Head of Purchasing “Cab Exterior” Commodity

We are proud to be on an exciting journey where Sustainability needs to be at the heart of everything we do, to be ready for committing to our long-term targets: 100% fossil free, 100% safe and 100% more productive.
By leading the “Cab Exterior” Commodity (Lighting systems, Wipers systems, Mirrors …), you will address the growing requirements (recycled material, remanufacturing …) of this transformation journey.

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 developing your team and your business.
The team will consist of approx. ten buyers of various nationalities located in France and Sweden. We hope you love to actively contribute to your team members' development, both professionally and personally.

Talking about being good at building relationships, in addition to the relationship with the team, it is essential to be able to build and maintain trustful and healthy supplier relationships. With well-functioning interactions we believe that we easier support our business and develop sustainable long-term relationships with our supply chain partners. As Head of “Cab Exterior” Commodity, you will have responsibility for the strategic leadership of your commodity globally and operational responsibility for Europe.
We believe that someone that loves to work as a leader in a multicultural context with a high pace and that enjoys cooperating with various functions will also love and excel at this job.

You will be reporting to Head of Purchasing CAB.

Main Responsibilities

What we absolutely need you to do
  • Act as a trusted leader and coach your organization
  • With an ownership mentality build an effective team with common objectives and high team spirit
  • Be proactive and handle ambiguities - 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
  • Have an inspiring leadership that embraces diversity and builds 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
  • Purchasing experience from an international business environment with global suppliers
We believe that you have an academic degree in Engineering and/or Business (or similar) together with demonstrated excellent leadership and motivational skills.

We know that you love to work with an ownership mentality and that you have a great interest in people.

Let's shape the world we want to live in. We have fun, we bring value and we work hard every day. Do you want to contribute to that atmosphere?

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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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