Licenses team, you will establish a new procurement category at Volvo Cars, all in very close cooperation with colleagues for example in the areas of Development, Legal and Consumer Experience, Digital and Product Strategy. The missions includes e.g. establishing new terms & conditions and contracts to buy Software & Licenses, scan the global market for new potential suppliers, evaluate & rate the suppliers, perform sourcings, contract management, business development and to work out future strategies – all to enable the ambition of making Volvo Cars a true Software company. To perform these missions you will do both administrative, analytic and strategic/tactical actions on a daily basis. We strive to follow the Agile way of working guided by the SAFe framework.
Do you fit the profile
We believe that you have commercial experience in Software & Licenses, including understanding of the cost involved in developing Software and the value/price of Software & Licenses. You are a prestigeless team player with excellent networking abilities and strive with cross-functional cooperation. With your passion for identifying, enabling and creating new solutions you also see new business opportunities in this field. You are known to always take ownership of your deliveries and have a strong strategic mindset.
You possess a strong business acumen with an understanding of the many dimensions of business issues while having the ability to make sense out of complexity, including the legal and contractual aspects. You enjoy negotiating and challenging suppliers, always with great respect and a focus on achieving win-win agreements. Having experience from an Agile way of working is very beneficial.
If you have any additional questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager, Jennie Bergman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Therese Damstedt at email@example.com. Submit your application no later than 2019-04-20. Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Interviews will be held continuously and the position could be filled before the application end date.
As we use our own channels for recruitment, we respectfully but strictly decline to be contacted for any offer of recruitment assistance from external companies.
About Volvo Car Group
The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand" by simplifying people's lives. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.