Senior Commodity Buyer IT

IPS Senior Commodity Buyer IT & Segment Leader, Business Support & Commercial Solutions

Ready to shape tomorrow’s society together with us?

Willing to join a global team working with pride and a strong mandate, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies? We like to work smart, have fun and are committed to our customers and the Volvo Group success. We exist to provide competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting and managing high performing IT suppliers and partners that contribute to the Group’s transformation and leading position on the market.

This is us, your new colleagues

“Business Support & Commercial Solutions” team is part of the Indirect Products and Services global purchasing team. New employee centric HR system, modern finance solution with improved analytics and automation, sales and customer experience platforms, procurement digitalization and optimization, these are some of the key projects in our team.
We are women and men located in Sweden and France having end-to-end responsibility from sourcing to contract and supplier relationship management within defined segments, with a culture of sharing experiences and continuous learning. In this team, we interact with all the Brands and Group Functions in the Volvo Group and manage large Software players, which makes the job so interesting and a great place for personal development.

This is how you could make an impact

In this position, you will be responsible for one or more purchasing segments and report to the Manager Business Support & Commercial Solutions. We are looking for a candidate who can take the responsibility for “Analytics & Information Management” portfolio.
You drive and manage performance of your portfolio from QDCF-TSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Features, Technology, Sustainability and Risk) standpoint and have a global responsibility for a certain segment, manage supplier relationship, cross functional collaboration, and drive supplier negotiations.
In your segment leader role, you are responsible to define and implement a segment business plan that will secure that we reach our wanted position. You also promote and ensure a strong collaboration between buyers worldwide by capitalizing on inputs towards segment strategies, negotiation tactics and leveraging other possible opportunities.

Main Responsibilities
  • Own, develop and communicate the Segment Business Plan
  • Drive global segment sourcing negotiations/activities
  • Drive the Segment administration/Supplier Base Management, categorization and classification
  • Manage the overall supplier relationships and implement the global segment strategies
  • Contribute to KPI target fulfilment and Portfolio Management in your domain
  • Be the Supplier Host for selected key suppliers and implement the supplier governance model
  • Perform contract negotiations and optimization from a QDCF-TSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Features, Technology, Sustainability and Risk) standpoint
  • Maintain a good market knowledge in your domain and perform benchmarks when appropriate
  • Implement the new ways of working and tools that bring efficiency and performance to your domain
  • Secure needed interactions with cross functional teams
Who are you?

To succeed in this position we believe you are self-driven and see challenges as opportunities. You like to network and to build strong relationships across functional and geographical areas. You have courage to speak up your mind and drive towards our common objectives.
In the position as Commodity Buyer, your solid purchasing experience and ability to work cross-functionally and with diverse teams are key assets. You are a team player easy to collaborate with towards a common objective.

Competence & Experience
  • University degree in Business Administration / Purchasing / IT
  • 5+ years of experience as a buyer in IT or sourcing project manager
  • Experience in Data Analytics , Artificial Intelligence and IT platforms is a plus
  • Genuine interest in future business trends and technology
  • Ability to go from the holistic strategic view and into the details and be able to deal with complexity
  • Ability to create networks and to lead cross-functional activities within multi-cultural teams
  • Good presentation skills
  • High level of integrity and trust
  • Fluent English
Curious, and have some questions? Call us! Come join us for a cup of coffee and we will gladly give you more information about the role and how we can help each other on our future journey! Contact Carole Boudinet, Manager IPS IT Business Support & Commercial Solutions, phone +33 481 93 16 62

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Application Process


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