Enthusiastic Senior Buyer- Alternative Fuels Technologies

We are looking of an enthusiastic purchasing professional to join Volvo Group’s journey towards a sustainable and desired transport provider.

We are no longer a conventional commercial vehicle company. An increasing global population, booming e-commerce and a growing, connected middle class contribute to rising demand for construction and transportation. Climate change, congested cities, hazardous road and working conditions call for future transportation technology and systems solutions that are safer, cleaner and more efficient.
This transformation journey both needs to be sustainable for the success of Volvo Group and for the survival of our planet. Our ambition is that 100% of our products are fossil fuel free enabled from 2040.

Vendor, Axles and Transmissions department is one of the key areas within Group Trucks Purchasing with a specific focus on complete systems or organs. We focus on developing strong collaboration models with our partners and lead the journey towards answering to the Volvo group future needs for complete Axles, Engines, and Transmissions

Here is where you come into the picture

You, our hopefully soon to be new colleague will be taking the lead in driving one of our key businesses related to more sustainable and greener transportation. You will be based preferably in Gothenburg, work in a truly global team and have a purchasing responsibility focusing on areas such as:
Entrepreneurial mindset to drive the business you will be responsible.
  • Data collection, management and analysis for the transformation.
  • Creative ideas to develop the future business model.
  • Identify and develop a strong relationship with our partners for the future
  • Anticipate and create a vision and develop strategies from cradle to grave for the components you will be responsible.
  • Be the change and drive the change internally and externally.
In other words, you will strengthen Volvo Group’s transformation journey with innovative ways of working to create a better future.

This is us

You like to work in an inclusive and caring environment where you are welcome to learn, contribute and support your colleagues. You, as we, believe in trust and honesty, action, flexibility and taking accountability.
Besides that, you should have/be:
  • Enthusiastic, willing & quick to learn, do the extra mile, be proactive and sees opportunities in tough situations and thinks out of the box.
  • 7+ years’ experience working with commercial topics in a preferably global environment.
  • Good level of negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Data management skills.
  • Being fluent in English.
  • University degree in Business or Technology related fields.

What we offer

Sure, we have all the basics in place like pension and insurance, wellness allowance and a competitive salary. Those are just a few of the reasons you choose us… You want to work with us because you will:
  • Be a part of a global and diverse team, with purchasing teammates in different continents.
  • Be a part of shaping the world into a more sustainably future.
  • Be a part of a fun working culture with high pace where it does not get boring.
  • Be part of creating innovative ways to do business for the future
  • Have endless opportunities to grow within the Volvo Group in pursuing your future career dreams.

Sounds good? Well don’t wait, put in your application and give us a call if you are curious to know more.

Philippe Grillon, Head of Vendor, Group Trucks Purchasing,
philippe.grillon@volvo.com, +33 664 051279.

Jenny Lilliehöök, HR Business Partner, Group Trucks Purchasing,
jenny.lilliehook@volvo.com, +46 739 029057

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!

We want to get to know you

Application Process


The journey begins! An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile by login in to your account. The hiring team will review your application together with the hiring manager. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about the following steps.