Buyer Travel and Translation
The Volvo Group aims at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people. Volvo Group Purchasing provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. We are a global division with approximately 1,300 professionals’ world-wide providing expertise to secure Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success. Volvo Group Purchasing has 120 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, and 1.9 billion parts delivered to the Group Truck plants annually. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and responsible sourcing to the purchasing processes.
This is us, your new colleagues
By joining our European team, you will have the opportunity to work in a business-oriented atmosphere as well as to work and develop in a dynamic and multicultural organization. We value team players with positive energy and creativity who look for opportunities in any situation. We focus on price efficiency and we are recognized as change agent when it comes to delivering higher value to our stakeholders.
Do you just love to...
You have a great opportunity to join the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing organization as buyer in Europe for travel and translations segments.
Travel is a key and highly visible segment in the Volvo group as it touches all our employees.. You will havethe responsibility for Belgium and France for our contract with our travel management company as well as all mobility for shuttle for internal moves. Your ownership includes the contribution to global segment business plans, the follow of operational performance of our supplier, to drive continuous improvement actions and lead sourcings activities and cost reduction programs.
You will also be responsible for translation services in Europe (Belgium, France, Sweden) working on optimizing the supplier base, drive agreements including competitive clauses and quality performances plan, develop best practices and work on digital tool to drive efficiency for tomorrow
Are you the one?
- Contribute to the development of the segment strategy and purchasing process to support Volvo’s strategic objectives
- Strengthening Volvo’s competitive advantage by understanding the business needs and the supplier market
- Drive business synergies and share best practices within the Volvo Group
- Manage and develop the supplier base, using categorization, segmentation, evaluation, etc. in order to establish the appropriate levels of relationship
- Drive sourcing’s actions, negotiate contracts
- Lead performance of our partner
A perfect match?
You have excellent communication, listening and negotiation skills in order to build trust+ The ability to take ownership of various tasks is necessary and problem solving skills combination with analytical mindset is a must. We also think that you are result oriented and has a strong business acumen. We can offer you a very dynamic, interesting and challenging job where you will be able to personally grow and develop
- Master of Science and/or Business Administration
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Dare taking initiative / autonomous
- Team player / Open minded
- International exposure / Occasional travel in Europe
- 1 or 2 years purchasing experience is a plus
Let's do this!
If you are comfortable in driving changes, working with continuous improvement and strong interpersonal skills, we will greatly welcome you on board.
This is a temporary position for 6 months with possibility of prolongation. Please send us your resume and motivation letter in English.
For further information please contact:
Hiring Manager: Fabrice Marnas, Travel and HR Services Purchasing Team
HRBP: Emma Parry
Volvo Group Purchasing has 125 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. Only for the truck business, 2 billion truck parts were delivered to 40 plants around the world. By scouting and working with high performing suppliers, we deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and sustainable sourcing to the purchasing processes.
When you join Volvo Group Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,300 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. We offer unique opportunities for you to connect with people across functions, and we are passionate to accelerate your career through competence development.
We want to get to know you
An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.
All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.
When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.