Buyer / Senior Buyer – Autonomous Solutions Safety Purchasing

Do you want to be a part of creating our future?

The choices we make today define the world we live in tomorrow. Climate change, population growth and increasing urbanization are shifting the landscape and expectations on transport and infrastructure. In all our actions, we need to consider how to reduce climate impact, use the world’s resources more efficiently, and conduct business more responsibly.
The transport industry is developing in a higher pace than ever before and we at Volvo Group want to shape the future of transportation. We believe that automation will redefine the commercial transport solutions that most of us rely on every day. Automation will create real-life benefits for both our customers and the society in terms of productivity, safety, energy and fuel efficiency. Our Safety Vision provides a distinct direction for all our safety work – Zero accidents. It is the idea of “Zero” that guides us.
These are exciting times! Technologies of all sorts develop at a faster pace than ever before.
Keeping up with the latest development is vital to stay successful, and it’s impossible to do it on our own and that is why we work in collaborations and partnerships.

GTP Electronics, Electromechanics & Autonomous (EEA) Purchasing being the Strategic Line for Purchasing in transformational scopes such as Active & Passive Safety, Automation, Electromechanics and Thermal Management along with Electronics. We organize a strong collaboration within teams with global spread. Still, we operate close to the center of development in these domains, which is in Gothenburg. The Automation Purchasing Team, with the responsibility in Active & Passive Safety along with Automation, is responsible to drive end-to-end Purchasing activities whilst securing Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management targets for Volvo Truck Brands, Volvo Bus and Volvo Autonomous Solutions.

Let us describe your new challenge:

We are now looking for a curious and engaged Buyer to our team. We want someone that has the passion to be part of Volvo Group’s mission to drive prosperity through transport solutions. You have a positive outlook on things and a “nothing is impossible” attitude. Imagine to be part of the team that is developing driverless trucks!
As a member in the Automation Purchasing team, you will be contributing to People, Planet and Profit:

The People:

Not only yourself by developing your own skills, but the ones around you, creating competence development individually and collectively
We are also responsible for the people in our community, focusing on delivering solutions that are 100% safe itself, and which actively contributes to the safety on our roads and cities

The Planet:

Through a responsible purchasing, we will be influencing how we care for our planet. This includes developing and exploring new and optimized ways of doing business, new technologies and arising partners and/or suppliers
You will also be an active part of future concepts design and decision, which will support the segments towards reaching its wanted position. This will require interacting with an extensive network, leading and advising in HW & SW purchasing decisions

The Profit:

Perform on the solutions definition, project implementation and product deliveries, securing the purchasing KPIs: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Features, Technology, Sustainability & Risk Management.
Be part of the transformation journey we are in, without losing track on the daily performance
You will be making business in a highly performing senior team. The team manages products like sensors (radars, cameras, lidars, ultrasonics), sensor cleaning systems, computation nodes, SW algorithms, teleoperation HW & SW, Maps, GNSS. You will be part of a selection of business cases to support our customers. Always performed together with colleagues from the team and our main close stake holders, like engineering, solutions sales and manufacturing. In our team you will have the power to define the strategy for the scope and execute the same into business and technology tangible results.
We lead the relationship in large scale partnerships who support Volvo in Active Safety and Automation (like Nvidia and Aurora). But you will also have the task to find and build relationship with major automotive Tier1s and Tech start-ups.

Here is what we are looking for to complete our high-performance team:

This role calls for the ones that have and like to explore a combination of commercial and technical skills. You are likely to have a background in either business, development, technical sales or similar. If you have knowledge and experience of from the industry including a track record from an OEM, Automotive Tier1 or solution provider, it is of course a strong asset and we should be a good match.
Business acumen
Ability to comprehend, evaluate, and compare SW/HW and development efforts
Experience or interest in Intellectual Property Rights, licensing models and license agreements
Basic knowledge in agile way-of-working
Experience from automotive industry
Fluent skills in English - both written and spoken
Degree in Engineering/Electronics/Computer Science and/or Business Administration

If any questions?
Head of Active & Passive Safety, Autonomous Solutions Purchasing; Dilip Kakade
HR Business Partner, Steve Matthias

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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

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. Joining us means working in a global context with 1,400 colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities across 25 countries while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group. 

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