VIE - Adaptation Parts Buyer H/F

The VIE, International Voluntary Abroad, is a French international corporate placement programme for young professionals between the age of 18 and 28 who are European Union nationals. For these reasons, we thank you in advance to mention these items on your CV. For more detailed information about the eligibility conditions to this programme, we invite you to go to Business France website: www.civiweb.com
Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. GTP 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.
GTP is located in 52 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of 120 BSEK. We have 2,550 suppliers in serial production that delivers 1,9 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.
We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world-class Purchasing – do you have what it takes?
This is us, your new colleagues
Group Truck Purchasing is looking for an VIE-Adaptation Parts Buyer, in Goteborg, Sweden, within our Adaptation Parts team in Europe.
You will have near colleagues working spread across the world and work in different networks, teams and groups. You will be part of the Adaptation Parts EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) team, daily work in a dynamic and integrated European team located in Gothenburg and Lyon and become a key player in the Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies team.
Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies is a global organization within Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) who support Service Parts Purchasing, Vehicle Adaptation Purchasing and aim at building strong purchasing synergies amongst the various Purchasing organizations of Volvo Group.
This is your mission
You will be leading the purchasing activities on your scope with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the customers maximum satisfaction.
That means that you will secure delivery of the projects you will lead within more challenging planning than regular production vehicle project; scout and seek for the best suppliers plus bring creative and innovative solutions. You will have the challenge, source and create the ad hoc supplier base . You will also lead the negotiations and in order to secure the best QDCF-TSR performance and perform purchasing activities related to ordering, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
Your work will affect directly our customers satisfaction since through part of your scope you will have the chance to work on the flag-products of our truck brands: Limited truck editions and special vehicles.
The ticket to ride
At Volvo Group, we have a culture of high performance created through employee engagement and we value Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance. We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and to the Volvo Group success.
We believe in the concept ‘Hire for attitude, train for skills’. Therefore, what’s most important to get the opportunity to join us on journey is that you have ability to motivate, engage and involve others with passion for innovation. Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen, customer focus with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell your vision and get desired support.
An important part of this job is to develop our organization, which is why strategic ability, service minded and target oriented approach plus integrity and trust based collaborations are your strengths.
  • Business acumen
  • University degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  • Min 1 year experience in Purchasing and/or negotiation experience in a supplier/customer relationship, with a proven track record
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Positive attitude, service minded and target oriented approach
  • Strong team player with the ability to lead
  • Multicultural experience is an asset
  • Automotive experience is a plus
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
GTP strives to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.
For more information please contact with recruiting manager:
Thibault Richard, Manager Adaptation Parts Purchasing, +33 665858838

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta. We aim at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people.

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.

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