Commodity Buyer, SD&I

Perform purchasing activities within the scope of Services, Digital and Investments purchasing to optimize QDCFTSR within a decided area of responsibility. Accountable for QDCFTSR Supplier performance for assigned Segment Portfolio in the region, keep continuous improvement on QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross functional network.
QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management.
Main Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the Segment Business Plan (SBP) and lead Country Segment Business Plan(CSBP)
  • ­Actively participate in the development of the Segment Business Plan
  • Contribute the country specific input and make alignment with segment leader
  • ­Drive and execute the implementation of the SBP through Sourcing activities, Order Management etc.
  • Lead the CSBP creation, implementation and regularly update
  • Lead sourcing activities/negotiations to ensure the deliverables and performance for responsible segments
  • ­Secure Supplier selection is aligned with the SBP
  • ­Execute, update and renew supplier agreements
  • ­Contribute to global segment sourcing activities/negotiations
  • ­Secure Suppliers understand and comply to Volvo requirements and procedures
  • Secure the supplier selection based on quantitively scoring matrix
  • Actively involve stakeholders to engage in sourcing phases and align the right suppliers and right features to be sourced
  • Drive and develop Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) plans for responsible suppliers, and manage supplier performance reviews with suppliers and stakeholders regularly.
  • Contribute to the Segment administration/Supplier Base Management regularly
  • ­Perform updates of Supplier classification or categorization
  • ­Perform updates of Payment Terms, Currency Terms etc. in line with Group Policies
  • Perform daily operational purchasing activities / Purchase Order management
  • Drive and secure KPI target fulfilment / Purchasing Portfolio Management
  • Drive Regional/Local Stakeholder Network and work as IPS ambassador role for specific Stakeholders
  • Contribute knowledge and experience to the Segment Buyer network consisting of Segment Leader, Commodity and Project Buyers.

Competence & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Minimal 5years of experience in purchasing, indirect purchasing experience is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in service purchasing.
  • Experience in supplier selection processes.
  • Extensive experience in project management.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English
  • Be passionate, curious, self-confidence, self-learning, positive attitude, owner’s mentality
  • Drive change and be part of transformation journey

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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