Senior Electrical Project and Commodity Buyer

We, Vehicle Electrical team, are looking for a Senior Electrical Project and Commodity Buyer.

As a Senior Project and Commodity Buyer for Electrical, you will be responsible for driving all the sourcing and project activities and for making sure that the segment strategy is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross functional network during and after production.

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Some key responsibilities and activities will be to:
  • Contribute to segment business plan thanks to collaboration with the Segment Leader & be an active member in the global Project & Commodity network
  • Lead the supplier selection process in Projects and secure that supplier selection complies to the Project Targets/Budget (Sourcing deadline, tooling/SIPD cost,…)
  • Drive negotiations to ensure an optimal cost level for areas of responsibility and carry out contract negotiations and management to defined project timelines and approved sourcing strategies
  • Secure cost performance in projects. Challenge, Negotiate and Report changes (concept selection, product modifications,…) before and after contract signature and ensure fulfillment of project targets. Keep close collaboration with Cost engineer and Product Cost Controller
  • Manage parts and orders during projects, serial production and aftermarket phases
  • Ensure deliverables from suppliers and internal stakeholders in order to fulfill quality plan activities performed in cooperation with quality engineer
  • Ensure that the supplier is prepared for production, including capacity and all needed system updates (Parma codes, EDI connection etc.)
  • Monitor market and technology developments in respective commodity and address changes through the strategies
  • Collaborate with global counterparts and internal stakeholders in order to get the best possible results for Volvo in terms of Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk management
  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements) by using your owns skills and Purchasing tool box
  • Use Volvo Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain
  • Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production
  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
WHO ARE YOU?
  • We are looking for a strong and flexible team player, eager to learn and improve
  • You have a can-do approach: you have a positive mindset, high level of energy, and you are ready to tackle challenges
  • You like to do business; you demonstrate superior communication skills and you are comfortable in cross-functional and multi-cultural set-up
  • You enjoy managing many parallel activities and you have a target oriented approach
Key Qualifications:
  • Master in business or engineering
  • Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Creative and solution-oriented mindset
  • Ownership/Accountability
  • Positive mindset and team player
  • Business Acumen
  • Negotiation skills
  • Learning on the fly
  • Self-driven and autonomous
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn from others and share best practices
ARE WE THE PERFECT MATCH?
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,
You will be a great addition to our team and we are really eager to hear from you!

As we will start interviewing candidates immediately please do not wait before applying if you are interested!

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. 
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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