Master Thesis - Eco System Connectors

Description of thesis work
Creating “Eco system connectors “ is one important tool/network to be able to secure that you have the latest information and inputs to better support the decision process and interaction with other stakeholders.
Eco system connections can both be internal and external.

Description of the thesis work:
  • Map theoretical Eco system connectors models
  • Which industries are using them today and how
  • Pros & Cons with “non line” connectors
  • How to show the benefits with Eco system connectors
  • Success stories , examples
  • Implementation activities, company culture change
  • Tools (digitalization, connector platforms etc. )
  • Active Procurement role in Eco system
Suitable Background

The ideal student(-s) will possess good communications skills in English, shows a high level of initiative, be self-driven, have good analytical capabilities and preferably have an interest in the automotive industry.
The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal and social skills and should be willing to travel if necessary, in order to meet internal stakeholders and external partner for benchmark.
The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Economics or Engineering or IT or Communication and is now completing his/her Masters.

Geographical location: Flexible
Starting date is flexible and to be agreed

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners 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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