Bodies & Transformation Senior Buyer
Do you have an agile and creative mindset? Do you enjoy tasks diversity and having autonomy in your daily work? Are you ready to take new challenges? Are you engaged in providing the best Customer Value and being close to the final product? Do you want to drive changes and develop new services? Are you a team player?
If the answer is yes, then you should apply today, we need you!
We are looking for a Senior Buyer in Uptime & Adaptation (U&A) team to purchase Bodies & Transformation products and services for our trucks. Going the extra mile is not just words, we walk the talk!
What is our offer to you?
You will be a Bodies & Transformation Senior Buyer within Customer Adaptation. The Bodies & Transformation segments represent everything Volvo is putting on top of our rigid chassis, such as tippers, boxes, cranes, hook-lifts and mixers. They are a key success factor to our customers and sometimes even more expensive than the actual truck they are mounted on. You will have a true role in making sure our customers get a complete vehicle that meet their tough standards, contributing to their satisfaction and success.
We are also handling trucks transformations for special applications, in this area, every new project is unique and innovative
So, are you ready for the ride?
This is us, your new colleagues
You will have colleagues and stakeholders working spread across the world and work in different networks, teams and groups. You will have interactions locally, continentally and globally. You will be part of the Adaptation – Bodies & Transformation team within the Uptime & Adaptation (U&A) department. The department and team has personnel sitting in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Lyon (France).
Uptime & Adaptation is a global organization within Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) who support Service Parts Purchasing and Vehicle Adaptation Purchasing. We are operating in small teams with a large degree of freedom. We support each other, everyone is contributing to build the Uptime & Adaption future.
This is your mission
You will be leading the purchasing activities within your portfolio to maximize our truck brands offers.
Your will have a high focus on Light Commercial Vehicle but not be limited to this scope.
As Senior Buyer, we want to benefit from your Purchasing experience to support our Group and Brands transformation from Purchasing side. Our purpose is to always bring more value to our customers without compromising quality nor lead time.
What does that mean?
You build upon your knowledge in complete truck solutions and bodybuilders to secure and strengthen a resilient supplier base, build well-balanced partnership with our suppliers and contribute to Brand offers, their success is our success.
You benchmark and scout innovation in our ecosystem and identify new business opportunities.
You capitalize on your creativity and agility to propose a meaningful purchasing approach to our stakeholders.
You support and coach junior team members throughout the purchasing journey and grow our team purchasing mindset.
This is You
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 the Volvo Group success.
We believe in the concept “Hire for attitude, train for skills”. Therefore, what’s most important is that you have a drive and passion for business, people and to develop yourself and those around you.
Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell your vision and get desired support.
We also value if you have:
- Master degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field
- 5 years of previous buyer experience, automotive is a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Excellent networking skills and ability to drive stakeholders at different levels
- Ability to secure business requirements and contracts
- Strong analytical skills
- Curiosity for new technologies and business trends
- High degree of autonomy and ability to be pragmatic
- Ability to challenge, convince and make decisions
- Ability to deliver on time with team spirit skills
At GTP, we strive to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.
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.