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Project Buyer

Have you recently graduated from a University and are eager develop your skills and career further by finding THAT right place to work? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. We are a global team of 1 300 high performing employees aiming at world-class Purchasing. We like to work hard, have fun and are committed to customer and Volvo Group success.
We are now looking for an enthusiastic Project Buyer to be located in Gothenburg or Skövde. The majority of the stakeholders and suppliers you will be working with are located in Sweden but we also have the global, strategic responsibility for investment (CAPEX) purchasing with in the Volvo Group. Your main stakeholder will be manufacturing operations with focus on logistic solutions covering industrial fork lift trucks and AGX solutions.
Main responsibilities
  • In close cooperation with the global segment leader, drive operational purchasing activities for logistic solutions
  • Lead supplier negotiations
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with our suppliers
  • Build and maintain strong relationship with internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and explore new business models
  • Drive sustainability improvements within the segment together with the segment leader and the stakeholders

Desired Education/Experience
  • Master of Science or Business Administration
  • Excellent spoken and written Swedish and English
Main skills & competencies
  • High energy and passion for performance
  • Positive spirit
  • Good networking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Holistic view and ability to be pragmatic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to be effective in a variety of presentation settings
With this position, you will have the possibility to interact with people from the whole world and get a good insight into different cultures and people. You will develop and grow through formal trainings, but mostly, by learning by doing and interacting with senior colleagues around the world.
That’s a lot of requirements and responsibilities you might think. Well to be honest I didn’t really match everything in the job ad either when I started at Volvo. But who can, right?
At Volvo Group we believe in hire for attitude and train for skills.
If you are eager to learn, love doing business and have the drive to take on new challenges, you will love it here.
Travel: Travel is required occasionally.
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
For more information please contact:
Hanna Eliasson, Manager Cabs & Vehicle and Industrial Trucks Investments , Volvo Group Purchasing
Tel 0739 02 83 71

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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