IPS Buyer

Position Title: IPS Buyer
The main purpose of the job is to provide indirect procurement services to the country based stakeholders, and follows / implements the global/regional procurement strategies.
Reporting: This role will be reporting to Director: Purchasing
Job Objectives

  • Collaborate in the segment strategy development and implementation.

  • Execute sourcing and implementation of binding agreements in line with the strategy.

  • Select suppliers and sign agreements in line with valid Volvo Group directives.

  • Drive supplier relationship when appointed as a supplier host.

  • Follow up supplier performance according to agreed KPI’s.

  • Drive price renegotiation and update contracts.

  • Contribute to the segment financial contribution targets.

  • Maintain proper stakeholder relationships.


Education & Job Experience

  • Must have a Supply Chain Management Degree/ Diploma or Logistics Management / Purchasing Diploma / Degree

  • Must have 5-7 years in Indirect Products and Services purchasing in an automotive environment

  • Must have experience working in an international environment

  • Must have knowledge and experience in Commercial contracting

  • Must have basic financial knowledge

  • Must have Project Management knowledge

  • Must have experience in working with TCO (Total cost of ownership)

  • Must have working knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Purchasing procedures


Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Good Business Acumen

  • Presentation Skills

  • Administrative skills

  • Good spoken and written communication skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Deciding and Initiating Action

  • Adhering to Principles and Values

  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

  • Relating and Networking

  • Planning and Organising

  • Persuading and Influencing

  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives


Volvo Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.


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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