Commodity Buyer, Adaptation Parts

Commodity Buyer, Adaptation Parts.
Volvo mission is to drive prosperity in the transport industry and one of the foundation stone is the customer success! Fulfilling customers’ demands rapidly and keep our promises by having their product up and running during its complete life cycle is exiting but might be also a true challenge. That requires for sure a change in mindset and to be innovative, capturing creative supply solutions on the market as well as driving it together with our preferred suppliers.
Typically, on adaptation parts, the business model for high volume production does not fit with the business we operate. The challenge is then to structure your segment and operate the business in the way which is efficient for the time to market and in that way, bring high value and innovative solutions to the end customers!
Are you ready to take the ride and embrace the challenge?
This is us, your new colleagues
You will have near colleagues working spread across the world and work in different networks, teams and groups. You will be part of the Adaptation Parts EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) team, daily work in a dynamic and integrated European team located in Gothenburg and Lyon and become a key player in the Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies team.
Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies is a global organization within Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) who support Service Parts Purchasing, Vehicle Adaptation Purchasing and aim at building strong purchasing synergies amongst the various Purchasing organizations of Volvo Group.
This is your mission
You will be leading the purchasing activities on your scope with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the customers maximum satisfaction.
That means that you will secure delivery of the projects you will lead within more challenging planning than regular production vehicle project; scout and seek for the best suppliers plus bring creative and innovative solutions. You will have the challenge, source and create the ad hoc supplier base . You will also lead the negotiations and in order to secure the best QDCF-TSRP performance and perform purchasing activities related to ordering, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
Your work will affect directly our customers satisfaction since through part of your scope you will have the chance to work on the flag-products of our truck brands.
Your portfolio will be: Sheet metal, BIW and CNG parts.
The ticket to ride
At Volvo Group, we have a culture of high performance created through employee engagement and we value Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance. We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and to the Volvo Group success.
We believe in the concept ‘Hire for attitude, train for skills’. Therefore, what’s most important to get the opportunity to join us on journey is that you have ability to motivate, engage and involve others with passion for innovation. Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen, customer focus with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell your vision and get desired support.
An important part of this job is to develop our organization, which is why strategic ability, service minded and target oriented approach plus integrity and trust based collaborations are your strengths.
We also believe that you have:
  • Master degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 4 years’ experience of buyer experience, automotive is a plus
  • Experience in project and sourcing management
  • High effective written and verbal communication (English)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Perseverance, energy and a drive to improve
  • Extensive experience negotiating and interacting with suppliers
  • Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities
Job positioned in Lyon, France. Occasional travelling
This is a 7 months contract from 01/03/2020 to 01/10/2020
At GTP, we strive to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.
Come join us, apply today and let’s do business together!

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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