Commodity & Project Buyer - Actuation

Position Description
Based in Lyon (France) or Goteborg (Sweden), you will be part of Transmission Europe Purchasing team with colleagues based in both locations and will work in a global environment with exiting challenges.
As a Commodity and Project Buyer for Actuation, you will be responsible of supplier selection, manage the portfolio continuous improvement & performance and of the supplier relationship.
Together with your purchasing and cross-functional network, you will proactively drive all relevant activities, to continuously secure a best in class supplier QDCFTSR (*) performance during the full part life cycle.
(*) QDCFTSR = Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management.

Key responsibilities
  • Define Sourcing Strategy for your perimeter together with the Segment Leader
  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver QDCFTSR (*) targets during operations phases (production and aftermarket)
  • Lead sourcing projects and contracts to completion in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Drive commercial negotiations with suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers and ensure implementation
  • Identify, mitigate and monitor risks and supplier crisis
  • Drive cost reduction ideas generation. Lead cross functional work with other functions (engineering, logistic, manufacturing) to implement such ideas
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
  • Actively contribute to the team development, by bringing improvement ideas, support your peers, sharing good cases and ask for support when needed
Who are you?
  • You are a strong and agile team player, eager to learn and improve.
  • You have the ability to drive change and who dares to try things no one has done before
  • You have a can-do approach with a positive mindset, a high level of energy, and you are ready to tackle challenges,
  • You are comfortable in conflict and likes to negotiate
  • You demonstrate strong communication skills with internal cross-functional teams, in front of suppliers and in a multi-cultural environment.
  • You have an adequate academic education, such as business or engineering background
  • You have 3+ years of purchasing experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in the automotive industry is an advantage
If you are eager to take on new challenges, contribute and develop in a fast moving scope,
If you believe that key conditions to success are to be curious, persistent and have fun in what you do and that together we are stronger,
Then you will be a great addition to our team and we are really looking forward to hearing from you !
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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

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. Joining us means working in a global context with 1,400 colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities across 25 countries while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group. 

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Application Process


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