Superstructure Buyer

Do you enjoy working in an agile and challenging environment with high focus on the customer? Do you want to drive changes and develop innovative solutions in a multicultural environment? Do you embrace continuous improvements and enjoy working in teams? Are you pro-active, service minded and target oriented? Do you want to be close to the final product and customer?
Well, then you should apply today. We at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing are looking for a buyer in the Uptime & Adaptation (U&A) team to purchase Superstructure products for Volvo Trucks, we need you!
What is our offer to you?
Volvo mission is to drive prosperity in the transport industry and one of the foundation stone is the customer success! Fulfilling customers’ demands rapidly and keep our promises by having their product up and running during its complete life cycle is exiting but might also be a true challenge. That requires for sure a change in mindset and to be innovative, capturing creative supply solutions on the market as well as driving it together with our preferred suppliers.
You will be a Superstructure buyer within Customer Adaptation. The superstructure segments represent everything Volvo is putting on top of our rigid chassis, such as tippers, boxes, cranes, hook-lifts and mixers. They are a key success factor to our customers and sometimes even more expensive than the actual truck they are mounted on. You will have a key role in making sure our customers get a complete vehicle that meet their tough standards, contributing to customer satisfaction and success. Are you ready to embrace the challenge?
This is us, your new colleagues
You will have colleagues working spread across the world and work in different networks, teams and groups. In this way you will have interactions locally, continentally and globally. You will be part of the Adaptation – Bodies & Transformers team within the Uptime & Adaptation (U&A) department. The department and team has responsibility for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), with personnel sitting in mainly in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Lyon (France). We are operating in small teams with a large degree of freedom. This allows us to reach our targets with speed and agility. We support each other, everyone is contributing to build the Uptime & Adaption future.
Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies is a global organization within Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) who support Service Parts Purchasing, Vehicle Adaptation Purchasing and aim at building strong purchasing synergies amongst the various Purchasing organizations of Volvo Group.
This is your mission
You will be leading the purchasing activities within your portfolio of Hook-lifts and Special Vehicles to maximize customer satisfaction.
That means that you will secure price and delivery of superstructures linked to our customer requests. You will manage and develop your suppliers to meet our high requirements, as well as scout and seek for new suppliers that can bring creative and innovative solutions, contributing to customer success. You will lead the negotiations in order to secure the best value for Volvo and our customers considering all aspects; QDCF-TSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk). Your work is done in close collaboration with our stakeholders; the brand Volvo Truck and Group Trucks Operations (GTO).
But you will not only be focused on your day-to-day business. You will drive a work together with our stakeholders to develop complete vehicle concepts with increased customer value. These concepts become a part of Volvo standard offering and leverage our business, providing multiple benefits for our customers. In this way you will actually contribute to increasing Volvo market share by showcasing the most competitive total offerings on the market.
This is You
At Volvo Group, we have a culture of high performance created through employee engagement and we value Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance. We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and to the Volvo Group success.
We believe in the concept ‘Hire for attitude, train for skills’. Therefore, what’s most important is that you have a drive and passion for business, people and to develop yourself and those around you.
Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen, customer focus with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell your vision and get desired support.
We also value if you have:
  • Master degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 3 years’ of previous buyer experience, automotive is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to be effective in a variety of presentation settings (English)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Holistic view and ability to be pragmatic
  • Sense of customer service and integrity
  • Curiosity for new technologies and business trends
  • High degree of autonomy
  • Good networking skills and ability to drive stakeholders
  • Ability to challenge, convince and make decisions
  • Ability to deliver on time with team spirit skills
Due to the nature of projects managed in this position, Swedish citizenship is preferred.
At GTP, we strive to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.
Come join us, apply today and let’s do business together!
Curious and eager to learn more about his opportunity, call me:
Sandrine Tola, Manager Adaptation – Bodies & Transformers Tel: +33 6 64 40 39 94
Don’t wait to apply, application screening will start immediately.

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. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

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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