Head of Engine Components Purchasing

Inspiring Purchasing Manager, Engine Components

Group Trucks Purchasing
Our dear colleague Ryme is leaving for new challenges abroad. With huge engagement Ryme has been developing both people and the business in the purchasing team responsible for Engine Components. The team now needs a new leader with great passion for purchasing that can take the team to the next level. Maybe it is you that we are looking for?

This is how you could make an impact

Even though we operate in a business-to-business environment it is the people who make the difference. It is important that you are a trusted leader and that you radiate passion when working as a leader for the team. The team consists of ten buyers of five nationalities located in France and Sweden. In addition to the relationship with the team it is also essential to be able to build and maintain trustful and healthy supplier relationships. Through that we believe that we easier support our business and develop sustainable long term relationships with our supply chain partners.
You will be part of the Base Engine leadership team, having different nationalities, gender, ages reporting to the Head of Base Engine Purchasing. You will also actively contribute to the development of the bigger department. Besides the European team, you will be part of the global network and lead the strategic global purchasing activities.
We are a great team that loves to work as business leaders in Purchasing. We have fun together every day. Do you want to be part of and contribute to that atmosphere?

Who are you? Are we the perfect match?

As Head of a purchasing team you will have responsibility for the strategic leadership of your commodity globally and operational responsibility for Europe. You will actively contribute to your team members' development, both professionally and personally.

What we absolutely need you to do
  • Act as a trusted leader and coach our organization
  • With an ownership mentality build an effective team with common objectives, strong morale and high team spirit
  • Be proactive and handle ambuigities- we move too fast to be reactive
  • Influence the continuous improvement and our learning culture
  • Speak up, influence and drive transformation to create positive change
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholder and other group functions to drive business results
The ticket to ride
  • Be able to run a profitable lemonade stand
  • Inspiring leadership that embrace diversity and build effective teams
  • Be able to deal with the issues that arise when navigating in unknown terrain.
  • Communicate so everyone can understand what you’re trying to say.
  • Understanding that humans are pattern-seeking and meaning-making creatures.
  • Purchasing experience from an international business environment with global suppliers
We believe that you have an academic degree in engineering, business or similar. We hope you have experience of manager roles where you have demonstrated your leadership capability and a willingness to learn new things.

Curious, and have some questions? Call us!

Let's shape the world we want to live in. Join us and make a difference!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

Olof Nilsson, Head of Base Engine Purchasing, GTP
+46 739025346

Jenny Lilliehöök, Global HRBP
+46 739029057

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

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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Application Process


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