Commodity Buyer Industrial Supplies - Sweden

The commodity buyer for Industrial Supplies handles everything useful for the production sites : it goes from furniture and power tools to support products such as hand tools, cleaning products and even bicycles!
The scope of supplies is very diversified with major challenges in optimizing the supplier base & product range rationalization
He/she is in the driving seat to capture innovations from the suppliers in the Industrial Supplies commodities.
He/she is also an agent in our purchasing transformation journey.
Who are we?
Our team is part of Volvo Group Purchasing, Indirect Products & Services, and within the group of Products & Operational Services. We specialize in Industrial Services & Consumables and we are 10 people in the team located in Sweden, France and Russia. You will be based in Gothenburg (Arendal area) and you will work with our plants in: Köping, Skövde, Tuve, Umea, Boras, Arvika, Hallsberg etc… Therefore, this role requires some occasional travels to mentioned locations and to some of our suppliers.
What will you be doing?
As our Commodity Buyer Industrial Supplies you will collaborate with local, regional and global counterparts and internal stakeholders in order to get the best possible results for Volvo in terms of Cost, Quality, Delivery, Features, Technology while ensuring Volvo’s long-term multifaceted Sustainability and managing Risks (QDCFTSR). You will also strengthen our competitive advantage by understanding the business needs and the supplier market.
You will also support the transformation journey of our purchasing team, mainly in the digitalization and sustainability areas.
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 in order to establish and maintain the appropriate levels of relationship with key suppliers.
You will also:
  • Execute all sourcing activities
  • Issue RFQ’s, negotiate an optimal cost level for your areas of responsibility and carry out contract negotiations and management
  • Contribute to regional KPI target fulfillment
  • Interact as key contact with the stakeholders
  • Identify and 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 strategy and purchasing process to support Volvo’s strategic objectives
  • Bring together innovations on his/her segments
To summarize: this is a dynamic and challenging role in which you will have the opportunity to experience personal growth and development of your skills!
Who are we looking for?
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
  • Experience of working with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), driving cost improvement opportunities
  • Project management knowledge
  • Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
  • Agile & flexible
  • Communication skills and strong interest to develop good relationships with stakeholders and team
We are looking for someone who is a team player with lots of energy 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.
Doesn’t this sound like an amazing opportunity? We are confident you will fit right in.
For more information please contact:
Sandrine Khalifa, Manager Industrial Services & Consumable, +33 664051286

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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