Buyer SD&I

Commodity Buyer

Are you a curious changemaker who thrives in a fast-paced, global and complex environment? Does the opportunity to make an impact excite you, and are you looking for a career where you grow and learn every day? At Volvo Group Purchasing we shape the world we want to live in, by leveraging our ecosystem of supply network partners to drive prosperity.

Innovation, sustainability, diversity, competitiveness, resiliency, new business models, and digitalization are all key drivers in how we select partners, partners that have the same value based and people centric view of the world as we do here at Volvo Group.

Together we deliver business value to our customers and the Volvo Group.

We are looking for talent with passion, commitment and big ideas who want to make a difference. Sounds like you? Join our team!

The Purchasing Strategy & Digitalization (PS&D) function within Volvo Group Purchasing (GTP) is a Centre of Excellence. We are responsible for driving and facilitating the strategic direction of purchasing on behalf of Executive Management Team.

PS&D are, together with relevant line functions, driving efficiency within digitalization, governance, harmonization, group synergies, continuous improvements, and digital & IT projects to enable business value. We work proactively with change management and transformation in collaboration with GTP line functions.

Head of Purchasing Strategy & Digitalization is also hosting Volvo Group Purchasing India organization on behalf of CPO of Volvo Group & Head of GTP.

Who are you?

If you have a burning desire to be a part of developing and setting the course for our society’s future efficient and sustainable transport solutions together with us.… this is the right place to be!

You are passionate, value-driven, and have a keen eye for details to work on transformation in the purchasing area.

You work with a passionate team of purchasing professionals having a good understanding of the dynamic environment with fast-moving technology, new business models, varying demands from customers, and a full focus on quality, safety, and sustainability among others.

As a Buyer, you are accountable for the QDCFTSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk Management) of the supplier base on your segments. You are responsible to make sure that the segment business plan is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools, methodologies, and purchasing/cross-functional network.

For you who want to leave the society in a good shape for the next generation. You see this opportunity to bring in the change you want for the society we want to live in.

Main Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to make 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

  • Ensure valid agreements with all suppliers in production and extend contracts on time before expiry through Deep dive methodologies to ensure the right QDCFTSR with existing suppliers

  • To secure the outcome of sourcing in a contractual way, all contracts are approved and signed. Challenge, Negotiate, & Report changes after contract/PO signature and ensure fulfilment of project targets

  • Secure suppliers understand and comply with the Volvo Group’s requirements/expectations, and procedures

  • Perform updates on Supplier classification or categorization, payment terms, currency terms, etc in line with Group policies

  • Drive and secure KPI target fulfilment, like Lead and drive cost reduction activities with suppliers & stakeholders to meet all commercial targets

  • Manage business, projects & operation review meetings with suppliers and stakeholders

  • Forecast cost evolution, PR to PO processing: scope understanding & alignment with stakeholders, negotiations with suppliers etc.

  • Act as a Supplier Host & Drive Regional/Local Stakeholder Network, work on new Parma / Vendor creations after due diligence & supplier evaluation.

  • Drive improvements like catalogues or automation, scout and implement transformation topics like new business models, new technologies, sustainability, digitalization etc.


  • University degree in BE/B.Tech in Mechanical/Industrial/Automobile or relevant supply chain degree

  • 5-10 Years of experience in Indirect purchasing

  • Knowledge on country contractual regulations (legal statutory) & financial analysis

  • Experience in contracting HR & Admin services related needs ex: canteen , travel ,recruitment agencies , traning , employee transport , MICE etc...

  • Excellent decision-making skills, considering risks and opportunities, with an ownership mindset

  • Continuous Improvement and Excellence mindset with good communication skills

  • Strong technical knowledge and manufacturing know-how in assigned commodity. Knowledge on handling proprietary components is an added advantage

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills - true connector working in eco-systems

  • Positive and collaborative mindset and strong energy to contribute to the success of the Volvo Group

  • Proactiveness is an absolute must!

For more information, please contact Arun Maddila –

Would you like to dig deeper into some of the above topics? We invite you to continue your exploratory journey here!

About Volvo Group Purchasing:

Located in 21 countries around the world, around 1350 employees and a yearly spend of 150 BSEK. Our current ecosystem of suppliers exceeds 50, 000, and every year around 1.9 billion parts are delivered to Group Truck plants around the world.  

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We are Volvo Group

What Volvo is to me

What makes our people’s heart beat at work

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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