Inspiring Purchasing Manager for Axles

We are looking for a leader that is curious, eager and has passion to be part of Volvo Group’s mission, which is to drive prosperity through transport solutions. If you are a value-based leader who wants to coach your team and foster an environment of inclusivity, finding strengths and unity among differences, then please press to apply! We need an engaged purchasing manager for the Axles purchasing team.
Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. GTP is located in 52 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of 120 BSEK. When asking GTP employees what the best thing with their job is, many people mention the possibility to work in a real global and multi-cultural context as one of the biggest advantages. We are a global team working with pride, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies.

What will you get
You will together with the multicultural & passionate Vendor, Axles & Transmissions team, which is driven by a positive & high energy mindset, contribute to The Volvo Group Mission, Vision, Aspirations and the continued success of our business. We are a team that strongly collaborates with our internal colleagues and external partners globally, every day. You will work in a global environment that provides you with developmental opportunities both professionally and personally. We are eager to learn from you and you will get fantastic opportunities to learn and develop with us: when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity.

What is the job about?
You will be accountable for the performance of QDCFTSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk) of the supplier base of your portfolio and accountable for your team which consists of project, commodity buyers and segment leaders. Together with your team and cross-functional network, you will proactively drive all relevant activities, use all needed tools and means to continuously secure supplier QDCFTSR performance.
You will actively contribute to your team members’ personal developmental opportunities, both professionally and personally. Support the team or recruit in order to have the right competences and mindset to make Volvo transform.
As a purchasing manager of the strategic line, you will together with your team drive the strategies in the segment business plans and implement the actions accordingly with the other regions together with suppliers (manage supplier selection/relationship/ partnership and negotiation).
You will be reporting to Head of Vendor, Axles & Transmissions and be part of the Vendor, Axles & Transmissions Purchasing Leadership team and in an active way contribute to the development of the department.

We would love you to:

  • Have excellent Leadership and Coaching skills
  • Love to build effective teams with a common objective and strong morale and spirit
  • Have excellent communication and networking skills
  • Be up to date in current and future business trends, technology and markets
  • Be able to execute in a global matrix organization
  • Be able to think out of the box to develop further your commodity
  • Be able to face problems and act quickly and directly. Provide direct & actionable feedback
  • Be able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected
  • Be able to take good decisions in line with internal stakeholders, with risks and opportunities and alternative solutions in mind
  • Be able to manage diversity and offer opportunities for personal/professional development
  • Have University degree in Engineering/technology and/or Business Administration

Le saviez-vous? Entreprise handi’accueillante, Renault Trucks SAS s’engage depuis de nombreuses années en faveur de l’intégration professionnelle des personnes en situation de handicap.

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!

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