Co-op: Purchasing (Fall 2019)

Position Description
The co-op role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote their career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The Co-op experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing through working on important and innovative projects that build experience in project and supply chain management, finance, supplier quality and negotiation. Soft skills, high energy and a positive mindset are key assets for succeeding in this position, across a diverse, multicultural team. The Fall co-op program runs from August 2019 into December 2019.

Responsibilities
  • Manage activities related to supplier relationships (meetings, documents, feedback, etc.)
  • Support the buyers, purchasing manager, supplier quality engineers and project managers in their day-to-day activities
  • Analyze key components of the supply chain (suppliers, processes and spend, etc.)
  • Perform purchasing and sourcing activities, such as RFI’s (Request For Information), and RFQ’s (Request For Quotation)
  • Participate in supplier and internal team meetings
Multiple Co-Op roles are offered in each of the following Group Trucks Purchasing Departments
  • Indirect Products and Services
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Powertrain Purchasing
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Uptime and Adaptation
  • Vehicle Purchasing
Requirements
  • Applicants pursuing all degree types are welcome to apply, as purchasing is diverse, and different perspectives are essential for success. The degree must be at an accredited school and the applicant must have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the Co-op.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Skills Needed to be successful in this role
  • Curiosity
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Negotiation
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to process information
  • Business case development
  • Project management
Soft Skills
  • Relationship skills (interpersonal/relationship)
  • Communication/professionalism
  • Self-motivated, taking initiative
  • Team interaction
  • Problem solving
Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

About Us

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.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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