Apprentice Project and Commodity buyer F/H

As a Project & Commodity Buyer, you will be accountable for the projects deliveries of strategic and ambitious product evolutions of the cab area. You will as well be accountable for the QDCFTSR of the supplier base on your segments. You will be responsible to make sure that the segment strategy is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers. and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross functional network during production and after production for Revenue segments.
QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management

Main tasks:
  • Contribute to segment business plan thanks to collaboration with the Segment Leader & be an active member in the global Project & Commodity network
  • Support the supplier selection process in Projects and secure that supplier selection complies to the Project Targets/Budget
  • Drive negotiations to ensure an optimal cost level for areas of responsibility and carry out contract negotiations and management to defined project timelines and approved sourcing strategies
  • Secure cost performance in projects. Challenge, Negotiate and Report changes before and after contract signature and ensure fulfillment of project targets.
  • Manage parts and orders in project phase and ensure a timely part transfer in the system to the Commodity Buyer
  • Ensure deliverables from suppliers and internal stakeholders in order to fulfill quality plan activities performed in cooperation with quality engineer
  • Ensure that the supplier is prepared for production, including capacity and all needed system updates (Parma codes, EDI connection etc.)
  • Manage project performance reviews with suppliers and stakeholders and provide input to the Commodity Buyer
  • Monitor market and technology developments in respective commodity and address changes through the strategies
  • Collaborate with global counterparts and internal stakeholders in order to get the best possible results for Volvo in terms of Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk management
  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements) by using your owns skills and Purchasing tool box
  • Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production for Revenue segments
  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
WHO ARE YOU?

As a person we believe that you have a business oriented mindset with both a financial and technical understanding. You enjoy the challenge of having contact with experienced and skilled suppliers and you also possess strong communication and networking skills. In addition to this you enjoy driving your own work and taking initiatives, with a team player attitude.

Qualifications:
  • University degree (Bachelor or Master), preferably in engineering or business
  • Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Multicultural experience is an asset
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Creative and solution-oriented mindset
  • Ownership/Accountability
  • Positive mindset and team player
  • Business Acumen
  • Negotiation skills
  • Learning on the fly
  • Self-driven and autonomous
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn from others and share best practices
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you are interested in joining a diversified and fun team that likes everyday new challenges, then pick up your phone, send a mail or come to share a coffee. We will be very happy to introduce our mission and answer your questions.
Hélène Chabi, Purchasing Manager Cab Exterior Plastics
+33688224512
Yanis Sersoub, Purchasing Manager CAB Interior Driving
+33 481933005
Fabrice Bannier, Purchasing Manager Cab Exterior
+33 678518435

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. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

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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