Inspiring Purchasing Manager Germany

Are you an experienced manager with passion for purchasing, engaged in your work and prepared to go that extra mile? Would you like to be a part of making a change for the future to become a better place? If yes, then Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing could be something for you. Keep on reading.
This is us, your new colleagues
In the IPS team we contribute to cleaner air by providing fossil free transport in selected areas. We drive products designed from circular economy perspective and a safer environment for people by using advanced geo-fence-abilities to our trucks that will reduce speed or stop when detecting someone in danger.
We are a team that strongly collaborates with our internal colleagues and external partners globally. We celebrate achievements and work in a convivial environment. Through our work, we contribute to The Volvo Group Mission, Vision, Aspirations and the continued success of our business.
We create TRUST by the way of working with peers and colleagues. We deliver with world-class PERFORMANCE, both hard and soft. We have fun at work and show PASSION in what we do. CUSTOMER SUCCESS is guiding us in our decisions. We CHANGE to stay ahead and we continuously improve every day.
We are eager to learn from you and you will get fantastic opportunities to learn and develop with us: when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity.
What will you do?
Together with the multicultural & passionate IPS team, you will transform Volvo into the future. You will be responsible to drive change management to meet new ways of working with the digitalization, new business models and capture new technologies. Together with suppliers and stakeholders you will define the most sustainable solutions.
You will be accountable for the performance of QDCFTSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk) of the supplier base of your portfolio and team where you will proactively drive all relevant activities, use all needed tools and means to secure continuously supplier QDCFTSR performance.
In this position you will give input to the segment business plans and support the implementation and also support the department purchasing business plan, entertain continuous improvement and sustainability.
You will be a member of the IPS Market Companies leadership team and in an active way contribute to the development of the department.
Other areas of responsibility:
  • Secure and Manage resources within your area
  • Secure cost targets and KPI fulfillment
  • Responsible for budget and operating expenses
  • Approve suppliers selections according to sourcing governance and purchasing policies
  • Manage the overall suppliers’ relationship and their involvement in project activities
  • Manage cross-functional interactions with stakeholders, appoint supplier hosts within your area and ensure that the Sourcing Cases are ready for Sourcing Committee and/or Sourcing Board.
  • Ensure collaboration with the other managers within the respective segment(s).
  • Sign off Purchasing Agreements in accordance with authorization directives
WHO are you?
We believe you are an inspiring leader who is curious, can drive change management and have a passion for being a part of Volvo Group’s mission to drive prosperity through transport solutions. For you, it is important to contribute to your team members’ personal development, both professionally and personally. You are a true team player and know how to drive your team to success.
You have excellent communication skills and proven track record in negotiations. You think strategically and know how to prioritize. Your analytic mindset and your interest for business/finance and negotiation pairs with knowledge in manufacturing and Supply Chain.
Important for you is to stay up to date to current business trends and markets and to find innovative ways of working and scrutinize new business models e.g. fostering circular economy approach. You have a positive outlook on things and see opportunities instead of risks. Working proactively and efficiently in execution in order to secure expected performance is how you stay accountable for the deliveries.
  • Master of Science or Business Administration
  • Leadership experience
  • Cross-functional work experience
  • Experience within purchasing
  • Fluent in English and German, both written and spoken
This position requires occasional travels to suppliers or internal sites.
Are you ready for this opportunity? We are ready for you. Please send us your application today!
If you want to know more about this exciting position, please contact me:
Alessandro Galluzzi, Senior Vice President IPS
Phone number: +46 739027482

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 Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.
We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.
Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

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