Project Buyer for Tubes

Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customers and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world class Purchasing – do you have what it takes? Imagine yourself looking at a picture. Do you focus on the details or do you prefer to take a holistic view? Or are you one of those who can’t choose between these two approaches? Who rather combine your curiosity, analytical side and your sense of details in finding the best solution in every case?
Within Vehicle Purchasing, we, CVD Rubber & Cooling team, are looking for a Project Buyer for Tubes, located in Lyon (France) or Göteborg (Sweden) with travels required occasionally.
Who are YOU?
We are looking for a person who knows that the key to business success is curiosity, a person who is able to look at the bigger picture as well as going down in details.
To be successful in this position you need to have good business acumen, excellent communication skills together with cross-functional networking agility. It also requires leadership, strategic thinking and track record in negotiation.
You see opportunities where others see risks with the ability to prioritize actions. You strive for the best with proactive actions, efficiency and speed in execution in order to secure expected performance and you stay accountable for the deliveries. You strive to learn and develop every day. You also enjoy sharing experience and support others. And most of all you are a true team player and you contribute with energy and creativity.
As we are a truly global and diverse company, most of your meetings and emails will be in English, hence you need to be fluent in both speaking and writing in English. To qualify for the position, you have some years of purchasing experience, preferably in automotive, with adequate academic education: Master of Science or Business Administration.
WHAT is the job?
You are our purchasing interface towards internal stakeholders and suppliers in your segments during the entire project phase. Together with the purchasing and cross-functional network, you will proactively drive all relevant activities, use all needed tools and means to continuously secure a best in class supplier QDCFTSR performance. You will be accountable for the QDCFTSR performance, securing targets are met and maintained on your portfolio.
You also:
  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during project phase
  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
  • Manage project performance reviews with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Challenge, negotiate and report changes after contract signature and ensure continuous fulfillment of project targets
  • Manage parts and orders in project phase and ensure a timely part transfer in the system to the commodity buyer
  • Ensure that the supplier is prepared for production, including capacity and all needed system updates
  • Secure that supplier selection is aligned with the Segment Business Plan
  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
  • As a business leader for your portfolio, you will contribute to the segment business plan and implement needed actions accordingly
QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management
SQ&D: Supplier Quality and Delivery
HOW we do things?
We create TRUST by the way of working with peers and colleagues. We deliver with world-class PERFORMANCE both hard and soft. We have fun at work and show PASSION in what we do. CUSTOMER SUCCESS is guiding us in the decisions. We CHANGE to stay ahead and we continuously improve every day.
Volvo mission is to “drive prosperity through sustainable transport solutions”, which in other words is simply that we’d like to be a part of and contribute to the well-being of our globe and have our grandchildren and grand-grandchildren experiencing it!
With Whom? The TEAM and the manager.
You will join a professional team, creating business value in an open, multicultural, dynamic, and rewarding working climate. Our motivation, competence and team spirit are enablers for successful deliverables. We value team players, with energy and creativity, who knows how to have fun. Our trustworthy attitude creates lasting relationship among colleagues, peers and stakeholders.
As the team leader, Trust and Customer Success are my core values. A constant and fruitful dialogue is essential to get a common view and alignment. The two-way dialogue gives input for my own improvements and development as well as the team member, team and company. Being proactive with a continuous improvement mindset is key for customer success.
Are we A perfect match?
We can’t promise you an effortless job, but what we can promise you are some really skilled colleagues and some truly exciting challenges to work with. You will work in a global environment that provides you with developmental opportunities both professionally and personally. We are eager to learn from you and you will get fantastic opportunities to learn and develop with us: when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity.
Are you ready to join the team? If so, we are hoping to hear from you!
Curious, and have some questions? Call me!
Dilip Kakade, Purchasing Manager – CVD Rubber & Cooling, Tel: +46 76 553 80 58

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. 

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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