Segment Leader within Chassis & Dynamics

We are looking for a Senior buyer & segment leader
As part of Chassis & Vehicle Dynamics department you will join a professional team, creating business value in an open and multicultural, dynamic, and rewarding working climate. We value team players, with energy and creativity, who see opportunities where others see risks, who are willing to drive the change and strive for the best in order to deliver results.

Core Mission

As a segment leader you will be responsible to make sure that the segment strategy is available and 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 and after production.
As a segment leader you will also have following responsibilities:
  • Own and develop the segment strategy, consolidate commodity buyers input, and ensure cross functional alignment
  • Represent GTP in System Component Teams (SCT)
  • Drive the commodity buyers network and stimulate the business knowledge within the team (Facilitate best practices sharing, cost breakdowns, cost drivers, spend analysis, etc.)
  • Support Project & Commodity buyers as escalation in negotiations, supplier issues for global segments
  • Identify synergies with other Business Areas when relevant
  • Bring together innovations on his/her segments
  • Facilitator of the segments performance specifically related to material cost
  • Lead Global segment negotiations
Required Skills
  • Strong leadership
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ownership / Accountability
  • Positive mindset
  • Perseverance
  • Structured way of working
  • Business Acumen
  • Strong team player
  • Learning on the fly
  • Self-driving and autonomy
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong and trustful relations with suppliers
  • Proven ability to establish targets and drive results
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to go out on the field
  • Willingness to learn from others and share best practices
  • Ability to communicate with facts, to sell concepts and get desired support
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
For any question please contact

Emmanuelle Jeanto, Purchasing Manager Rubber & Cooling, +33 (0)6 65 89 04 44.

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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Application Process

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Interview

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Selection

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Introduction

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