Commodity Buyer Production Spare Parts-Sweden

To secure that our plants will delivers trucks on time to our customers, we need to make sure Volvo production will run without any interruption. For example, any disruption in the delivery of production spare parts will cause a production stop.
Have you always been curious about how Volvo Group manages this supply chain challenge? Ask us, we know!
Our department in Indirect Products & Services provides the Volvo Group plants with the products & services they need to secure production of our trucks/buses/wheel loaders etc… We are also in the driving seat to capture innovations from our suppliers and anticipate Industry 4.0 challenges.
Our team is part of Volvo Group Purchasing and within the group of Products & Operational Services. We specialize in Industrial Services & Consumables and we are 11 people in the team located in both Sweden and France.
You will be based in Gothenburg (Arendal area) and you will work with our plants in : Tüve, Skövde, Köping, Umea, Boras, Arvika, Hallsberg, Eskilstuna. Therefore, this role requires some occasional travels to mentioned locations and to some of our suppliers.
As our Commodity Buyer for Production Spare Parts-Mechanical and Electrical, you will collaborate with local, regional and global counterparts as well as internal stakeholders in order to get the best possible results for Volvo in terms of Quality, Delivery, Cost, Features, Technology while ensuring Volvo’s long-term Sustainability and managing Risks (QDCFTSR). You will also strengthen our competitive advantage by understanding the business needs and the supplier market.
Regarding our suppliers, you will manage and develop our supplier base using categorization, segmentation, continuous performance evaluation. You will also map and identify new suppliers so as to develop new business models and new ways to buy.
You will also :
  • Execute all sourcing activities
  • Issue RFQ’s, negotiate an optimal cost level for your portfolio and carry out contract negotiations and management
  • Contribute to Europe KPI target fulfillment
  • Interact as key contact with the stakeholders, mainly in the plants
  • Identify, drive synergies and share best practices within the Volvo Group including but not limited to participation in internal network meetings and external benchmarking
  • Contribute to the development of the segment business plan (strategy) to support Volvo’s strategic objectives
  • Secure innovations for your segments
To summarize: this is a dynamic, interesting and challenging role in which you will have the opportunity to experience personal growth and development of your skills!
To become our next Commodity Buyer, we believe you have these qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Business Administration
  • Fluent in English and Swedish (in speech and writing)
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams
  • Priority management skills
  • Experience of working with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), driving cost improvement opportunities
  • Agile & flexible
  • Communication skills and strong interest to develop good collaboration with stakeholders, suppliers and team
We are looking for someone who is a team player with lots of energy and taking initiatives to solve problems and continuously improve our contribution to the Volvo Group.
Our group is diverse and consists of various types of culture and people, and we see that you are comfortable working with everybody. Your mindset is analytical, problem solving and results oriented. You are also cross functional, have the ability to take ownership of various tasks and you enjoy doing business.
For more information please contact
Sandrine Khalifa, Manager Industrial Services & Consumable, +33 664051286

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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If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


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