Senior Buyer - Indirect Purchasing
If you are ready for meaningful challenges, eager to make a difference and to go the extra mile, we invite you to apply to become a Senior Buyer with our company. At Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, we are always looking for great talent to consider for future opportunities.
Why Work for Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing
Now is the time to join a progressive international team with a strong culture, positive mindset and high energy that continues to redefine what is possible. At Volvo, the vision is clear, “to be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world.” We are committed and empowered to live this vision. We have a unique environment, in which your project management, negotiation and relationship building skills allows you to drive the entire Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management process (QDCFTSR).
Who is IPS (Indirect Purchasing) Proud of the part we play - we keep the business running!
The IPS group is comprised of a team of diverse, collaborative, and committed individuals who are focused on “People, Planet and Profit; which means to them, sustainable purchasing.”
At Volvo Group we believe in hiring for the right attitude and building on existing skills. If you have a strong sense of business, and have a proven track record of reducing cost and building strong relationships in creative ways then please send us your resume.
The role of a Senior Buyer is accountable for managing and negotiating cost, and contract terms of a large dollar portfolio, and all of its activities; from conceptual phase, contract terms and price negotiations, to supplier performance. This also includes being an active member in the global network. The Senior Buyer role will be involved in the execution of Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ)
- Business Accumen
- Financial analysis
Production & Supply chain
Strategic understanding and thinking
Analytical skills. Result oriented
Honesty and integrity
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Bachelor degree, with a concentration in Business, Engineering preferred
Experience in Purchasing strongly preferred
Positive attitude and target oriented approach
Strong team player and the ability to take initiatives
Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities
3+ Years Purchasing or relevant experience
Strong computer skills (MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint)
Entrepreneurial thinking with strong relationship development skills
Negotiation skills and drive to look for cost improvement opportunities
Great communication skills and positive mindset with high energy
Ability to independently drive and complete tasks through project management
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 Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers 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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