Raw Material Specialist - Electromobility

INTRODUCTION
The future is here. At Volvo Group, we are taking the knowledge from building vehicles and automotive systems, and creating new technology that will not only make our cities less noisy and polluted, but also change the world of construction forever. If you would like to be part of this change journey, we would like you to join us. Read on…
THIS IS US, YOUR NEW COLLEAGUES
Raw material is part of business controlling at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing. We develop and deploy raw material market expertise, tools, methods and governance that enables the Volvo Group to secure and enhance its raw material related performance and thus provide a competitive advantage to its brands.
Our team of 10 is globally spread across Asia, Europe and the Americas and is considered a center of excellence on raw material (commodity) markets. Our expertise is used to support and control Volvo Group Purchasing to ensure Volvo Group’s competitiveness and eventually our customers’ success. Working together in a global team is definitely an opportunity for some interesting cross-cultural experiences.
Today within the team, we are fairly exhaustive on our understanding of the traditional automotive raw materials (steel, base metals, plastics, natural rubber etc.). As part of the electro mobility transformation journey, we are now looking to expand our expertise in the new technology materials (Lithium hydroxide, Cobalt, Manganese etc.) so that we continue to provide, the more than ever needed competitive advantage to our brands.
ROLE DESCRIPTION
This position is to be the center of expertise when it comes to knowledge on the raw material market for the new technology raw materials. As part of the job, you will consolidate and use all internal and external business intelligence available, perform value chain analysis to understand the position/influence of different related factors in the commodity market. Based on identified, reliable business intelligence you will provide periodic market forecasts. You will on a regular basis support buyers in negotiation, participate in cost workshops, supply chains activities and provide contractual guidance to the Volvo Group Purchasing organization. Keeping sustainability in perspective on these commodities, is key. You will lead/contribute as needed to the raw material strategies within Volvo Group Purchasing.
WHO ARE YOU?
We believe it is the right mindset that will make a difference within our organization. We are looking for a person who understands that the key to success is curiosity. A person who is able to look at the bigger picture, as well as go down in details when needed. To be successful in this position you need to have solid business acumen together with cross-functional networking agility. Teamwork, collaboration & cross-cultural sensitivity are key to succeed in this position. As we are a global and diverse team, all of our meetings and e-mails will be in English, hence you need to be fluent in both speaking and writing in English.
Required knowledge/experience
In this position you will be part of the raw material business controlling team and report to the director – raw material. To be successful in your new role we want you have the following knowledge/experience:
  • University/Master’s degree in science, engineering, economics or finance
  • Commodity market knowledge/experience (New technology materials: Lithium hydroxide, Cobalt, Manganese etc.)
  • Analytical & critical thinking
  • Ability to work efficiently independently as well as in a team
  • Fluent English, written and spoken
ARE WE THE PERFECT MATCH?
We can’t promise you an effortless job, but what we can promise you are some really skilled colleagues and some truly exciting challenges to work with. You will work in a global environment that provides you with developmental opportunities both professionally and personally. We at Volvo Group want you to prosper and be happy, because when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity. We are eager to learn from you and you will get fantastic opportunities to learn and develop with us.

O nas

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 and Volvo Penta. We aim at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people.

Volvo Group Purchasing has 125 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. Only for the truck business, 2 billion truck parts were delivered to 40 plants around the world. By scouting and working with high performing suppliers, we deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and sustainable sourcing to the purchasing processes.

When you join Volvo Group Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,300 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. We offer unique opportunities for you to connect with people across functions, and we are passionate to accelerate your career through competence development.

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