Business Controller

The Purchasing Controlling department (within Group Trucks Purchasing function) assures high quality data to help the Purchasing organization take the right decisions to achieve company strategic objectives. Controllers are taking a proactive approach by challenging Purchasing with qualitative performance analysis to point out areas which need to be improved.
Bought materials represent ~70% of truck standard cost of production. Monitoring this spend is crucial to secure group cost strategic objectives target. As Purchasing Business Controller, you will be in charge of measuring, analyzing and challenging purchasing performance indicators. You will work in close collaboration with manufacturing controllers as well as with the team handling standard cost of sales process to secure accurate standard prices setting and anticipate variances. You will contribute to the yearly standard cost of sales process and be recognized as bought material business expert.
You will report to the Director, production and service market cost controlling dept.
Responsibilities:
You measure and analyze material price evolutions on your controlling scope. You use this business knowledge to forecast financial consequences in terms of material price variance and product cost impacts. You are responsible to produce forecast and perform monthly bridges on variances towards estimate.
Close to the business but Independent, you safeguard integrity in purchasing activities and behaviors.
As part of a global team, you actively participate to best practice sharing activities and contribute to the development of tools and processes to the benefit of the entire team.
Competences:
  • Drive for results
  • Analytic and synthesis skills
  • Ability to transform data into business information
  • Capacity to build international and cross-functional network to the benefit of the position mission
  • Capacity to use English as working language (written and oral)
Background and Experience:
  • Master degree in Finance/Business control or successful past experiences in business control area
  • 2 years minimum on a similar business control position in an international environment
Location:
Flexible Europe, preferably Gothenburg or Lyon
For more information please contact:
Dayane Setim, Acting Director Prod & Service Mkt Cost Control, +55 41 33177697

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.

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