Uptime Buyer & U&A segment host

UPTIME BUYER & U&A SEGMENT HOST
Do you enjoy working in an agile and challenging environment with high focus on the customer? Do you want to drive changes and bring innovations in a multicultural environment? Do you embrace continuous improvements and enjoy working in teams? Are you pro-active, service minded and target oriented?
Well, then you should apply today. We at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing are looking for a buyer in the Uptime & Adaptation (U&A) team to drive the portfolio of gear shifting systems, steering arms and “built to specifications” solutions…and we need you!
WHAT IS OUR OFFER TO YOU?
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, the business model for high volume production does not fit with the business we operate for service market parts. The challenge is then to structure and operate the business in the way which is efficient for the service market business and in that way, bring value 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 Uptime powertrain 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) which creates value in the service market business, creates value through the customization of the trucks to fit customers’ needs 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 own and develop the Segment Business Plans for U&A on your perimeter; scout and seek for the best suppliers plus bring creative and innovative solutions on this segment on the whole value chain (challenge design, sourcing & contract, procurement). You will also lead the negotiations and supplier performance reviews, manage your purchasing portfolio for service parts in order to secure the best QDCF-TSR performance and perform purchasing activities related to ordering, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
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
  • 2 years’ experience of buyer experience, automotive is a plus
  • 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
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!
Did you know? For many years, as a “disability friendly” company, Renault Trucks SAS has been committed to including people with disabilities in our professional environment.

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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