Senior Early Phase Project Manager - Emerging Technologies Purchasing

Senior Early Phase Project Manager - Emerging Technologies Purchasing

Imagine yourself being one of the key stakeholders in establishing Group Trucks Purchasing’s (GTP’s) innovation agenda. Imagine that you are together with the CampX Innovation team, as well as other innovation stakeholders in Volvo Group, deeply involved in developing innovative technologies and new business models within areas such as Hydrogen & Fuel cells, contributing to the future success of the Volvo Group. Do you want to join us in this journey? Together we will make Volvo Group the most desired and successful transport and infrastructure solution provider in the world!

GTP is located in 50 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of about 120 BSEK. We have about 2,600 suppliers in serial production that delivers 1,6 billion parts to Group Truck plants annually. We are a global team working with pride, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies. We work together with speed and agility, in close collaboration with, and a strong mandate towards our suppliers and internal stakeholders.

The GTP Emerging Technologies Purchasing (ETP) function has the responsibility for New Technologies & Markets (where this role is hosted), Vehicle Automation and Electromobility. In our function, we have the passion for technology and new business models, and we are seeking you to join our team. We are a team that strongly collaborates with our internal colleagues and external partners globally, every day. Our team’s mission is to drive the work towards making Volvo Group the most desired Innovation Business Partner when it comes to Exploring and Optimizing through new technologies and services – do you think this sounds interesting? Then stop and press the apply button!

About the role
There is now an opportunity for you to join the ETP New Technologies & Markets function and contribute to the development of our new products. As a Senior Early Phase Project Manager - Purchasing, you are representing GTP in the ongoing Early phase projects and you plan and actively lead the purchasing deliverables in primarily the Hydrogen and Fuel cells related areas. This means that you are the key purchasing interface towards the projects’ Chief Project Managers as well as the Early phase Portfolio Managers in Group Trucks Technology (GTT). Another important task in this role is to bring the innovation from suppliers and other external stakeholders into the projects and Proof of Value initiatives and to continue our transition from a reactive to a proactive way of working in Early Phases.

You will work closely with project managers from other functions, Commodity and Project buyers in GTP, prototype purchasing teams in GTT as well as your other colleagues in Emerging Technologies Purchasing. You lead and secure all the purchasing deliverables according to the project requirements and gate criteria’s and take an active part in developing the technologies of tomorrow.

Who are you?
  • You have a Masters or Bachelor university degree within relevant field (e.g. in Purchasing Management), or comparable work experience.
  • You have experience from Purchasing and/or Product Development within the automotive industry.
  • Background as a Project Manager is considered to be a strong merit.
We are looking for a person with passion to develop sustainable transport solutions with pioneering products and services for the transport and infrastructure industries. If you have a strong drive and like to have fun at work, this will be a job opportunity that will suit you well.

We believe that you have a result-oriented mindset, which will help you to take on challenging work assignments in a successful way. In addition to this, you have the ability to learn quickly when faced with new issues. Furthermore, you are future oriented and loves the challenges our broad scope brings. It is not standard purchasing; we look for a true change agent and developer. Being the spider in the web and being part of a global organization, it is important to have good communication skills and to be fluent in English, both spoken and written.

We believe that you have a customer-oriented mindset and the ability to lead, inspire, challenge and coach different teams. In this context, it is important that you can act as a connector and leader towards the rest of the GTP organization. As we are solving a variety of different issues, often starting with limited information, we believe you are agile, pragmatic, driven and always open to learn new things. We have a strong emphasis on collaboration and sharing, hence we expect you to be a team player that builds relationships over time.

What can we offer you?
We can offer you an exciting and global working environment which will give you valuable experience that will contribute to your future development within the Volvo Group. In this role, you will have the privilege to manage and drive the Purchasing activities in the early technology/concept development to final verification in vehicle. Last but not least, you will get the opportunity to interact with highly committed colleagues from different cultures and to influence the development of our future products and services.

We can’t promise you an effortless job, but what we can promise are some really skilled colleagues and some truly exciting challenges. You will work in a global environment that provides opportunities both professionally and personally. We at GTP Emerging Technologies Purchasing want you to prosper and be happy, because when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity.

At GTP we are actively working to establish groupings that will take maximum advantage of the strength inherent in differences in knowledge, experience, age, gender, nationality, etc. Customer success, trust, passion, change and performance are the values that guide us.

Want to join the team?
Then send your application as soon as possible. We will be screening applications continuously. If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact us:

Hiring Manager: Daniel Heimer, Director New Technologies & Markets, +46 31 3223473. HR contact: Jenny Lilliehöök Widestadh, HR Business Partner, +46 31 3229057.
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden.

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

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!