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Business Improvement Leader

Are you the Business Improvement Leader that will take us into the Future?
While the performance culture is stronger and more important than ever we need to secure that Group Trucks Purchasing will transform into the future. We are looking for a colleague that has a strong mindset of change and the ability to see what it takes to get there.
In this challenging role, it is important to understand the vision and objectives of the organization and the changes needed in Group Trucks Purchasing to fully support this journey.
Initiate and drive transformational projects and implementing improvements are key success factors in this role. As global subject matter expert in IPS business, you need to understand the needs from various stakeholders and formulate the business needs in terms of advanced analytics terminology. You will also lead change management and secure deployment through appropriate communication.
To succeed, you will act as a bridge, coordinate and communicate between the business stakeholders and the analysis team to create value for the business.
As you will be driving data management strategies to a new level, a very good understanding and experience of data analysis in the project environment is key.
To be successful you need to have the ability to balance performance and transformational activities.
We would like you to have:
  • Ability to extract and structure data using analytics tools to analyze opportunities/problems defined by the business is important
  • Good understanding of how a purchasing organization works
  • A significant purchasing experience in IPS, preferably knowledge in purchase to pay (P2P)
  • A good ability to implement significant changes in large organizations
  • Data analytical skills
  • Experience of stakeholder management and participation in steering committees
  • A genuine interest in changing an organization for the future
  • A collaborative spirit
  • A strong sense of accountability for your deliveries
Competence/Education:
  • Bachelor in Business/Data Management/Engineering or equivalent
  • Purchasing and Business understanding
  • Ability to interact and understand teams functionally, both locally and globally
  • Project Management, preferably a good understanding of Agile methodology and SCRUM
  • Communication and change management (e.g., ADKAR)
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset

Experience and knowledge in purchasing strategies and different buying channels is preferable
Experience in SAP Ariba is preferred
For any additional information, please contact :
Tony Johansson, Director Operations Excellence, +46 765 538207

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners 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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