Commodity & Project Forging buyer

This isn’t any longer a conventional commercial vehicle company. An increasing global population, booming e-commerce and a growing, connected middle class contribute to rising demand for construction and transportation. Climate change, congested cities, hazardous road and working conditions call for future transportation technology and systems solutions that are safer, cleaner and more efficient.

This transformation journey both needs to be sustainable for the success of Volvo Group and for the survival of our planet. Our ambition is that 100% of our products are fossil fuel free enabled from 2040.

Forging products are very high consumer of raw material and energy. Therefore optimizing the products and processes could make a huge difference to our CO2 footprint and that is where you could contribute.

Would you like to shape this future of transportation together with us? Do you have fun driving business? Do you enjoy cross functional work? Do you want to join a dynamic global team? If you have answered “yes” to above questions, please keep reading!


We, Forging team, are looking for a Commodity & Project Buyer, located either in Gothenburg (Sweden) or in Saint Priest (France)

The team consists of 9 strong professionals and is accountable for all the operational and project activities within Europe and lead the strategic activities globally for our transmissions, our Internal Combustion Engine and many E-mobility activities.

What will you work on?
  • Contribute to a more productive and sustainable forging purchasing
  • Collaborate with your stakeholders to define the future strategies of your segments
  • Select suppliers, negotiate the contracts and drive project activities until start of production
  • Optimize supply chain and improve our resiliency towards a proactive risk management of economical, geopolitical and climate change risks
  • Optimize our QDCFTSR performance
  • QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management

Personal Profile

We believe you are a supportive team player and are comfortable working with different cultures, people and cross functionally, taking the lead in various groups and situations
You also have the ability to take ownership of various tasks and possess strong problem-solving skills in combination with analytical mindset. We also think that you are result oriented and like doing business.
We would like to welcome you to our team where positive attitude, perseverance and focus on continuous improvement are a must

Your main qualifications can be summarized as:
  • Experience working with commercial topics in a preferably global environment.
  • High level of negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Being fluent in English.
  • University degree in Business or Technology related fields.

What we offer?

We can offer you a dynamic, interesting and challenging job where you will be able to grow within the Volvo Group and develop your skills being:
  • Part of a global and diverse team, with purchasing teammates in different continents.
  • Part of shaping the world into a more sustainably future.
  • Part of a fun working culture with high pace where it does not get boring.

Sounds good? Curious about the position? Well don’t wait, put in your application and give us a call if you are looking forward to know more.

Florian Barat, Head of Forging Purchasing

Please submit your application in English

GTP strives to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants that can even further increase our diversity.

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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.